Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of California

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 California, the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser licenses in the State of California.  These classifications are:

  1. Trainee License
  2. Residential License
  3. Certified Residential License
  4. Certified General License

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Trainee.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Trainee.  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 California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) to view California specific requirements.

Logging Experience Hours

To apply for any level of licensure in California, applicants must complete and submit Log of Appraisal Experience (REA 3004), and Experience Log Summary (REA 3003).

These forms can be completed by hand, or by using a online service, like Log My Appraiser HoursLog My Appraiser Hours allows appraisers to track their hours online, and then creates forms REA 3003 and REA 3004 when ready to submit to BREA.

As an affiliate partner with Log My Appraiser Hours, we are able to offer a free 10 day trial to see if this service is right for you.  Just click the following link to get the offer: Free 10 day trial.

Online Courses for California 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:

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

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in California

Sr. Appraisal Officer

Bank of Hope - Los Angeles, CA (25 days ago)
The Appraisal Officer’s role is to be assisting the Chief Appraiser in managing the Bank’s real estate valuation function and risk exposure of real estate... Apply Now

Appraiser

US Department of the Army - Sacramento, CA (30 days ago)
Requires possession of a State Certified General Real Estate Appraisers License. US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SACRAMENTO DISTRICT, REAL ESTATE DIVISION.... Apply Now

Real Estate Executive Assistant

Meital Taub Luxury Group - Laguna Beach, CA (12 days ago)
Real Estate Executive Assistant. EXECUTIVE REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES. Must have an active Real Estate license with at least one year of experience.... Apply Now

Junior Appraiser

BGC Partners - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)
Under minimal supervision, appraises real estate properties for the purposes of dispute resolution, mortgage underwriting, acquisition/disposition, portfolio... Apply Now

Appraisal Reviewer II

Hanmi Bank - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)
Certified General Real Estate Appraisal license is required. Orders appraisals of commercial and residential real estate, for Bank personnel.... Apply Now

Associate Planner

City of Menifee - Menifee, CA (30+ days ago)
Interacts and communicates with a variety of individuals and groups at the public service counter, in the field, over the telephone, at public hearings, and in... Apply Now

Appraiser

Cushman & Wakefield - San Jose, CA (30+ days ago)
8 years of experience appraising commercial real estate. Bachelor’s degree required in business, finance, real estate or economics.... Apply Now

Research Associate

Colliers International - Sacramento, CA (10 days ago)
Commercial real estate experience. Real Estate Sales License (or actively pursuing). You will interface and provide market data to local media, banks, real... Apply Now

Valuation and Advisory Analyst

BGC Partners - Santa Clara, CA (18 days ago)
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in related subjects such as... Apply Now

Associate Appraiser

Cushman & Wakefield - San Jose, CA (30+ days ago)
Bachelor’s degree required in business, finance, real estate or economics. Inspect property and interview market participants along with a Senior Appraiser.... Apply Now
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