Minnesota Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in Minnesota, OnCourse Learning is an Minnesota real estate appraisal school, approved by the Minnesota 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!
Minnesota Appraisal New License Requirements
There are four levels of real estate appraisal licensure in Minnesota:
- Trainee Real Property Appraiser
- Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser
- Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
- Certified General Real Property Appraiser
To begin the licensure process, you must meet the following initial requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED
- All levels are required to pass the state exam
- Must submit an application and pay associated fees
The Minnesota 75-Hour Real Estate Property Appraiser Trainee Package provided by OnCourse Learning is the real estate appraiser career launch you need! The package includes three mandatory courses that cover 75 education hours and the USPAP Manual eBook. Covering topics like appraiser principles, procedures, and industry best practices, this package is the ultimate educational resource for real estate appraiser professionals. Designed to be taken wherever and whenever you please, this online course is convenient and comprehensive.
Minnesota Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
Ready to upgrade from trainee status to a licensed appraiser? OnCourse Learning has you covered! The Upgrade to Licensed Level Package includes the following four courses: Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use; Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach; Residential Report Writing and Case Studies; and Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach. While these mandatory courses will cover the additional 75 hour credit requirement, you’ll still need to meet an experience requirement of 2000 hours completed within no less than 12 months.
If you’re licensed and considering advancing to the certified levels, you’ll need the following higher education credentials:
- 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 credits plus 2500 hours of experience to be completed in no less than 24 months. For the Certified General level, you’ll need 100 more hours of educational credits plus 3000 experience hours (including 1500 hours of nonresidential appraisals).
Minnesota Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All Minnesota real estate appraisal licenses expire by August 31st every two years. To renew, licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education, including the 7 hour USPAP Update. For an easy renewal process, check out the OnCourse Learning Minnesota Continuing Education database. You’ll find multiple courses covering the USPAP Updates, cost approaches, and other topics of choice.