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

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Gill Group, Inc. - Chicago, IL (11 days ago)
General Real Estate Appraiser (Preferred). Is currently seeking a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.... Apply Now

Certified Residential Appraiser

PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hobbs, MAI, SRA, LEED GA, CRP founded PahRoo on the ethos that real estate valuation and analysis are best provided by... Apply Now

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Standard Valuation Services - Willowbrook, IL (29 days ago)
Prior real estate or finance experience is preferred but not required. Assist senior appraisal staff in the preparation and drafting of narrative real estate... Apply Now

Certified General Appraiser

PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hobbs, MAI, SRA, LEED GA, CRP founded PahRoo on the ethos that real estate valuation and analysis are best provided by... Apply Now

Appraisal Coordinator

Appraisal Linx, Inc. - Glen Ellyn, IL (17 days ago)
Knowledge of real estate industry. Knowledge of standards, laws and organizations related to real estate appraisal. Recruit new appraisers nationwide.... Apply Now

Real Estate Valuation Analyst

Altus Group - Chicago, IL (30+ 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

Relationship Manager in Training

First Look Appraisals, LLC - Chicago, IL (5 days ago)
Appraisal Coordinator - Relationship Manager in Training Program, Real Estate. First Look hires the best and brightest in the real estate industry.... Apply Now

Real Estate Analyst

Chicago Public Schools - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Real Estate Analyst(Job Number:. Assist with any additional Real Estate projects as requested by Director of Real Estate.... Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE CORP. OF AMERICA - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Real Estate Department:. NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate courses – Highly Preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of mortgage lending and real estate.... Apply Now

Valuation Analyst

HealthCare Appraisers - Schaumburg, IL (26 days ago)
HealthCare Appraisers main service lines include:. Compensation & Service Arrangements, Business Valuation, Fixed Asset Valuation, Real Estate Valuation,... Apply Now
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