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

Director, Strategic Real Estate Initiatives

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA (11 days ago)
Director, Strategic Real Estate Initiatives. Maintains network with regional real estate professionals; Must have at least five years’ of experience working in... Apply Now

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Rinker Design Associates, P.C. - Glen Allen, VA (30+ days ago)
Virginia Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license required. RDA is seeking a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser to join our Right of Way team.... Apply Now

Real Estate Valuation Consultant

Altus Group - Herndon, VA (8 days ago)
University or college degree in Real Estate, Finance, or related field with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Altus Group is currently looking for a new Real Estate Valuation... Apply Now

Valuation Senior

Freddie Mac - McLean, VA (10 days ago)
Are you someone with a passion for real estate valuation? If you have proven residential real estate valuation experience and knowledge, then we are your next... Apply Now

Real Estate Supervisor - Commercial

City of Hampton, VA - Hampton, VA (4 months ago)
Performs complex residential or commercial real estate appraisals. Performs complex residential real estate or commercial appraisals and analysis.... Apply Now

Housing Development Assistant

Virginia Supportive Housing - Richmond, VA (30+ days ago)
Real estate development:. Assist with real estate transactions and closings. Basic knowledge of real estate development and finance.... Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Department:. NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate courses – Highly Preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of mortgage lending and real estate.... Apply Now


Loudoun County Government - Leesburg, VA (25 days ago)
Associate's degree in Real Estate, Construction, Engineering, or Geography is preferred. Experience in the real estate, home construction and/or customer... Apply Now

Insurance Appraiser

EXL - Roanoke, VA (30+ days ago)
We are interested in those knowledgeable in real estate and/or building materials and construction techniques.... 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

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3. General Business Software

4. Appraisal Tools