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 Staff Appraiser

SingleSource Property Solutions, LLC - , IL (5 months ago)
Licensed real estate agents and brokers, certified appraisers, title agents and licensed notaries who are eager to provide our boutique style services to our… Apply Now

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

JPMorgan Chase - Chicago, IL (11 days 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

Real Estate Appraiser

PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy - Lincolnwood, IL (30+ days ago)
Real Estate Appraisal License (Required). Have an understanding of local real estate markets throughout the market area of Northern Illinois. Apply Now

Client Care Specialist

My Chicago REsource - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Illinois Real Estate License (Required). The Client Care Specialist will have a real estate license in order to meet license law criteria for the duties in this… Apply Now

Real Estate Review Appraiser

Accurate Group LLC - Northbrook, IL (6 days ago)
With Accurate Group, lenders, consumers and capital markets firms benefit from market-leading solutions that improve accuracy, lower costs and improve… Apply Now

Assistant Finance Manager, Financial Operations & Analysis

Heitman - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Bachelor's degree in real estate, accounting, or finance. Heitman’s real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt… Apply Now

Appraisal Coordinator

First Look Appraisals - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
It's an exciting time in real estate and an opportune time to join the premier AMC in the country. An Appraisal Management Company, or AMC, is an independent… Apply Now

Real Estate Valuation Analyst

Altus Group - Chicago, IL (24 days ago)
University or college degree in Real Estate, Finance, or related field with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Altus Group is currently looking for a new Real Estate Valuation… Apply Now

Senior Analyst, Valuation and Advisory Services

JLL - Chicago, IL (5 months ago)
Real estate related internship strongly preferred. We are currently seeking a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser to join our Valuation & Advisory Services team in… Apply Now

Appraisal Services Analyst

Lakeside Bank - Chicago, IL (4 months ago)
Provides real estate market data to credit analysts, loan officers and members of senior management. Reviews commercial and residential real estate appraisals… Apply Now
jobs by Indeed job search

Real Estate Appraisal Career Information from the Appraiser Sidekick Blog

Click here to visit our complete blog

Methods for Logging Appraiser Hours

All real estate appraisers need experience hours in order to upgrade their license.  This is a requirement per the Appraisal Qualification Board (AQB) and by individual states.In order to show that an appraiser has obtained the necessary experience hours, their hours...

read more

How do I find a supervisor to train me?

"How do I find a supervisor to train me?"  This is the most common question that prospective appraisers ask us.  Although the question is asked in different ways, the idea is always the same: if you are interested in a career in real estate appraising or have even...

read more

7 Great Reasons to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

Are you considering becoming a real estate appraiser, but not sure if it's right career for you?  Appraising can be an interesting and rewarding career.  The career outlook for real estate appraisers is excellent. Real estate appraising isn't for...

read more

Job Outlook for Real Estate Appraisers

The job outlook for real estate appraisers is very good.  Although the demand for real estate appraisers varies from state to state, and is cyclical in line with the housing market, there is a growing need for appraisers due to more housing, more commercial...

read more

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

2. Appraisal Business Software

3. General Business Software

4. Appraisal Tools




Get Your New Website!