Maryland Appraisal License Upgrade Requirements

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This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Maryland State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers. We recommend you contact the Maryland State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers for more detailed information or changes.

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

Maryland Appraisal: Trainee

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


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

Online Limitations

Effective 12-11-12 Qualifying Education is allowed via Distance Education.

Governing Agency

Name: Maryland State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 4102306165
Fax: 4103336314
Address: 500 North Calvert Street, Room 302 Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland Appraisal: Licensed

Qualifying Education:
150 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
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: 2,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 24 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.

Online Limitations

Effective 12-11-12 Qualifying Education is allowed via Distance Education.

Governing Agency

Name: Maryland State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 4102306165
Fax: 4103336314
Address: 500 North Calvert Street, Room 302 Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland Appraisal: Certified Residential

Qualifying Education:
200 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
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: 2,500 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 24 months.


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

Online Limitations

Effective 12-11-12 Qualifying Education is allowed via Distance Education.

Governing Agency

Name: Maryland State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 4102306165
Fax: 4103336314
Address: 500 North Calvert Street, Room 302 Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland Appraisal: Certified General

Qualifying Education:
300 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
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 30 months. A minimum of 1,500 hours of the required experience must be in non-residential appraisal work.


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

Online Limitations

Effective 12-11-12 Qualifying Education is allowed via Distance Education.

Governing Agency

Name: Maryland State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 4102306165
Fax: 4103336314
Address: 500 North Calvert Street, Room 302 Baltimore, MD 21202

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