Steps to Obtaining a Florida Real Estate Appraiser License

There are three levels of appraiser in Florida. Below are the steps to attain each level.

Registered Trainee Appraiser

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants must successfully complete 105 hours of board-approved real estate appraisal education. This is accomplished by completion of the following courses:
    • Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours)
    • Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours)
    • Residential Report Writing (15 hours)
    • National USPAP (15 hours)
    • Florida Law, Rules and Procedures (15)
  • Submit a completed application, fingerprints and appropriate fee.
  • Fingerprinting must be done electronically for Florida applicants through PearsonVue. Appointments may be made by calling 877-238-8232.
  • Out-of-state applicants must obtain a fingerprint card from either Ed Klopfer Schools or the Department of Business & Professional Regulation. These cards must be completed by your local law enforcement agency and forwarded to: Florida Division of Real Estate, c/o PearsonVue, PO Box 173679, Denver, CO 80217-0679.
  • Visit www.myfloridalicense.com and select "Apply for a License."
  • No state examination is required.
  • Trainees must work under the direct supervision of a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser.
  • Successful completion of 45 hours of prescribed post-license education is required prior to the second license renewal.

Certified Residential Appraiser

  • Applicants must have at least an associate’s degree or 21 accredited college semester hours in prescribed courses.
  • Applicants must be Trainee Appraisers that have completed at least 2500 hours of experience over not less than 24 calendar months.
  • 200 hours of prescribed pre-certification appraisal education is required.
  • Submit a completed application, form RE -2060, electronic fingerprints and appropriate fee (see c. above). The application must be accompanied by completed work logs and verification of completion of required education. Upon request, applicants may have to provide copies of reports to support claimed experience.
  • Upon approval of an application, applicants will receive a letter providing the information necessary to schedule an appointment for a state examination. You must pass the state exam with a score of at least 75%.

Certified General Appraiser

  • Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • 3,000 hours of experience accumulated in not less than 30 calendar months is required. Not less than 50% of experience claimed must be in non-residential appraisal.
  • 300 hours of prescribed pre-certification appraisal education is required.
  • Submit a completed application, form RE -2060, electronic fingerprints and appropriate fee. The application must be accompanied by completed work logs and verification of completion of required education. Upon request, applicants may have to provide copies of reports to support claimed experience.
  • Upon approval of an application, applicants will receive a letter providing the information necessary to schedule an appointment for a state examination. You must pass the state exam with a score of at least 75%.
Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board:

850-487-1396 www.myfloridalicense.com

Disclaimer: At the time of publication, this information had been researched for accuracy to the best of Ed Klopfer Schools of Real Estate's ability. All requirements are subject to change. Students are advised to contact Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board for more specific information or if you have completed education and experience outside of Florida.