Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Maine

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 Maine, the State of Maine Professional & Financial Regulation, Board of Real Estate Appraisers is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the State of Maine.  These classifications are:

  1. Trainee Real Property Appraiser
  2. Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  4. Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Trainee Real Property Appraiser.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Trainee Real Property 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 State of Maine Professional & Financial Regulation, Board of Real Estate Appraisers to view Maine specific requirements.

Online Courses for Maine Appraisers

Appraiser Sidekick is partnering with Career WebSchool to offer online appraisal courses.

Click on the link for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

Maine Qualifying Education (for the new appraiser)
Maine Continuing Education (for appraisers who need to satisfy CE requirements)

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Maine

Commercial Appraisal Analyst

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust - Bar Harbor, ME (21 days ago)
Familiarity with Banking industry regulation as related to appraisals and real estate transactions, strongly desired.... Apply Now

Residential Underwriting Manager

Camden National Bank - Kennebunk, ME (19 days ago)
Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of Camden National Bank Loan Policy, Department procedures, mortgage products, loan documentation, compliance related... Apply Now
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