How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Commerce handles appraisal licensing. Minnesota is one of the few states with a lower minimum time requirement to obtain the necessary experience hours for licensing.  The 2,000 experience hours can be obtained in 12 months. Many states require the hours to be obtained in no less than 18-24 months.

Minnesota Trainee Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: None
Education Requirements: 75 hours of qualifying education course
Fee: $150.00
State Required Test: Yes

Minnesota Trainee Real Property 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 12 months
Education Requirements: Must have an Associate’s degree or higher OR 30 semester credit hours of specified courses; 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $230.00
State Required Test: Yes

Minnesota Certified Residential Real Property 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 have a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $230.00
State Required Test: Yes

Minnesota Certified General Real Property 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 which must be non-residential
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $230.00
State Required Test: Yes

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Resources

Minnesota Department of Commerce 

 

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