Maine Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in Maine, OnCourse Learning is an Maine real estate appraisal school, approved by the Maine 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!
Maine Appraisal New License Requirements
There are four levels of real estate appraisal licensure in the state of Maine:
- Trainee Real Property Appraiser
- Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
- Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
- Certified General Real Property Appraiser
The following basic requirements are part of the licensure process:
- Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED
- A passing score on the state exam is required for licensed levels
- Fulfillment of application and payment of associated fees
- Trainee status is applicable for a duration of 5 years (renewed annually); if the candidate does not meet licensed requirements by 5 years, they must reapply for trainee status
To begin as a trainee, you must complete 75 hours of approved educational credits. As the leading provider in real estate appraisal education, OnCourse Learning offers appraisal students the Maine 75-Hour Trainee Real Estate Property Appraiser Package. Including the three mandatory courses and an USPAP Manual eBook, this in-depth course package covers all the material you need to jumpstart your appraisal career. Presented on a user-friendly platform, this online prgoram is self paced and designed to be taken wherever and whenever is most convenient.
Maine Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
To take your career to the next step as a Licensed Real Estate Property Appraiser, you will need an additional 75 hours of educational credits plus 2000 hours of experience completed within 12 months. OnCourse Learning offers the perfect resource to help you get to that next step! The Upgrade to Licensed Level Package contains the three mandatory courses needed to meet your educational hours. With in-depth and comprehensive material, this course package covers all appraisal industry best practices and important insights on sales comparison and site valuation.
If your eventual goal is to move onto the certified levels, you will need to meet these higher education requirements first:
- For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters
- For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelors 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 within 24 months. The Certified General level requires an additional 100 hours of education plus 3000 hours of experience completed within 30 months (including 1500 hours of non-residential appraisals).
Maine Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All Maine appraiser licenses expire annually on December 31st. To renew your license, you must complete 14 hours of continuing education (which should include the 7 hour USPAP Update course). OnCourse Learning offers 14 hour continuing education packages that include the USPAP course for a hassle free renewal process. With you from the beginning of your career and onward throughout your professional development, OnCourse Learning is your trusted provider of professional educational solutions.