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.

Click on the link for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

Washington Qualifying Education (for the new appraiser)
Washington Continuing Education (for appraisers who need to satisfy CE requirements)

Search Below for a Real Estate Appraiser Job in Washington


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

Senior Real Estate Appraiser (Commercial)

Talent Savant - , WA (30+ days ago)
Minimum three years' experience as a Commercial Real Estate Appriaser. Certified "General Appraiser". 10 years' experience as an Appraiser.... Apply Now

Analyst - Valuation and Advisory

BGC Partners - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in related subjects such as... Apply Now

Residential Real Estate Appraiser

The Property Sciences Group, Inc. - Seattle, WA (8 days ago)
Previous work experience in residential real estate appraisals. Founded in 1984, with expertise in all major categories of real estate, many of the largest... Apply Now

Transaction Coordinator - Everett

Redfin - Everett, WA (30+ days 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

Acquisitions Manager - Land/Development

Real Estate Related Company - Bainbridge Island, WA (30+ days ago)
Multi-family real estate:. Minimum of one year of experience in real estate brokerage / real estate contracts or sales.... 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

Office Assistant

Value Appraisal - Bellevue, WA (16 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

Construction Administrator (N4)

First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles, WA - Port Angeles, WA (30+ days ago)
Working knowledge of real estate terms required. Experience in the real estate construction field required. Associates Degree with real estate, finance and/or... Apply Now

Home Loan Processor/Underwriter I

Gesa Credit Union - Spokane, WA (1 day ago)
Financial or real estate experience desired. Experience in processing and underwriting real estate loans desired.... Apply Now
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