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 (26 days ago)
Primary Responsibilities. Single Source Property Solutions, LLC is an independently owned national service provider to many of the nation’s largest loan... Apply Now

Certified Residential Appraiser

Appraisal Advantage Inc - Alton, IL (14 days ago)
Certified Residential Appraiser needed for extremely busy Real Estate Appraisal Company. Professional, timely and quick turn around times expected.... Apply Now

Independent Fee Appraiser

Solidifi US Inc - Chicago, IL (7 days ago)
Solidifi has immediate partnership opportunities for independent fee appraisers across the United States. Appraisers who partner with Solidifi are independent... Apply Now

Data Entry Clerk

Flanagan - Bilton LLC - Chicago, IL (4 hours ago)
The data entry clerk should be organized, motivated, and be able to multitask. Candidates should work well with others, have a strong work ethic, able to... Apply Now

Appraisal Coordinator - Relationship Manager in Training Program

First Look Appraisals, LLC - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Appraisal Coordinator - Relationship Manager in Training Program, Real Estate. It is an exciting time in real estate and an exciting time to join the premier... Apply Now

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

Houlihan Lokey - Chicago, IL (22 days ago)
Either Chicago or New York City. Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices.... Apply Now

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser - National Real Estate Appraisal Firm

Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc. - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)
Job Description:. Blake and Associates, a leader in providing national commercial real estate valuation and consulting services for over 70 years, is seeking... Apply Now

Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

The Wexler Group - Orland Park, IL (5 hours ago)
The Wexler Group is looking for the best of the best! We are a top selling real estate group in the Chicagoland area who play the real estate game at a very... Apply Now

Client Services and Support Specialist

Appraisal Linx, Inc. - Glen Ellyn, IL (30+ days ago)
Appraisal Linx is a boutique real estate appraisal management company providing personalized service since 2009.... Apply Now

MANAGER OF RESIDENTIAL VALUATIONS-ASSESSOR'S OFFICE

Cook County Offices Under the President - Chicago, IL (18 hours ago)
MANAGER OF RESIDENTIAL VALUATIONS-ASSESSOR'S OFFICE. Requisition ID:. Job Posting:. Jul 16, 2019, 5:01:00 AM Closing Date:.... Apply Now
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