Texas Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in Texas, OnCourse Learning is an Texas real estate appraisal school, approved by the Texas 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!
Texas Appraisal New License Requirements
There are four levels of real estate appraisal licensure in the state of Texas:
- Appraiser Trainee
- Licensed Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Certified General Appraiser
To become licensed, you must complete the following steps:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Meet the educational and experience requirements for each level
- Pass the state exam (for licensed and registered levels)
- Submit application and pay associated fees
To help you get a jumpstart on your career, OnCourse Learning has developed the Texas 75-Hour Trainee Real Estate Property Appraiser Package. This package includes three mandatory courses plus a USPAP Manual eBook. Designed for busy professionals, this online course is user-friendly and self-paced. Study wherever, whenever with OnCourse Learning! Discussing basic appraisal principles and procedures, this course package provides all the information you need to know to begin a successful career in real estate appraisals.
Texas Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
After you’ve achieved the status of Appraiser Trainee, OnCourse Learning can help you get to the next stage in your career! With the Upgrade to Licensed Level Package, you’ll meet the additional 75 hours of education required to begin the licensure process. The courses in this package discuss site valuation and sales comparisons. With this in-depth package, you’ll be fully prepared for the state exam. You’ll also need to complete 2000 hours of experience within no less than 12 months.
If you would like to progress to the certified levels, you will need to first meet these higher education requirements:
- 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
For the certified residential level, you need 50 hours of additional education credits plus 2500 hours of experience completed within no less than 24 months. For the certified general level, you need 100 additional hours of education plus 3000 hours of experience (including 1500 hours of nonresidential appraisals) completed within 30 months.
Texas Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
Trainees must renew annually, while licenses and certificates expire biennially form their date of original licensure. During the two year cycle, appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education (including the 7 hour USPAP Update course). OnCourse Learning, as your partner in professional education, offers continuing education courses for a hassle free renewal period. You’ll find a variety of elective courses and the year’s USPAP Update on the OnCourse Learning database.