How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Washington

Washington Real Estate Appraiser Trainee

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: None
Education Requirements: 79 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $200.00
State Required Test: No

Washington 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 under the supervision of a certified appraiser
Education Requirements: Must have an Associate’s degree OR 30 semester hours of specified courses; 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $190.00
State Required Test: Yes

Washington Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 2,500 hours of appraisal work in no fewer than 24 months under the supervision of a certified appraiser
Education Requirements: Must have an Bachelor’s Degree; 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $370.00
State Required Test: Yes

Washington General Real Estate 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 under the supervision of a certified appraiser; 1,500 hours must be non-residential
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree; 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $370.00
State Required Test: Yes

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