Rhode Island Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in Rhode Island, OnCourse Learning is an Rhode Island real estate appraisal school, approved by the Rhode Island 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!
Rhode Island Appraisal New License Requirements
In the state of Rhode Island, there are four levels of real estate appraisal licensure:
- Trainee Appraiser
- Licensed Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Certified General Appraiser
In order to become licensed, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
- Pass the state exam
- Submit application and pay associated fees
Each level of licensure requires education and/or experience hours. To begin as an appraiser trainee, you need to complete 3 mandatory courses. The Rhode Island 75-Hour Registered Real Estate Appraiser Package offered on the OnCourse Learning database contains the three mandatory courses plus a USPAP Manual eBook. Covering basic appraiser principles and procedures, this comprehensive course will teach you everything you need to know to begin a successful career in appraisals. Once you have completed the trainee education, you will need to gain experience working under a certified appraiser within a two year period.
Rhode Island Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
To upgrade to the licensed level, you will need 2000 hours of experience completed in no less than 24 months. During this time, you will also need to complete an additional 75 hours of education credits. OnCourse Learning’s Upgrade to Licensed Level Package contains the four mandatory courses that cover these hours. Introducing topics like sales comparison and site valuation, this in-depth course is essential in taking you to the next level of your career.
If you are interested in achieving a certification, you will need to meet the following higher education requirements first:
- 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 an additional 50 hours of education plus 2500 hours of experience completed in no less than 24 months. For the certified general level, you will need 100 additional hours of education plus 3000 hours of experience (1500 hours must cover nonresidential appraisals) completed in no less than 30 months.
Rhode Island Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All Rhode Island real estate appraisal licenses expire two years from their date of issuance. In order to renew, licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education during this time period (including the 7 hour USPAP Update course). On OnCourse Learning’s continuing education database, you can find various courses that meet the requirements. From the USPAP Update to electives, OnCourse Learning has you covered for a hassle free renewal process.