How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation certifies, licenses and registers real estate appraisers to perform real estate appraisals. You must get the Trainee Appraiser License to obtain the experience hours that qualify you to take the test for licensed, certified, and certified general licenses. The required time to gain experience hours for licensing is just 12 months, whereas many other states impose a minimum time of 18-24 months.

Rhode Island 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: $200.00
State Required Test: No

Rhode Island Licensed Residential 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: Associate’s degree or higher; 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $200.00
State Required Test: Yes

Rhode Island 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
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher; 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $200.00
State Required Test: Yes

Rhode Island 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 including at least 1,500 hours of non-residential experience
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher; 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $200.00
State Required Test: Yes

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Official Career Handbook


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