Real Estate Appraiser, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

This course series prepares students to sit for the Maryland Licensed Appraiser exam. 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.

Program objectives

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.​

CCBC Pathway

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Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

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 the Appraisal Trainee license exam after completing 75 hours of education (REA 019 and REA 020). To apply for the Licensed Appraiser exam, students must complete 150 hours of education and 2000 hours of appraisal apprenticeship hours.
Certifying Organization: Maryland Real Estate Appraisers & Home Inspectors Commission


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Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training

Course series - ​6 months; Apprenticeship - minimum of 2 years

Courses start in September and January at CCBC Hunt Valley.

Program Requirements

​Course series requirement: High School Diploma or GED

Exam requirement: 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.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum. Maximum number of program hours that may be earned from prior learning: 90

Program Course Sequence

Class attendance is mandatory. Students must pass a final exam in each of the five courses.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



REA 019

Real Estate: Appraisal Principles & Procedures


Residential Property Appraisal; $85. Available through the Appraisal Foundation.


T- $210/F-$489


REA 173

Real Estate: Appraisal Standards & Ethics


Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; $75; and 15 hour National USPAP course Student Manual; $40; available through the Appraisal Foundation





REA 027

Supervisor Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser

4 Material included $89
T-$27  F-$62

REA 020

Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis Part I


Same as REA 019




REA 021

Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis Part II


Same as REA 019



Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Skills for Success:
​Successful candidates need strong analytical, math, listening, communication, and writing skills, and the ability to work both independently and within groups. 

Career Opportunities:
​Real estate appraiser, real property appraiser, or field appraiser. Jobs are available in the real estate industry and governmental agencies, and there are also opportunities to be self-employed.


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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Moire Riley | |  443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley 106

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore | | 443-840-1632 | Essex BESS 116