McKissock Appraisal Qualifying Education Courses

Successfully launch your appraisal career with the high-quality courses you need to enter the profession

Gain top notch education

Flexible learning experiences

Engage with expert teachers

Get connected in the profession

You’re ready to start your appraisal career, but navigating state requirements can be complicated.

We believe there should be an easy and clear path to getting your appraisal license. Launch your career with personalized support and guidance every step of the way.

Don’t just become an appraiser.
Become a world-class appraiser.

Choose the education plan that best fits your needs.


Access all the online courses you need, plus advanced professional development tools and resources.

Livestream Package

Enjoy all the perks of a classroom, but from your living room or home office.

Self-paced Online Package

Complete courses on your own time at your own pace.

All three plans include:

Flexible education that meets your needs

Expert staff and educators with unparalleled appraisal experience

Personalized support and guidance every step of the way

Gain access to state-required courses and get your appraisal license.

Become an Appraiser in 3 Steps

There are three steps to becoming an appraiser: education, license application, and on-the-job training. Required hours and apprenticeship time vary by state; check your state’s specific license requirements for full details.

Education Requirements for Appraiser Trainees

how to become an appraiser

Complete pre-licensing courses

Before becoming an appraiser, most states require that you first become an appraiser trainee (also known as “apprentice appraisers” or “registered appraisers”).

To become a trainee, you must complete and pass 75 hours* of basic appraisal qualifying education (3 courses):

1) Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours)
2) Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours)
3) National USPAP Course (15 hours)

No experience is required to begin pre-licensing courses. In most states, you can complete courses online at your own pace with McKissock.

*Note that in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky,  and Wisconsin, you are required to take more than 75 hours of qualifying education courses for your initial license.

Apply for your trainee license

Once you’ve completed your coursework, prepare to apply for your trainee license. Here’s how:

1) Submit your application and fees to the state board
2) Submit your fingerprints and background check information
3) Receive your license from your state’s board

Steps and license levels vary from state to state. Contact your state appraisal board for specific state information or click on the state dropdown below.

Begin working under a certified appraisal supervisor

The final step is training with a certified appraiser supervisor. Through this expert, you’ll learn the business and grow your understanding of the appraisal process.

The supervisor and trainee must document any completed work. A state regulatory board will review upon submission. The number of required experience hours varies by state; check your state’s licensing requirements to learn yours.

Select a state and view detailed steps to get a license.

More appraisers trust McKissock with their education than any other provider. Here's why:



For 30 years, McKissock has been the leader in appraisal education. As appraisers ourselves, we understand your business. We educate people more efficiently because we are experts at online learning and know how to deliver information in a way that maximizes the experience.

Superior Quality

Superior Quality

McKissock has set the standard for online learning for appraisers. Our course content and delivery are consistently rated the best in the business. Since 2010, we’ve been the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation’s National Online USPAP Update Course.

Convenience & Flexibility

Convenience & Flexibility

Learn what you want, when you want. Choose your pathway to learning, from online courses to live in-person courses, videos, webinars, interactive learning aids, and more.

Practical Knowledge

Dedicated Support

Available seven days a week, our academic advisors are ready to support and assist you. Whether you have questions about courses, products, enrollment, proctoring, or other matters, you’re always in good hands.

We believe you deserve the best start in your new profession.

Don’t miss out on an amazing profession. Launch your appraisal career with McKissock.

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