Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Alabama

Real estate appraisers are required to be licensed, per Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989.    This act required that each of the states establish an agency for the licensure, certification, and regulation of appraisers.

In Alabama, the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board (AREAB) is in charge of this oversight.

There are five categories of real estate appraiser in the State of Alabama.  These categories are:

  1. Trainee Real Property Appraiser
  2. State Registered Real Property Appraiser
  3. Licensed Real Property Appraiser
  4. Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  5. Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Trainee Real Property Appraiser.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Trainee Real Property Appraiser.  The trainee must then work under a supervisor for a specified number of hours in order to be eligible to become a licensed or certified appraiser.

Please see the links below for additional resources:

Visit our page that provides an overview of appraisal classifications and requirements.

Visit the website for Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board to view Alabama specific requirements.

Online Courses for Alabama Appraisers

Appraiser Sidekick is partnering with Career WebSchool to offer online appraisal courses.

Click on the link for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

Alabama Qualifying Education (for the new appraiser)
Alabama Continuing Education (for appraisers who need to satisfy CE requirements)

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Alabama

Senior Consultant/Project Manager

Accounting, Economics & Appraisal Group, LLC - Birmingham, AL (9 days ago)
Investigations, Litigation Consulting, Intellectual Property, Energy, Bankruptcy Advisory, Insurance, Construction and Real Estate, Banking, and Healthcare.... Apply Now

Mortgage Loan Originator/Huntsville

Synovus - Huntsville, AL (30+ days ago)
Provides lending services to the real estate community by serving and identifying financial needs. Knowledge of and ability to interpret real estate laws,... Apply Now

Loan Originator

Supreme Lending - , AL (30+ days ago)
Stays abreast of trends and developments in the local real estate market and competitive environment, as well as, changes in rules and regulations pertaining to... Apply Now

(Mortgage) Loan Originator NE

PrimeLending - Opelika, AL (28 days ago)
Stays abreast of trends and developments in the local real estate market and competitive environment, as well as, changes in rules and regulations pertaining to... Apply Now

Lending Assistant

CoastalStates Bank/CoastalStates Mortgage - Birmingham, AL (30+ days ago)
Familiarity with standard commercial real estate loan documentation. The Lending Assistant role leads the coordination of all the relevant stakeholders in the... Apply Now

CRA Mortgage Loan Originator

Cadence Bank - Birmingham, AL (30+ days ago)
Work with consumers, real estate agents, appraisers and all internal and external consumers in an efficient and respectful manner.... Apply Now
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