Real Estate Appraiser resources for Virginia

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.

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 Virginia


Loudoun County Government - Leesburg, VA (5 months ago)
Professional designation in real estate appraisal or real estate assessment offered by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or… Apply Now

Real Estate Appraiser ( Open Rank)

Albemarle County Public Schools and Local Government - , VA (29 days ago)
Real Estate Appraiser Job Summary. Real Estate Appraiser (*Open Rank may be considered for lower/higher rank Appraiser positions). Some office work is required. Apply Now

Real Estate Review Appraiser/Valuations Speclst-Security Clearance is MUST

Trigent - Arlington, VA (20 days ago)
Review Appraiser/ Real Estate Evaluations Specialist *. MAI is a professional designation for real estate appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and… Apply Now

Real Estate Appraiser

Vail Appraisal, LLC - Lynchburg, VA (23 days ago)
Candidates must have experience in the Real Estate Appraisal field and be active Certified Residential or Certified General Real Estate Appraisers. Apply Now

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Rinker Design Associates, P.C. - Glen Allen, VA (11 days ago)
Virginia Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (Required). Virginia Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license required. Apply Now

Supervisory Appraiser

US Department of the Army - Norfolk, VA (29 days ago)
Drafting written appraisals of federal real estate acquisitions and/or disposal purposes; Utilizing real estate guidelines and practices adequately to plan and… Apply Now

Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Bruce W. Reyle and Company, Inc. - Fairfax, VA (4 months ago)
Reyle Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants is a growing Residential and Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Company dedicated to producing the highest quality… Apply Now

Appraisal Specialist

First Sentinel Bank - Lebanon, VA (14 days ago)
Thorough knowledge real estate sales and valuation practices. Ability to analyze and appraise real estate information. This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: Apply Now

Real Estate Agent

Shaffer Realty & Real Estate - Suffolk, VA (29 days ago)
Proven working experience as a real estate agent or real estate salesperson. Real estate agent’s or broker’s licence. Manage property auctions or exchanges. Apply Now

Director, System Planning and Design

A & N Electric Cooperative - Tasley, VA (8 days ago)
Various outside professionals such as lawyers, consultants, surveyors, right of way agents, construction inspectors, and real estate appraisers, as well as… Apply Now
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