Start your own business, or find employment with an appraisal company, financial institution, or county assessor’s office—your future is in your hands as a Minnesota real estate appraiser. Brightwood Career Institute, powered by Kaplan Appraisal Education, provides all of the courses you need to start and maintain your career. You’ll enjoy a consistent educational experience throughout your career, with Minnesota appraisal classes led by our engaging, expert instructors. If you’re ready to begin, our Steps to Licensing page provides a detailed picture of how to reach each milestone on your journey to Minnesota licensure. Your courses are offered by Brightwood Career Institute, Harrisburg.
Brightwood offers courses for three levels of appraisal license education in the state of Minnesota—Level 1: Trainee Real Property Appraiser; Level 2: Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser; and Level 3: Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser. Start your appraisal career or upgrade your license to the Licensed Residential or Certified Residential level with Brightwood's Premium Package licensing course solutions today!
The most important tool you can take with you into your Minnesota appraisal licensing exam is confidence. We have developed Exam Prep courses designed specifically to build your confidence and increase your chances of success on the exams for each level of appraisal licensure. While we offer Exam Prep as an add-on item for students who have completed the required education with Brightwood or another school, enrollment in our Exam Prep courses is also included in the premium required education course packages for the Trainee, Licensed Residential, and Certified Residential licensure levels.
Licensed Minnesota appraisers are required to complete 30 hours of state-approved continuing education, including the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course, during every two-year license period. Brightwood offers an entire library of continuing education classes to help you further your career, maintain your license, and meet Minnesota’s continuing education requirement.