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


First American - Fairfax, VA (5 months ago)
Presents final evaluations and property value estimates to home buyers, sellers, investors, creditors, leasing and real estate agents. Apply Now

Staff Field Appraiser II

Mr. Cooper - , VA (30+ days ago)
In working to bridge the offline and online worlds of real estate, we’ve opened new possibilities for home buyers/sellers and more business for real estate… Apply Now

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Prince William County Government - Woodbridge, VA (5 days ago)
Real Estate Appraisers Supervisory Training Program: A Real Estate Appraiser Trainee will be assigned to a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser for a minimum of one… Apply Now

Real Estate Appraiser II

Fairfax County Government - Fairfax, VA (5 months ago)
Experience in mass appraisal for real estate assessments. Plus four years field experience in the appraisal of real property. Apply Now

Appraisal Analyst III

CITIZENS BANK - Glen Allen, VA (30+ days ago)
Knowledge of all types of real property, terms, types of ownership in real estate, deeds, mortgages, etc. General appraisal techniques and analysis experience… Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate courses – Highly Preferred. Remains knowledgeable about real estate markets and… Apply Now

General Manager

Express Homebuyers - Springfield, VA (4 months ago)
I have real estate experience (appraiser, realtor, broker, investor). We are a tech/data-driven real estate company that is growing rapidly & we'd love to have… Apply Now

Real Estate Valuation Manager

Altus Group - Tysons Corner, VA (4 months ago)
Responsibility includes the quarterly valuation process of institutional real estate funds, which includes managing all aspects of the appraisal management… Apply Now


Loudoun County Government - Leesburg, VA (30+ days ago)
The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is seeking a Real Estate Appraiser to perform a variety of professional commercial real estate appraisals of… Apply Now

Right of Way Technician - Manassas, VA

Bowman Consulting Group - Manassas, VA (30+ days ago)
Experience in Real Estate/Title/Land Acquisition or related area preferred. Provide Real Property Acquisition support to Specialist in the ROW Group. Apply Now
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