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


US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Detroit, MI (11 days ago)
Real Estate Appraisers. Appraisers Of Real Estate. In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have a State Certified General Real Estate... Apply Now

External Staff Appraiser

Amrock Inc. - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)
We’re a preferred provider to nine of the top 10 mortgage lenders, delivering innovative solutions to streamline the real estate and mortgage financing... Apply Now

External Staff Appraiser

Title Source, Inc. - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)
We’re a preferred provider to nine of the top 10 mortgage lenders, delivering innovative solutions to streamline the real estate and mortgage financing... Apply Now

Analyst/Appraiser - Valuation & Advisory Services - Detroit, MI

JLL - Royal Oak, MI (30+ days ago)
Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser ? Real estate related internship strongly preferred.... Apply Now


Cushman & Wakefield - East Lansing, MI (30+ days ago)
3-5 years of experience appraising commercial real estate required. Bachelor’s degree required in business, finance, real estate or economics.... Apply Now

Property Appraiser I

City of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI (30+ days ago)
Explaining assessments, procedures, and tax laws to taxpayers and real estate professionals. Experience in real or personal property appraisal:.... Apply Now

Valuation Analyst

HealthCare Appraisers - Novi, MI (25 days ago)
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. Compensation & Service Arrangements, Business Valuation, Fixed Asset Valuation, Life Sciences... Apply Now

Financial Analyst

CBRE - Southfield, MI (30+ days ago)
Prepares commercial real estate evaluations (IE appraisals) on simple to complex real estate assets with minimal supervision and oversight, training, and... Apply Now

Commercial Real Estate Administrator

Independent Bank Corporation - East Lansing, MI (24 days ago)
Monitors approved real estate appraisers to ensure compliance with licensing requirements. Updates real estate market research for the Collateral Evaluation... Apply Now

Commercial Lending Appraiser

Advia Credit Union - Southgate, MI (7 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
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