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.

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

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

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Minnesota


Old National Bank - Arden Hills, MN (30+ days ago)
Reviewing appraisals performed on commercial real estate properties to determine that:. 5+ (five+) years of overall experience in commercial/residential real... Apply Now


BGC Partners - Minneapolis, MN (15 days ago)
Appraises real estate for the purposes of dispute resolution, mortgage underwriting, acquisition/disposition, portfolio analysis and estate purposes.... Apply Now

Commercial Property Appraiser

City of Bloomington, MN - Bloomington, MN (10 days ago)
Acquires and analyzes transactional real estate data including:. Bachelors Degree in real estate, economics, business or closely related field.... Apply Now

Senior Analyst, Valuation and Advisory

BGC Partners - Minneapolis, MN (15 days ago)
Preference is given to MS or MBA in Real Estate. Preferably in real estate or related subjects such as Economics & Finance;... Apply Now

Real Estate Agent Twin Cities

The Servion Group - New Brighton, MN (30+ days ago)
Our real estate agents have been helping buyers and sellers attain their housing goals. Their real estate transactions, thanks to in-house business units that... Apply Now

Right of Way Agent

Carver County - Cologne, MN (30+ days ago)
Three (3) years related and progressive work experience in the real estate industry. Licensed or Certified as a Residential Real Property Appraiser in the State... Apply Now

Sr. Church Loan Underwriter

Thrivent Financial - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)
Reviews real estate and assesses valuation directing environmental and market appraisers and determining potential exit strategies.... Apply Now

Sr Associate, Valuation Services Lead

CoreLogic - Bloomington, MN (9 days ago)
Join the team that powers the global real estate economy - CoreLogic is an innovative, future focused company whose vision is to deliver unique property-level... Apply Now

Managing Director

Colliers International - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)
Strategic understanding of the real estate appraisal, consulting and realty tax services business. You are a seasoned real estate appraiser, with a track record... Apply Now

Clerk II - Assessor's Office

Rice County, MN - Faribault, MN (12 days ago)
Record information on real estate sales into computer to assist the appraisers in running ratio studies and file appropriate corresponding deeds.... Apply Now
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