How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Nebraska

The Nebraska Real Property Appraiser Board certifies, licenses and registers real estate appraisers to perform real estate appraisals. You must get the Trainee Real Property Appraiser License to obtain the experience hours that qualify you to take the test for state licensed, certified, and certified general licenses. The required time to gain the 2,000 experience hours for licensing is just 12 months, whereas many states impose a time requirement of 18-24 months.

Nebraska Trainee Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 19 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: None
Education Requirements: 75 hours of qualifying education course OR hold a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from an accredited degree-awarding college or university that has had all or part of its curriculum approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board as required core curriculum; AND successfully complete a Real Property Appraiser Board-approved seven-hour supervisory appraiser and trainee course within one year immediately preceding the date of application
Fee: $188.00
State Required Test: No

Nebraska Licensed Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 19 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 2,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 12 months
Education Requirements: Hold an Associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited degree-awarding community college, college, or university OR successfully complete thirty semester hours of college-level education from an accredited degree-awarding community college, college, or university. Official transcripts evidencing completion of an associate’s degree or higher or successful completion of thirty semester hours of college-level education must be submitted with application. A photocopy of an official transcript is not considered to be an official transcript. Unofficial transcripts may be considered invalid; 150 hours of qualifying education courses OR hold a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from an accredited degree-awarding college or university that has had all or part of its curriculum approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board as required core curriculum.
Fee: $188.00
State Required Test: Yes

Nebraska Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 19 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 2,500 hours of experience in no fewer than 24 months
Education Requirements: Hold a bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited degree-awarding college or university. Official transcripts evidencing completion of degree must be submitted with application. A photocopy of an official transcript is not considered to be an official transcript. Unofficial transcripts may be considered invalid.; 200 hours of qualifying education courses OR hold a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from an accredited degree-awarding college or university that has had all of part of its curriculum approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board as required core curriculum.
Fee: $188.00
State Required Test: Yes

Nebraska Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 19 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 must be in non-appraisal work
Education Requirements: Hold a bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited degree-awarding college or university. Official transcripts evidencing completion of degree must be submitted with application. A photocopy of an official transcript is not considered to be an official transcript. Unofficial transcripts may be considered invalid.; 300 hours in qualifying education courses OR hold a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from an accredited degree-awarding college or university that has had all of part of its curriculum approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board as required core curriculum.
Fee: $188.00
State Required Test: Yes

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Resources

Nebraska Real Property Appraiser Board 

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