Real Estate Appraiser resources for Minnesota

Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Minnesota

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 Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is in charge of this oversight.

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

  1. Trainee Real Property Appraiser
  2. Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  4. Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Trainee Real Property Appraiser.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Trainee Real Property 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 Minnesota Department of Commerce, Licensing Department to view Minnesota specific requirements.

Online Courses for Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Market Analyst (Desktop Appraiser)

Kris Lindahl Real Estate - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)
Are you a detail-oriented person with the grace under pressure of an air traffic controller? If you’re looking for a salaried, office-based appraisal position... Apply Now

Property Appraiser I

Nobles County - Worthington, MN (26 days ago)
Property Appraiser I - *Nobles County**. This position carries out both administrative and assessing duties in the office and in the field.... Apply Now

Review Coordinator

Ascendo Resources - Hopkins, MN (20 days ago)
Must have Real Estate knowledge, preferably appraisal related\*\*\*\*\**. This person will serve as a primary liaison between the business lines they support... Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Compensation Range:. $60,000 to $100,000+ (100% Commission with ability to exceed $100,000). Independent Contractor.... Apply Now

Commercial Appraiser

Carver County - Chaska, MN (5 days ago)
JOB SUMMARY. Under the direct supervision of the County Assessor, this Commercial Appraiser position performs complex and technical appraisals on commercial,... Apply Now

Right of Way Agent

Carver County - Cologne, MN (6 days ago)
JOB SUMMARY. The Right of Way Agent performs right of way land acquisition work flows for highway infrastructure projects, and performs related duties as... Apply Now


Anoka County, MN - Anoka, MN (3 days ago)
Are you looking for a rewarding career in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area where you can make a meaningful difference in others' lives and enjoy a... Apply Now

Full-Time Data Coordinator - Appraiser

Clay County - Moorhead, MN (14 days ago)
Serves as the lead position for the planning, organization and implementation of all abstracts, state reports, clerical responsibilities and computer... Apply Now

Real Estate Agent Twin Cities

The Servion Group - New Brighton, MN (30+ days ago)
Servion Realty, a division of The Servion Group, is a full-service real estate brokerage serving the Twin Cities, Duluth-. Superior, and western Wisconsin.... Apply Now

Principal Appraiser

City of Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN (8 days ago)
Prepare narrative appraisals and other documents for informal reviews, City and County Board of Appeal and Equalization and Tax Court.... 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

2. Appraisal Business Software

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