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How do I get my Minnesota Appraiser License?

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Trainee Real Property Appraiser

1 | 75 Hours of Education

Complete the 75 hours of education required for the Trainee Real Property Appraiser

2 | Take Exam Prep Course (optional)

Register for the How to Pass the Minnesota Real Property Appraiser Exam course (optional). This course will cover exam content and build your test-taking skills to pass the Trainee Real Property Appraiser Exam the first time!

3 | Take the Exam

Sign up for the Trainee Real Property Appraiser Exam. Contact PSI, the testing service that provides state licensure exams, at 800.733.9267 or www.psiexams.com.

4 | Apply for Your License

Pass the Trainee Real Property Appraiser Exam and apply for your license with the state.

5 | Maintain Your License

Brightwood Career Institute, Powered by Kaplan Real Estate Education, offers Appraiser Continuing Education and can help you upgrade to the Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser level.

Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser

1 | 75 Hours of Education

Complete the 75 hours of additional education required to meet the mandated 150 total hours of education for the Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser. 

2 | 2,000 Hours of Experience

Complete 2,000 hours of appraisal experience under the direction of a supervisor in no fewer than 12 months.

3 | Take Exam Prep Course

Register for the Appraisal Review Crammer course (optional). This optional course will cover exam content and build your test-taking skills to ensure that you pass the Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Exam the first time!

4 | Take the Exam

Sign up for the Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Exam. Contact PSI, the testing service that provides state licensure exams, at 800.733.9267 or www.psiexams.com.

5 | Apply for Your License

Pass the Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Exam and apply for your license with the state.

6 | Maintain Your License

Brightwood Career Institute, powered by Kaplan Real Estate Education, offers Appraiser Continuing Education and can help you upgrade to the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser level.

Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser

1 | 50 Hours of Education

Complete the 50 hours of additional education required to meet the mandated 200 total hours of education for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser. 

2 | 2,500 Hours of Experience

To fulfill the mandated 2,500 hours of experience, complete an additional 500 hours of appraisal experience under the direction of a supervisor. The entire 2,500 hours of experience must be acquired in no fewer than 24 months.

3 | Take Exam Prep Course

Register for Appraisal Review Crammer course (optional). Make sure you pass the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Exam the first time with this course that covers exam content and helps you build your test-taking skills.

4 | Take the Exam

Sign up for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Exam. Contact PSI, the testing service that provides state licensure exams, at 800.733.9267 or www.psiexams.com.

5 | Apply for Your License

Pass the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Exam and apply for your license with the state.

6 | Maintain Your License

Brightwood Career Institute, powered by Kaplan Real Estate Education, offers a variety of Appraisal Continuing Education courses.