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.

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

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

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Michigan

Escalation Specialist

Metro-West Appraisal - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)
Minimum State Licensed Appraiser. By continuously analyzing local real estate trends and staying current on valuation techniques through accredited courses, we... Apply Now

Valuation Analyst

HealthCare Appraisers - Detroit, MI (16 days ago)
Compensation & Service Arrangements, Business Valuation, Fixed Asset Valuation, Life Sciences Valuation, Real Estate Valuation, Transaction Advisory, Strategic... Apply Now

Collateral Analyst

GreenStone Farm Credit Services - East Lansing, MI (10 days ago)
1 to 3 years of related experience, preferably in the area of real estate or chattel valuation. Assist licensed appraisers in completing appraisals for loans.... Apply Now

Associate Broker

JLL - Grand Rapids, MI (30+ days ago)
Understanding of real estate fundamentals. Real Estate Illinois Broker’s License required. Contact and meet regularly with other real estate professionals... Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE CORP. OF AMERICA - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)
Real Estate Department:. NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate courses – Highly Preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of mortgage lending and real estate.... Apply Now

Searching for New Real Estate Agents

Keller Williams Grand Rapids North - Grand Rapids, MI (17 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

Real Estate Salesperson

The Lash Group - Grand Rapids, MI (30+ days ago)
Remain knowledgeable about real estate markets and best practices. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow their career in real estate.... Apply Now

Commercial Lending Appraiser

Advia Credit Union - Southgate, MI (30+ days ago)
General knowledge and familiarity with real estate loan documentation. This position assists in leading a team of real estate specialists responsible for... Apply Now

(Mortgage) Loan Originator NE

PrimeLending - Dearborn Heights, MI (30+ days 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 Originator

Supreme Lending - , MI (30+ days 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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