Real Estate Appraiser in 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:
- Appraiser Trainee
- State Licensed Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- 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:
Online Courses for Massachusetts 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:
CWS does not offer Qualifying Education courses for Massachusetts (for the new appraiser)
Massachusetts Continuing Education (for appraisers who need to satisfy CE requirements)
Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Massachusetts
Real Estate Appraisal Career Information from the Appraiser Sidekick Blog
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