How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Maine

In Maine, the Board of Appraiser handles appraisal licensing. Maine is one of the few states with such low minimum time requirement to obtain the necessary experience hours for licensing.  The 2,000 experience hours can be obtained in 12 months. Most states require the hours to be obtained in no less than 18-24 months.

Maine Trainee Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: N/A
Training Requirements: Work under the direct supervision of a certified residential or general real property appraiser who has been qualified as a supervisor
Education Requirements: 75 hours of qualifying education courses within 5 years of submitting application
Fee: $431.00 initial application fee; $380 annual renewal fee
State Required Test: None

Maine Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: N/A
Training Requirements: 2,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 12 months
Education Requirements: Hold an Associate’s degree (or 30 semester hours of accredited college-level education) and 150 hours of qualifying education courses.
Fee: $431.00 initial application fee; $380.00 annual renewal fee
State Required Test: Yes

Maine Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: N/A
Training Requirements: 2,500 hours of experience in no fewer than 24 months
Education Requirements: Hold a Bachelor’s degree and 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $431.00 initial application fee; $380 annual renewal fee
State Required Test: Yes

Maine Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Basic Requirements: N/A
Training Requirements: 3,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 30 months,1500 hours of which must be non-residential.
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $431.00 initial application fee; $380 annual renewal fee
State Required Test: Yes

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Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers

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