Become An Appraiser
How to Become An AppraiserAppraisal licenses are managed on a state level, by a state department. In California, this is the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA). Additional input on appraiser qualifications and standards has been authorized by congress to The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) on a federal level. The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) provides federal oversight of state appraiser regulatory programs.
REAA provides a unique experience for those interested in becoming an appraiser by facilitating a network of licensed appraisers to learn more about the profession. REAA typically offers Continuing Education (CE) for licensed appraisers.
In California, a combination of basic education, work experience, and an examination is required to obtain an appraisal license.
There are currently four levels of appraisal licenses in California.
- Trainee (AT)
- Residential (AL)
- Certified Residential (AR)
- Certified General (AG)