Real Estate Appraiser, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Real Estate Appraisers assess residential real estate property for its current fair market value. In order to appraise the property, the appraiser must go to the real estate site and take pictures and measurements of the land and/or residence. A search of local real estate records is done to establish a price comparison of like properties, and a computerized report on the findings is written up for the customer and lender.
This course series features courses that will prepare students work in the field and to sit for the Maryland Licensed Appraiser exam. Students will be prepared to begin their required apprenticeship hours and, when completed, take the licensing exam to become a Maryland Licensed Appraiser. Students may apply for Appraisal Trainee license after completing 75 hours of education (REA019 and REA020). To apply for the Licensed Appraiser exam, students must complete 150 hours of education and 2000 hours of appraisal apprenticeship hours. To qualify to take the Appraiser License exam, students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits of post-secondary education or hold an associate degree or higher.
Students entering this program should have strong analytical, math, listening, communication, and writing skills, and the ability to work both independently and within groups.
Typical job titles for this filed include real estate appraiser, real property appraiser, and field appraiser. Jobs are available in the real estate industry and governmental agencies, and there are also opportunities to be self-employed. Additional career information can be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. meet education requirements set by the Appraisal Foundation for licensing as a Real Estate Appraiser,
2. apply the knowledge and skills to function effectively as a real estate appraiser,
3. prepare to gain employment as a real estate appraiser trainee, and
4. prepare to sit for the state licensing exam.