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Education and Experience Requirements

In addition to the education and experience requirements (listed below), there are examinations and other requirements imposed by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA). Santiago Canyon College’s appraisal courses have been approved by OREA for credit towards the first 135 Hours of education for all the Appraiser’s licenses. Those courses are:

  • RE 114 Appraisal Principles and Procedures
  • RE 116 Residential Real Estate Appraisal
  • RE 117 Residential Appraisal Report Writing and Case Studies.

 

 

Category

Trainee License

Residential License

Certified
Residential License

Certified
General License

Education

150 Hours of education covering 7 modules including 15 hour National USPAP course module. Education may not be more than 5 years old

150 Hours of education covering 7 modules including 15 hour National USPAP course module

200 Hours of education covering 10 modules, including 15 hour National USPAP Course and an Associate Degree. In lieu of a Degree 21 semester credits in specific subject matters may be substituted

300 Hours of education covering 10 modules, including 15 hour National USPAP Course and a Bachelors Degree. In lieu of a Degree 30 semester credits in specific subject matters may be substituted

Experience

Once Licensed:
Must be supervised by a certified residential or general licensee in good standing. Supervising appraiser may have no more than three trainees

A minimum of 2000 hours encompassing 12 months of acceptable experience

A minimum of 2,500 hours encompassing at least 30 months of acceptable experience

A minimum of 3,000 hours encompassing at least 30 months of acceptable experience. At least 1,500 hours of the experience must be non-residential

Scope

Any property which the supervising appraiser is permitted to appraise

Any non-complex 1-4 family property with a transaction value up to $1 million; and non-residential property with a transaction value up to $250,000

Any 1-4 family property without regard to transaction value or complexity; and non-residential property with a transaction value up to $250,000

All real estate without regard to transaction value or complexity

 

SCC presents this information as helpful information only and does not guarantee that it is current and correct at this time.  It is the best information we have as of this writing.  Anyone interested in the Appraiser license, examinations or career requirements and for official complete, detailed, current and authoritative information requirements and examination should contact the Office of Real Estate appraisers (OREA).

OFFICE OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

1755 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 190

Sacramento, CA  95833

Telephone:  (916)263-0722

www.orea.ca.gov