Real Estate Appraiser resources for Washington

Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Washington

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 Washington, the Washington State Department of Licensing is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the State of Washington.  These classifications are:

  1. State-Registered Real Estate Appraiser Trainee
  2. State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
  3. State Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. State Certified General Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a State-Registered Real Estate Appraiser Trainee.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a State-Registered Real Estate 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 Washington State Department of Licensing to view Washington specific requirements.

Online Courses for Washington 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

Search Below for a Real Estate Appraiser Job in Washington

Residential Appraisal Review Manager

Washington Federal - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)
State Certified General or Residential Appraiser. Oversee selection of external fee appraisers, ensuring there is an adequate number of appraisers to meet... Apply Now

Insurance Appraiser

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

Insurance Appraiser

EXL Service - Olympia, WA (12 days ago)
We are interested in those knowledgeable in real estate and/or building materials and construction techniques.... Apply Now

Manager of Real Property & Environmental Services

MB Diversity - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)
Washington State Real Estate Broker's License. This position provides management and oversight of the Environmental and Real Property groups.... Apply Now

Certified Residential Appraiser

Mahon and Rutledge Appraisal Group - Tacoma, WA (7 days ago)
Real Estate Appraiser. Washington State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser license. Mahon & Rutledge Appraisal Group is currently seeking certified... Apply Now

Senior Appraiser

Cushman & Wakefield - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)
10 years experience appraising commercial real estate. Bachelors degree, preferably in business, finance, real estate or economics.... Apply Now

Research Analyst

Kidder Mathews - Seattle, WA (19 days ago)
Ability to understand the commercial real estate industry. Ability to understand commercial real estate terms and standards.... Apply Now

Research Analyst

Kidder Matthews - Seattle, WA (19 days ago)
CoStar LandVision Google Maps Ability to understand the commercial real estate industry Ability to understand commercial real estate terms and standards... Apply Now

Commercial Real Estate Senior Appraiser

Integra Realty Resources - Seattle - Seattle, WA (1 day ago)
Integra Realty Resources – Seattle is seeking a commercial real estate appraiser with a minimum of three-to-five years of commercial appraisal experience,... Apply Now

Transaction Coordinator

Redfin - Everett, WA (5 months ago)
Real estate license required. Redfin is redefining real estate in the consumer's favor. Experience in real estate or related field, including processing... Apply Now
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