Real Estate Appraiser resources for Washington, DC

Real Estate Appraiser Information for Washington, District of Columbia

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 Washington, DC, the District of Columbia Board of Real Estate Appraisers is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the District of Columbia.  These classifications are:

  1. Real Estate Appraiser Trainee
  2. Licensed Residential Real Property Real Estate Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Real Property Real Estate Appraiser
  4. Certified General Real Property Real Estate Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Real Estate Appraiser Trainee.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Real Estate Appraiser 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 the District of Columbia Board of Real Estate Appraisers to view Washington DC specific requirements.

Online Courses for District of Columbia Appraisers

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

Qualifying Education is for new and upgrade licenses and Continuing Education is for appraisers to maintain current licensing.

Use the buttons below for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

Qualifying EducationContinuing Education

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia


First American - Fairfax, VA (30+ days ago)
Presents final evaluations and property value estimates to home buyers, sellers, investors, creditors, leasing and real estate agents.... Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Department:. NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate courses – Highly Preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of mortgage lending and real estate.... Apply Now

Associate Broker

JLL - Washington, DC (7 days ago)
Understanding of real estate fundamentals. Contact and meet regularly with other real estate professionals including developers, appraisers, landlords and... Apply Now


First American - Chantilly, VA (30+ days ago)
Presents final evaluations and property value estimates to home buyers, sellers, investors, creditors, leasing and real estate agents.... Apply Now

Valuation Specialist

Colliers International - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)
Active Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license. You have experience in commercial real estate and providing high quality property valuations.... Apply Now

Director, Strategic Real Estate Initiatives

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA (11 days ago)
Director, Strategic Real Estate Initiatives. Maintains network with regional real estate professionals; Must have at least five years’ of experience working in... Apply Now

Senior Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Integra Realty Resources - Washington D.C. - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)
Commercial Real Estate Appraisal:. IRR seeks either licensed or certified appraisers (3-5 years’ experience), with updated Argus Certification.... Apply Now


BRAUN - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)
Minimum 2 years experience as a licensed real estate appraiser. Braun is currently hiring a Certified Real Estate appraiser to cover our territory in Washington... Apply Now

Valuation Senior

Freddie Mac - McLean, VA (10 days ago)
Are you someone with a passion for real estate valuation? If you have proven residential real estate valuation experience and knowledge, then we are your next... Apply Now

Junior Analyst

Novogradac & Company - Bethesda, MD (30+ days ago)
Assist in writing market feasibility studies and appraisals of proposed and existing real estate developments. This includes collecting and coalescing pertinent... Apply Now
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Tools of the Trade

View resources to help any real estate appraiser or aspiring appraiser. These resources include:

1. Online Education – Qualifying, Continuing (CE), and Test Prep

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3. General Business Software

4. Appraisal Tools