Prior to filing your application, you will need to find a Certified General or Certified Residential Appraiser licensed in in your state to act as your supervisor.
Your supervisor is responsible to the Board and to the public for your conduct while acting under your Appraiser Trainee’s license and is required to sign all of your appraisal reports. Appraiser Trainees are allowed to have more than one supervisor. Keep in mind that a supervisor can have up to five trainees at one time.
The easiest, and most obvious, way is if you already have a friend or family member who’s a certified appraiser. Another option is to contact banks or Appraisal Management Companies (AMC) and see if they’re hiring. Some of them even pay you on a salary.
You can search the National Registry of appraisers on the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) website to find appraisers eligible to supervise trainees.
Click HERE to link to the national appraiser registry. You should be able to search by state and area as well as by name.
We also have a really good blog article on finding a mentor. You can view that article HERE.