How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation handles the certification, licensing and registering of real estate appraisers to perform real estate appraisals. You must get the Appraiser Trainee License to obtain the experience hours that qualify you to take the test for the state certified, and certified general licenses.

Illinois Associate Real Estate Trainee Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: None
Education Requirements: 75 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $225.00
State Required Test: Yes

Illinois Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 2,500 hours of experience in no fewer than 24 months
Education Requirements: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $315.00
State Required Test: Yes

Illinois Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 3,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 30 months (1,500 of these hours need to be in non-residential experience)
Education Requirements: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 300 hours of qualifying education courses.
Fee: $315.00
State Required Test: Yes

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Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

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