Real Estate Appraiser resources for Illinois

Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Illinois

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 Illinois, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is in charge of this oversight.

There are three classifications of real estate appraiser in the State of Illinois.  These classifications are:

  1. Associate Real Estate Trainee Appraiser
  2. Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
  3. Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Associate Real Estate Trainee Appraiser.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Associate Real Estate Trainee 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 Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to view Illinois specific requirements.

Online Courses for Illinois 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 Illinois

Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Chicagoland Appraiser Group - Chicago, IL (2 days ago)
Contract to Hire - Residential Real Estate Appraiser – Split Fee. The Appraiser will report to Office Manager and Lead Appraiser. Apply Now

Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Appraisal Advantage Inc - Edwardsville, IL (30+ days ago)
Dependable, professional Real Estate Appraiser, Must be Certified Residential in Illinois. This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: Apply Now

Commercial Bank - Risk - Real Estate Review Appraiser Sr, Vice President

JP Morgan Chase - Chicago, IL (1 day ago)
Demonstrated knowledge of high-end residential real estate types and borrowers. Deep knowledge of local real estate areas and neighborhoods and good… Apply Now

Technical Advisor II

State of Illinois - , IL (6 days ago)
Under general direction performs a variety of technical and legal duties; Receives complaints concerning the regulations of a variety of professions, including,… Apply Now

Director of Real Estate Valuations

Foresight Financial Group Inc - Winnebago, IL (30+ days ago)
The Director of Real Estate Valuations works closely with affiliate banks’ lending staff to manage the real estate valuation process, including the preparation… Apply Now

Certified Residential Appraiser

PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy - Lincolnwood, IL (30+ days ago)
Have an understanding of local real estate markets throughout the market area of Northern Illinois. Appraisals are real estate valuation puzzles and at PahRoo… Apply Now

Senior Right of Way Agent - (Illinois Real Estate License)

Doyle Land Services, Inc. - Springfield, IL (20 days ago)
Active Illinois Real Estate License.*. Coordinate with outside attorneys and appraisers on land issues. An Active Illinois Real Estate License is required to… Apply Now

Field Staff Appraiser - Clario Appraisal Network

Clear Capital - , IL (11 days ago)
Complete real estate appraisals within a defined territory from non-complex to highly complex assignments. FHA Approved appraiser in good standing. Apply Now

Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

The Wexler Group - Orland Park, IL (22 days ago)
We are a top selling real estate group in the Chicagoland area who play the real estate game at a very high level! Can handle difficult customers with grace. Apply Now

Professional Farm Manager: Geneseo IL

Hertz Farm Management Inc. - Geneseo, IL (18 hours ago)
Business development – management, real estate and valuation. Sustain and originate a profitable book of business that includes professional farm management,… Apply Now
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