Montana Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in Montana, OnCourse Learning is an Montana real estate appraisal school, approved by the Montana 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!
Montana Appraisal New License Requirements
There are four levels of real estate appraisal licensure in the state of Montana:
- Trainee Appraiser
- Licensed Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Certified General Appraiser
If you are pursuing a real estate appraiser career in Montana, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
- Find an approved mentor
- Meet the educational and experience requirements for each level
- Pass the state exam, complete application, pay fee
All new professionals pursuing a real estate appraiser license must begin as a trainee. Trainee educational requirements consists of 3 mandatory courses, two of which can be found on OnCourse Learning’s Montana appraisal database. The two courses, Basic Appraisal Procedures and Basic Appraisal Principles, cover all the basic knowledge and skills needed for a career in appraisal. You’ll find in-depth, instructor led material on topics like real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, and sales comparisons and costs. OnCourse Learning helps you get a jumpstart on your appraisal career with online, self-paced, and easy to follow coursework.
Montana Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
After you’ve completed the Trainee coursework, you’ll need 75 additional educational credits plus 2000 hours of appraisal experience completed within no less than 12 months to earn the status of Licensed Appraiser. OnCourse Learning has you covered for this next big step in your career! All four mandatory courses are available on OnCourse Learning. These courses will teach you the more intricate processes involved with property appraisal, allowing you to develop a strong understanding of valuation and cost approaches.
To move to the certified levels, the following higher education is required:
- For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters
- For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters
The Certified Residential level requires 50 more educational credits plus 2500 hours of experience to be completed within no less than 24 months. For the Certified General level, you will need 100 additional credit hours plus 3000 experience hours (1500 of which must cover nonresidential appraisals) completed within no less than 30 months.
Montana Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All Montana real estate appraisal licenses expire annually on March 31st. For every other renewal period, appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education credits (7 hours of which must include the USPAP Update course). For an easy renewal process, OnCourse Learning offers professional students a variety of elective courses that meet the continuing education requirements.