Real Estate Appraiser resources for Michigan

Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Michigan

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 Michigan, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is in charge of this oversight.

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

  1. Limited Appraiser
  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 Limited Appraiser (Trainee).  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Limited 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 the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to view Michigan specific requirements.

Online Courses for Michigan 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 Michigan

Junior Quality Control Reviewer

Metro-West Appraisal - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)
Answer appraiser questions about requested revisions. By continuously analyzing local real estate trends and staying current on valuation techniques through... Apply Now

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Integra Realty Resources - Detroit - Detroit, MI (17 days ago)
Seeking mid-to-senior level candidate with minimum of 3-5 years of appraisal experience. Position includes competitive compensation with full benefits program... Apply Now

Land Protection Coordinator

Land Conservancy of West Michigan - Grand Rapids, MI (16 days ago)
Develop and maintain knowledge and expertise in real estate, tax, environmental assessment, and resource policy issues.... Apply Now

Valuation Services Real Estate Manager

Plante Moran - Southfield, MI (30+ days ago)
Completion or progress on Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) Real Estate designation, MAI or other commercial real estate appraisal certification.... Apply Now

Residential Home Closing Coordinator

Robertson Brothers Homes - Bloomfield Hills, MI (24 days ago)
Residential Real Estate Closing (Mort/Bank/Title Co/RE Off):. One to three years of general office experience – Residential Real Estate experience preferred.... Apply Now

Join Our Growing Real Estate Team!

Keller Williams Grand Rapids North - Grand Rapids, MI (30+ days ago)
Real Estate Sales Agent Benefits & Perks*. As a Real Estate Agent, You Will Be:. If you are looking to build a career in real estate, or looking to take your... Apply Now

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Keller Williams Grand Rapids North - Grand Rapids, MI (1 day ago)
As a Real Estate Agent, You Will Be:. If you are looking to build a career in real estate, or looking to take your existing career to the next level, there is... Apply Now

Vendor Relations Specialist

Class Valuation - Troy, MI (4 days ago)
Ultimately, the Vendor Relations Specialist is responsible for maintaining a database of qualified real estate appraisers.... Apply Now

Senior Valuation Specialist

Colliers International - Southfield, MI (4 months ago)
Active Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license. You have experience in commercial real estate and providing high quality property valuations.... Apply Now

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PrimeLending - Dearborn Heights, MI (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
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Tools of the Trade

View resources to help any real estate appraiser or aspiring appraiser. These resources include:

1. Online Education – Qualifying, Continuing (CE), and Test Prep

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3. General Business Software

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