Tennessee Appraisal License Requirements

Do you want to become a licensed appraiser in Tennessee? McKissock Learning will help you meet the necessary educational requirements you need to get your appraisal licensed in Tennessee.

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This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission. We recommend you contact the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain appraisal licenses in multiple states, we recommend you to check each state's requirements.

Tennessee Appraisal: Trainee

Qualifying Education:
75 QE hours
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hrs.
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hrs.
15-hr Nat’l USPAP Update or Equivalent.


2015 AQB Supervisor/Trainee Course Requirement: Both the Trainee Appraiser and Supervisory Appraiser shall be required to complete a course that, at minimum, complies with the specifications for course content established by the AQB. The course must be completed by the Trainee Appraiser prior to obtaining a Trainee Appraiser credential, and completed by the Supervisory Appraiser prior to supervising a Trainee Appraiser.


Experience: N/A


College Education: N/A

Limitations

Effective July 2020, USPAP, Basic Appraisal Principles, and Basic Appraisal Procedures may be completed online. 

Governing Agency

Name: Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Phone: 6157411831
Fax: 6152531692
Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway, 2nd Floor Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee Appraisal: Licensed

Qualifying Education:
150 QE hours
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 15 hours.
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 15 hours.
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches - 30 hours.
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies - 15 hours.
 
Experience: 1,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 6 months.

College Education:
Must have an Associate Degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, Thirty (30) semester credit hours covering specific subject matter courses may be used.

Limitations

Effective July 2020, USPAP, Basic Appraisal Principles, and Basic Appraisal Procedures may be completed online. 

Governing Agency

Name: Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Phone: 6157411831
Fax: 6152531692
Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway, 2nd Floor Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee Appraisal: Certified Residential

Qualifying Education:
200 QE hours
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 15 hours.
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 15 hours.
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches - 30 hours.
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies - 15 hours.
Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours.
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies – 15 hours.
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 20 hours.

Experience: 1,500 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 12 months.

College Education: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Limitations

Effective July 2020, USPAP, Basic Appraisal Principles, and Basic Appraisal Procedures may be completed online. 

Governing Agency

Name: Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Phone: 6157411831
Fax: 6152531692
Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway, 2nd Floor Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee Appraisal: Certified General

Qualifying Education:
300 QE hours
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
General Appraiser Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies - 30 hours.
Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours.
General Appraiser Income Approach – 60 hours.
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 30 hours.


Experience: 3,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in no less than 18 months.  A minimum of 1,500 of the required experience must be in non-residential appraisal work.


College Education: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Limitations

Effective July 2020, USPAP, Basic Appraisal Principles, and Basic Appraisal Procedures may be completed online. 

Governing Agency

Name: Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Phone: 6157411831
Fax: 6152531692
Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway, 2nd Floor Nashville, TN 37243

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