Get Your Washington Appraisal License with Allied's Appraisal
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When you take your Washington state appraisal training with Allied Real Estate Schools you get the convenient and affordable education you’re looking for. These courses are available 100 percent online so you can create your own study schedule and not have to stick to a live class timeframe. All courses meet AQB requirements to ensure you receive a quality education to help you pass your state exam.
NEW APPRAISAL LICENSE PACKAGES
The 79-hour trainee package provides 75 hours of pre-license real estate appraisal education, plus an additional four hours that focus on trainee/supervisory training. This package will help you prepare to get your trainee license and is the starting point for a new appraisal career.
- Real Estate Appraisal Principles and Practices Course (60-Hour)
- 2014-2015 National USPAP Course (15-Hour)
- Real Estate Appraisal Trainee/Supervisor (4-Hour)
Tuition Price: $746.00
UPGRADE YOUR APPRAISAL TRAINEE LICENSE to become a Licensed Residential Appraiser. This package meets the minimum state required 75-Hour pre-license requirement to apply for the residential appraiser license exam. Students must already have an appraisal trainee license to take this course.
- Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use Course (15-Hour)
- Real Estate Site Valuation and Cost Course (15-Hour)
- Real Estate Appraisal Sales Comparison Course (30-Hour)
- Real Estate Appraisal Report Writing Course (QE) (15-Hour)
Tuition Price: $576.00
STAND ALONE PRODUCTS
This 15-hour course provides you with information on the generally-accepted and recognized standards of appraisal practice in the United States.
These products provide you with helpful self-assessment tests and comprehensive practice exams that prepare you for the actual state licensing exam.
Allied's state-approved courses give you everything you need to quickly and easily renew or upgrade your appraisal license.
What are Allied’s approval numbers?
Allied’s Real Estate Appraisal Principles and Practices and Real Estate Appraisal Report Writing courses have approval numbers of AP3177 and AP2859. The 15-hour and 7-hour USPAP courses have approval numbers of AP3165 and AP3166. Allied is approved by the Washington State Department of Licensing to provide comprehensive appraisal training to students in the state of Washington.
What are the Washington license requirements?
There are three levels of Washington real estate appraiser licenses:
- State Licensed Appraiser
- State Certified Residential License
- State Certified General License
You must successfully complete the specified hours of approved real estate appraisal courses for each type of license, including a course of at least 15 hours that covers the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). The specified hours include:
- A minimum of 150 hours for the licensed appraiser classification. Of these hours, 60 hours must cover the basic principles and procedures of real estate appraising.
- A minimum of 200 hours for the certified residential classification. Of these hours, 60 hours must cover the basic principles and procedures of real estate appraising.
- A minimum of 300 hours for the certified general classification. Of these hours, 60 hours must cover the basic principles and procedures of real estate appraising.
- Applicants for a licensed real estate appraiser license shall have a minimum of 2,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in no fewer than 24 months. Hours may be treated as cumulative in order to achieve the necessary hours of appraisal experience.
- Applicants for a certified residential real estate appraiser license shall have a minimum of 2,500 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in no fewer than 24 months. Hours may be treated as cumulative in order to achieve the necessary hours of appraisal experience.
- Applicants for a certified general real estate appraiser license shall have a minimum of 3,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in no fewer than 30 months. At least 50 percent of the required experience must be in non-residential appraisal work. Hours may be treated as cumulative in order to achieve the necessary hours of appraisal experience.
How do I get my Washington real estate appraisal license?
To be eligible for licensure or certification in the state of Washington, you must:
- Submit a fully completed application.
- The application includes a Consent of Service which must be completed if you are an out-of-state applicant.
- Attach copies of all education documentation.
- Enclose a completed experience log (No credit will be granted for restricted appraisal reports).
- Enclose application fee.
- Mail application, documentation, and fee to the Business & Professions Division - Real Estate Appraiser Section.
- Allow a minimum of two weeks for processing. The Department of Licensing will review the application and determine eligibility for examination. You will be sent an examination approval letter indicating approval to sit for the appropriate examination or be sent a letter of explanation as to why approval has been denied.
- When you receive the approval letter, a toll-free number will be provided to call and schedule the examination date and location. (Examinations are by appointment only with Promissor.)
- An approval letter from the Department of Licensing is required to be admitted into the examination.
Where and when can I take the national appraiser exam?
The real estate appraiser examination is administered at the following locations and days:
- Everett - Every Saturday
- Kennewick - Every Saturday
- Lacey - Monday thru Saturday
- Spokane - Tuesday thru Saturday
- Tukwila/Seattle - Monday thru Saturday
- Vancouver - Thursday thru Saturday
- Wenatchee - 4th Saturday of each month
- Yakima - Every Saturday
How do I renew my appraisal license?
Your license or certificate will expire on the second birthday following the date of issuance. To renew a license, you must:
- Successfully complete a total of 28 hours of approved continuing education courses within the licensed/certified term.
- Submit copies of all education documentation.
- Complete and sign affidavit, which is attached to the renewal form.
- Submit the renewal fee.
- Complete a 15-hour USPAP course every other renewal period (every four years).
To be renewed as a state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser, you need to apply and pay the prescribed fee to the director no earlier than 120 days prior to the expiration date of the license or certificate and demonstrate satisfaction of any continuing education requirements.
If you fail to renew a license or certificate prior to its expiration and no more than one year has passed since you last held a valid license or certificate, you can obtain a renewal license or certificate by satisfying all of the requirements for renewal and paying late renewal fees.
The director shall cancel the license or certificate if your renewal fee is not received within one year from the date of expiration. You can obtain a new license or certificate by satisfying the procedures and qualifications for initial licensure or certification, including the successful completion of any applicable examinations.
I am licensed or certified in another state but I want to appraise property in Washington. How can I become licensed in Washington?
If you are currently certified or licensed and in good standing under the laws of another state, you may obtain a certificate or license as a Washington state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser without being required to satisfy the examination requirements. The following requirements need to be met:
- The director must determine that the certification or licensure requirements are substantially similar to those found in Washington state.
- The other state must have a written reciprocal agreement to provide similar treatment to holders of Washington state certificates and/or licenses.
How can I get a temporary license to do an appraisal in Washington?
If you are a licensed or certified appraiser from another state, you may apply for registration to receive temporary certification or licensing in Washington by paying a fee and filing a notarized application with the department on a form provided by the department.
The director is authorized to adopt by rule the term or duration of the certification and licensing privileges granted under the provisions of this section. Certification or licensing shall not be renewed. However, you may receive an extension of a temporary practice permit to complete an assignment, provided that a written request is received by the department prior to the expiration date, stating the reason for the extension.