How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers 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 license, certified, and certified general licenses.

Massachusetts Appraiser Trainee

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: $226.00
State Required Test: No

Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 2,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 24 months. You must have performed at least 75% of the work on an assignment in order for it to qualify and count toward the experience requirement.
Education Requirements: Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university or 30 semester hours of college-level education from an accredited college or university; 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $338.00
State Required Test: Yes

Massachusetts Certified Residential 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. You must have performed at least 75% of the work on an assignment in order for it to qualify and count toward the experience requirement.
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 200 hours of qualifying education experience
Fee: $338.00
State Required Test: Yes

Massachusetts Certified General 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 hours of which must be non-residential. You must have performed at least 75% of the work on an assignment in order for it to qualify and count toward the experience requirement.
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $338.00
State Required Test: Yes

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Resources

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers

 

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