If you’re prepared to start your New Mexico appraisal career, the first milestone on your journey is passing the Apprentice Appraiser classes from a state-approved education provider. Brightwood College, curriculum by Kaplan Appraisal Education, offers licensing packages that include all the courses it takes to meet the New Mexico education requirements, and prime you for success on the exam. It’s your choice—enroll in each class individually, or save money and enroll in a complete course package that includes all of the classes you will need.
When you have met the education requirement and passed the exam, you will receive your license and be named a New Mexico Apprentice Appraiser. This level of licensure will allow you to perform appraisals under the supervision of a Certified Appraiser. Before you can upgrade to Licensed Appraiser, you need to complete 2,000 hours in a minimum of one year. Throughout the apprentice period of your career, you will get hands-on experience in the day-to-day work of a professional appraiser. And when you have questions, you will have access to a supervising mentor who can answer them.
Once you have completed your required hours of experience as an apprentice, you will be ready to upgrade your New Mexico license to Licensed Appraiser.
When you’re ready to upgrade your New Mexico appraisal license, it’s time to enroll in your New Mexico Licensed Appraiser classes with Brightwood. As a Licensed Appraiser, you will enjoy greater independence and freedom to take your career to new heights. Brightwood's New Mexico appraisal school offers individual courses and class packages to help you meet the state’s education requirements and pass the Level 2 exam.
Looking for more information on the licensure process? Check out our Steps to Licensing page.
Certification in any career carries an unrivaled level of dignity and distinction, as well as increases demand for your services. Clients and employers recognize and appreciate the dedication it takes to become certified, leading to greater demand for your services. As a New Mexico Certified Appraiser, you will be legally licensed to perform appraisals on residential properties regardless of value. Brightwood's appraisal school offers individual courses and complete class packages to help you meet the state of New Mexico’s education requirements for Level 3 of appraisal licensure.
Be advised, the qualification requirements for some appraisal licensing levels will be changing in 2015. For more info, view our AQB Changes page.