Virginia Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in Virginia, OnCourse Learning is an Virginia real estate appraisal school, approved by the Virginia 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!
Virginia Appraisal New License Requirements
In the state of Virginia, there are four levels of real estate appraiser licensure:
- Appraiser Trainee
- Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
- Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
- Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
- Be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
- Possess good moral character
- Complete education and experience requirements for each level
- Pass the state exam
- Submit application and pay associated fees
To help you get a jumpstart to your real estate appraiser career, OnCourse Learning offers the Virginia 75-Hour Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Package. This package contains the three mandatory trainee courses and a USPAP Manual eBook. Covering basic appraiser principles and procedures, this course package offers a foundation to a solid, knowledgeable appraisal career. Once you complete this course package you can move on to the licensee requirements. OnCourse Learning is proud to provide professional students with comprehensive and convenient online education solutions.
Virginia Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
If you’re ready to move to the licensed level, OnCourse Learning can get you there with the Upgrade to Licensed Level Package. This 75 hour package contains the four mandatory licensee courses. Discussing topics like site valuation and cost comparison, this course package will prepare you to practice as a fully licensed real estate appraiser. To obtain your license, you will also need 2000 hours of experience completed in no less than 12 months.
If you would like to obtain a certificate, you will need to obtain the following higher education requirements:
- For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.
- For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters
The certified residential level requires 50 more educational hours plus 2500 experience hours completed within no less than 24 months. For the certified general level, you need 100 more hours of education plus 3000 hours of experience (including 1500 no-residential appraisals) complete within no less than 30 months.
Virginia Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All Virginia real estate appraiser licenses expire 2 years from their date of original issuance and must be renewed before the expiration date. To qualify for renewal, licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education (including the 7 hour USPAP Update course - should be taken every other year). For an easy renewal process, check out the continuing education database on OnCourse Learning. You will find course packages, the USPAP Update, and various electives, all which meet the hour requirements.