Real Estate Appraiser Information for the Commonwealth of Virginia

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 Virginia, the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  These classifications are:

  1. Appraiser Trainee
  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 an Appraiser Trainee.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become an Appraiser Trainee.  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 Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to view Virginia specific requirements.

Online Courses for Virginia 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:

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

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Virginia


First American - Fairfax, VA (30+ days ago)
Presents final evaluations and property value estimates to home buyers, sellers, investors, creditors, leasing and real estate agents.... Apply Now

Real Estate Valuation Analyst

Altus Group - Herndon, VA (30+ days ago)
We are at the center of what drives the real estate industry and continue to break ground every day with innovative solutions and best practices that touch... Apply Now

Real Estate Specialist

Dominion Energy - Glen Allen, VA (9 days ago)
Business, Real Estate. Assists independent real estate appraisers in preparing testimony for condemnation cases.... Apply Now

Tax Manager, Real Estate Assessment

Altus Group - Tysons Corner, VA (15 days ago)
Our new Tax Manager, Real Estate Assessment will:. We are at the centre of what drives the real estate industry and continue to break ground every day with... Apply Now

Asset Manager

NCB - Arlington, VA (2 days ago)
Previous experience in commercial loan and commercial real estate collection experience including collection of real estate mortgages sold in the secondary... Apply Now

Valuation Specialist

Colliers International - Richmond, VA (22 days ago)
5+ years of experience performing equivalent duties as a certified commercial real estate appraiser. Analyzes regional and local area economic profiles... Apply Now

Field Auditor - Loudoun County

Hanley Wood - Dumfries, VA (5 days ago)
Real Estate experience helpful, but not required. Metrostudy customers include homebuilders, building product manufacturers, land developers, appraisers, real... Apply Now

Appraisal Review Specialist

First Bank (VA) - Strasburg, VA (30 days ago)
This position is responsible for ordering real estate appraisals, performing appraisal review of all types of real estate with emphasis on residential... Apply Now

Real Estate Supervisor - Commercial

City of Hampton, VA - Hampton, VA (18 days ago)
Performs complex residential or commercial real estate appraisals. Performs complex residential real estate or commercial appraisals and analysis.... Apply Now

Senior Right-of-Way Agent

Fairfax County Government - Fairfax, VA (7 days ago)
Ability to interpret real estate valuation principles; Researches legal records to determine real estate ownership;... Apply Now
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