Real Estate Appraiser resources for Massachusetts

Real Estate Appraiser Information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts, the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR), Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  These classifications are:

  1. Appraiser Trainee
  2. State Licensed Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Appraiser Trainee. There is no experience required. However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Appraiser Trainee. 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 the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR), Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers to view Massachusetts specific requirements.

Online Courses for Massachusetts 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.

Career WebSchool offers continuing education for Massachusetts appraisers. Use the button below for continuing education courses:


Continuing Education

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Massachusetts

Per Diem Reviewer

Pro Teck Services LTD - Waltham, MA (30+ days ago)
Minimum 5 years of experience in residential real estate appraisal. Pro Teck is a national provider of Appraisal Management and residential real estate… Apply Now

Independent Fee Appraiser

Solidifi - Boston, MA (3 days ago)
Collect and analyze relevant data to identify real estate market trends. Currently active State Certified Residential or State Certified General Real Estate… Apply Now

Real Estate Appraiser

Clarendon Valuation Advisors - Boston, MA (7 months ago)
Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Finance or Economics, preferred. Maintain market knowledge of real estate values, economic trends, and property developments. Apply Now

Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)
The ability to read, understand and communicate property valuation information to landowners, as contained in formal real estate appraisals prepared by… Apply Now

Field Staff Appraiser - Clario Appraisal Network

Clear Capital - Boston, MA (4 months ago)
Complete real estate appraisals within a defined territory from non-complex to highly complex assignments. FHA Approved appraiser in good standing. Apply Now

FVP Sr. Credit Officer - Commercial Real Estate

People's United Bank - Boston, MA (5 days ago)
This position is focused on monitoring credit exposure for our Commercial Real Estate group in Boston. Works closely with loan officers and appraisers as well… Apply Now

Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Ascension Appraisal - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)
Certified or Licensed Residential Appraiser license. Access to senior appraiser to discuss difficult assignments/issues. Apply Now

(Mortgage) Loan Originator NE

PrimeLending - Methuen, MA (7 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

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE CORP. OF AMERICA - Lawrence, MA (10 months ago)
NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate courses – Highly Preferred. Remains knowledgeable about real estate markets and… Apply Now

Field Property Adjuster

Allstate - Worcester, MA (18 days ago)
Have previous experience in construction, restoration, or real estate appraisals. As a condition of employment, your office/area may require you to obtain an… Apply Now
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