Real Estate Appraiser resources for Iowa

Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Iowa

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 Iowa, the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau (PLB) is in charge of this oversight.

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

  1. Associate Appraiser
  2. Certified Residential
  3. Certified General

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Associate Appraiser (trainee).  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Associate Appraiser.  The associate 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 Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau to view Iowa specific requirements.

Online Courses for Iowa 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 Iowa

Commercial Appraiser

KSI - Cedar Rapids, IA (4 months ago)
Minimum 3 years of experience in real estate appraisal; Our client's appraisal company is on a mission to grow and has positions available in it's Cedar Rapids,… Apply Now

Insurance Appraiser

EXL - Des Moines, IA (4 months ago)
We are interested in those knowledgeable in real estate and/or building materials and construction techniques. Tools or Items You Must Provide: Apply Now

Professional Farm Manager

Hertz Farm Management Inc. - Mount Vernon, IA (30+ days ago)
Business development – management, real estate and valuation. Develop and maintain effective communications with the office, office manager, other farm managers… Apply Now

Account Executive, Eagle Recorder/Appraisal & Tax

Tyler Technologies, Inc. - Midwest, IA (26 days ago)
It manages functions such as calculating real estate values, assessing properties, and managing the taxation distribution/collection, along with land recording… Apply Now

Insurance Appraiser

EXL Service - Des Moines, IA (4 months ago)
We are interested in those knowledgeable in real estate and/or building materials and construction techniques. Tools or Items You Must Provide: Apply Now

Loan Originator

Supreme Lending - , IA (12 months ago)
Stays abreast of trends and developments in the local real estate market and competitive environment, as well as, changes in rules and regulations pertaining to… Apply Now

Loan Processor (FNB)

First National Bank - Ames, IA (12 hours ago)
Responsible for set up, maintenance and scanning of commercial, real estate, and consumer loans and notes. To provide support and assistance to loan officers in… Apply Now
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