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


Civic Financial Services - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)
5+ years of real estate appraisal experience. Their common duties include appraising homes, commercial real estate and other properties, preparing appraisal… Apply Now

Training Specialist

Northwest Multiple Listing Service - , WA (30+ days ago)
Its membership includes more than 29,000 real estate brokers and appraisers. Real estate experience is a plus. This is a Full-Time position. Apply Now

Independent Fee Appraiser

Solidifi US Inc - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)
Collect and analyze relevant data to identify real estate market trends. Currently active State Certified Residential or State Certified General Real Estate… Apply Now

Staff Residential Appraiser - Red Sky Risk Services / U.S. Bank - Seattle / Bellevue

U.S. Bank - Seattle, WA (6 days ago)
State certified Real Estate Appraiser. Thorough knowledge of USPAP and secondary market requirements regarding real estate appraisals. Apply Now

Transaction Coordinator

Pisha Real Estate Team - Kent, WA (20 days ago)
Interacting with real estate agents, clients, attorneys, appraisers, inspectors, and mortgage brokers throughout the transaction. Apply Now

Billing Specialist

Northwest Multiple Listing Service - , WA (2 days ago)
Its membership includes more than 30,000 real estate brokers and appraisers. We provide superior systems, products, and services for the technologically savvy… Apply Now

Commercial Appraiser - Seattle Area

Kidder Matthews - , WA (5 months ago)
The Appraiser is responsible for preparing market value appraisals for commercial real estate and other properties, preparing appraisal reports, keeping up to… Apply Now


Value Appraisal - Bellevue, WA (10 days ago)
Some knowledge of the Real Estate industry is highly desirable. Familiarity with real estate appraisals and/or loans is desirable but not necessary. Apply Now

Field Staff Appraiser - Clario Appraisal Network

Clear Capital - Seattle, WA (4 months ago)
Complete real estate appraisals within a defined territory from non-complex to highly complex assignments. FHA Approved appraiser in good standing. Apply Now

Real Estate Sales Associate

Conner Homes - Bellevue, WA (30+ days ago)
Current Washington Real Estate License. Up to date on MLS rules and real estate laws. Handle all aspects of the home buying transaction and communication with… Apply Now
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