Appraisal License Course

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Online Real Estate Appraisal Training

Take the steps to start a new career today! Enroll in the courses you need and prepare yourself for a rewarding real estate appraisal career. It’s easy to get started!

  • Step 1: Select the appropriate state to view the real estate appraisal education options
  • Step 2: Choose the license, renewal or upgrade courses you require (if applicable)
  • Step 3: Enroll today!

Allied is the reliable choice to get or maintain your appraisal license. When you pursue your training with Allied, you receive an education from a trusted real estate school, live student support and the flexibility to study when and where you want. Prepare today!

Why Choose Allied for Your Appraisal Training?

  • Affordable Programs
  • Flexible & Convenient
  • Live Student Support
  • Online Study Format

Partner with a Long-Standing Real Estate School

Allied Real Estate Schools has a wide variety of online training courses for appraisal licenses, upgrades and renewals. Since 1992, Allied has provided a quality education throughout the real estate field. The simple-to-use online format allows students to learn about the appraisal process and meet their state education requirements.

The online appraisal training courses are designed to give in-depth coverage of the appraisal industry so each student is prepared to pass the state exam without any surprises. These training courses work great for people with busy schedules or people who just want to cut traffic out of their education. You can create your own study schedule and if you have any questions, you can call or email Allied’s Student Affairs Department to help you out during regular business hours.

Distance education provides you with a fast and convenient way to get your appraisal license. When you take courses online, you have the ability to make important decisions regarding your education. You can decide where, when and how to learn. Allied lets you prepare for a new career at home and at your own pace.

Which License Do You Need?

Allied Real Estate Schools offers a variety of online appraisal training courses for those looking to receive or upgrade their real estate appraisal license. Most states require at least 75 hours of education training before you can become an Appraiser Trainee. California, however, requires new appraisers to complete 154 hours of state approved appraisal education.

Here is a breakdown of the various appraisal levels:

  • Trainee – As a trainee, you will learn and gain required experience under a supervising certified-level appraiser. The minimum education requirement in most states is 75 hours (154 in CA).
  • Residential License - Once you’ve finished your trainee requirements, you can apply to become a licensed residential appraiser and work on your own if you wish. The current AQB minimum requirement for this license is a total of 150 hours of approved education and at least 2,000 hours of field work experience (varies by state). Your trainee education and gained experience hours will count toward these requirements!
  • Certified Residential License - To become a certified residential appraiser requires 200 hours of education (total) and at least 2,500 hours of field experience in no less than 2 years time (varies by state). Certified Residential appraisers can appraise 1-4 unit residential properties with no value limits, however non-residential property transaction values are capped at 250k for this license level.

With each state having control over their own appraisal license requirements, some education hours may vary by state. Please call (800) 617-3513 to get the most up-to-date information about the training you may need.

How Does Allied Help After the Training?

Finding an appraiser to shadow can be the toughest part of getting your license, and very few schools actually help you in this area. But here at Allied, we help students connect with the industry.

Here’s how:

  • Allied pays your affiliate membership to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) for one full year. The NAREA is one of the largest and most prestigious appraisal trade associations out there and as a member, you’ll enjoy a lot of great networking and mentoring opportunities. They offer complimentary subscriptions to professional newsletters, and Internet listings on a directory of experts, discounts on Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance, etc., making it a great resource for new appraisers.
  • Qualified members can also set themselves apart from other appraisers by earning professional credentials through NAREA. You can use these new credentials to help establish credibility on your business cards, letterhead, and reports.
  • Appraisers can also utilize the Allied website at, which helps bring job seekers and employers together. Though no school can guarantee you a job, this is an excellent resource for helpful appraiser-related career guidance and information.

A Career with a Promising Job Outlook

As a growing population creates a greater housing need, there is projected to be opportunities for appraisal professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment opportunities should be best in areas with active real estate markets.* With a steady economy, individuals will be more likely to buy a new house, or invest money into a secondary residence. This will lead to a greater need for licensed professionals to provide accurate and reliable home appraisals.

Get Started Today!

Once you’re ready, it is quick and easy to get started. Allied is a nationally recognized real estate school, with license, renewal and upgrade courses to suit your career needs. The licensing programs give you the opportunity to complete your coursework from home. Regardless of your appraisal experience, Allied has a convenient, online program for you. All of Allied’s appraisal courses are state approved and ready to provide you with the licensing or renewal education hours you need.

Enroll now or talk with an Allied Representative today.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (website visited February 15, 2016).
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