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 (30+ days 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


BGC Partners - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Under minimal supervision, appraises real estate properties for the purposes of dispute resolution, mortgage underwriting, acquisition/disposition, portfolio… 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

Loan Review Analyst

BMO Harris Bank - Naperville, IL (28 days ago)
In depth knowledge of Residential Real Estate Mortgage appraisal requirements. Also ensure adherence to use of approved appraisers. Apply Now


JSO Valuation Group - Evanston, IL (15 days ago)
Is a commercial real estate appraisal firm located in Evanston, Illinois. The uses of our appraisals vary from client to client and from Financing, Insurance,… Apply Now

Vice President or Senior Vice President - Real Estate Valuation and Advisory Services

Houlihan Lokey - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Possession of, or progress toward, real estate industry certifications and licenses, e.g., MAI, CCIM, certified general real estate appraiser, broker, CPA, a… Apply Now

Real Estate Valuation Analyst

Altus Group - Chicago, IL (1 day 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

Appraisal Services Analyst

Lakeside Bank - Chicago, IL (30+ days 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

Commercial Real Estate Underwriter - Chicago

TCF Bank - Burr Ridge, IL (30+ days ago)
Commercial Real Estate Underwriter - Chicago(Job Number: 3-5 years experience in a credit analysis role relative to Commercial Real Estate lending. Apply Now

Assessor Clerk

Grundy County - Morris, IL (8 days ago)
Or two years of experience in construction, real estate or a related field; Gathers, verifies and inputs data for field appraisers on both residential and… Apply Now
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