Massachusetts Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in Massachusetts, OnCourse Learning is an Massachusetts real estate appraisal school, approved by the Massachusetts Real Estate Appraisers Board to provide appraisal licensing and continuing education courses for real estate appraisal agents. OnCourse Learning provides all of the live and online appraiser license courses you will ever need for your career in real estate appraisal.
Browse online appraisal courses below to find the class that is right for you!
Massachusetts Appraisal New License Requirements
There are four levels of licensure in the state of Massachusetts for real estate appraisers:
- Real Estate Appraiser Trainee
- Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
- Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
- Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
In order to begin an appraiser career, you must complete the following steps:
- Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
- Must pass the state examination for licensed and certified levels
- Submit your application and pay associated fees
To obtain your trainee status, you need to complete the following three mandatory courses: Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent, which account for 75 educational credits. Here is a list of board approved providers that offer the courses.
Massachusetts Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
To move from the trainee level to the licensed level, you’ll need to complete an additional 75 hours of educational credits. OnCourse Learning offers 3 of the 4 mandatory courses that cover the credit requirements. After taking all 4 mandatory courses, you’ll need to complete 2000 hours of experience in no less than 24 months.
Any professional interested in achieving the certified levels must meet the following higher education requirements:
- For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters
- For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters
The Certified Residential level demands 50 more educational credit hours plus 2500 hours of experience completed in no less than 24 months. Certified General Appraisers need 100 additional educational credit hours plus 3000 hours of experience in no less than 30 months (including 1500 hours of non-residential appraisals).
Massachusetts Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All Massachusetts appraisal licenses expire every other year on the licensee’s birthday. To qualify for renewal, licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education (those holding a 3 year appraiser license valid must complete an additional 14 hours). All licensees must complete the 7 hour USPAP Update course annually. Certified General licensees may not take more than 7 hours of elective credits and 14 hours must be dedicated to non-residential study. OnCourse Learning offers various continuing education courses (including the USPAP Updates) for a hassle free renewal process. Check out our continuing education database to see the offered topics.