Notice to Appraisal Trainees:

Massachusetts has never implemented the Appraiser Qualifications Board's Qualification Criteria for Appraisal Trainees. Therefore, a Trainee applicant for up-grade may not have earned credit for both the Basic Appraisal Principals and Basic Appraisal Procedures courses. Whichever course was used for credit to obtain the existing Appraisal Trainee license will be given credit under the new Criteria. If the alternate course was taken in order to renew the Appraisal Trainee license prior to January 1, 2008, and the license was renewed, both courses will be given credit under the new criteria. However, only education obtained and credited prior to January 1, 2008, will carry over to the new Criteria for the purpose of upgrading to any level from the Appraisal Trainee level. Therefore, if the alternate course was completed by the Trainee but not used to renew the credential prior to January 1, 2208, the applicant will be required to complete a 2008 compliant Basic Principals or Basic procedures course.

Appraisal Trainee to State-Licensed:

*Basic Appraisal Principals or

Basic Appraisal Principals

* Only one of these courses was required to obtain a trainee license. Therefore, the course not completed will have to be completed to up-grade under the new Criteria

30 Hours

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

15 Hours

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

15 Hours

Residential Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

30 Hours

Residential Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

15 Hours

Appraisal Trainee to Certified Residential:

*Basic Appraisal Principals or

Basic Appraisal Principals

* Only one of these courses was required to obtain a trainee license. Therefore, the course not completed will have to be completed to up-grade under the new Criteria

30 Hours

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

15 Hours

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

15 Hours

Residential Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

30 Hours

Residential Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

15 Hours

Statistics, Modeling and Finance

15 Hours

Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies

15 Hours

Any Real Estate Appraisal Approved Primary Courses

20 Hours

Associate's Degree or College Courses in:

  • English Composition;
  • Principals of Economics (Micro or Macro);
  • Algebra, Geometry, or Higher Mathematics;
  • Statistics;
  • Introduction to Computers - Word Processing/Spreadsheets
  • Business or Real Estate Law

21 Semester Credit Hours

Appraisal Trainee to Certified General:

*Basic Appraisal Principals or

Basic Appraisal Principals

* Only one of these courses was required to obtain a trainee license. Therefore, the course not completed will have to be completed to up-grade under the new Criteria

30 Hours

General Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

30 Hours

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

30 Hours

General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach

30 Hours

General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

30 Hours

Statistics, Modeling and Finance

15 Hours

General Appraiser Income Approach

60 Hours

Any Real Estate Appraisal Approved Primary Courses

30 Hours

Bachelor's Degree or College Courses in:

  • English Composition;
  • Micro Economics;
  • Macro Economics;
  • Finance;
  • Algebra, Geometry, or Higher Mathematics;
  • Statistics;
  • Introduction to Computers - Word Processing/Spreadsheets
  • Business or Real Estate Law; and
  • 2 Elective courses in Accounting, Geography, Agricultural Economics, Business Management, or Real Estate

30 Semester Credit Hours

State-licensed Appraiser to Certified Residential:

Statistics, Modeling and Finance

15 Hours

Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies

15 Hours

Any Real Estate Appraisal Approved Primary Courses

20 Hours

Associate's Degree or College Courses in:

  • English Composition;
  • Principals of Economics (Micro or Macro);
  • Algebra, Geometry, or Higher Mathematics;
  • Statistics;
  • Introduction to Computers - Word Processing/Spreadsheets
  • Business or Real Estate Law

21 Semester Credit Hours

State-licensed Appraiser to Certified General:

General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

15 Hours

Statistics, Modeling and Finance

15 Hours

General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach

15 Hours

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

15 Hours

General Appraiser Income Approach

45 Hours

General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

15 Hours

Any Real Estate Appraisal Approved Primary Courses

30 Hours

Bachelor's Degree or College Courses in:

  • English Composition;
  • Micro Economics;
  • Macro Economics;
  • Finance;
  • Algebra, Geometry, or Higher Mathematics;
  • Statistics;
  • Introduction to Computers - Word Processing/Spreadsheets
  • Business or Real Estate Law; and
  • 2 Elective courses in Accounting, Geography, Agricultural Economics, Business Management, or Real Estate

30 Semester Credit Hours

Certified Residential to Certified General:

General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

15 Hours

General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach

15 Hours

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

15 Hours

General Appraiser Income Approach

45 Hours

General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

10 Hours

Bachelor's Degree or College Courses in:

  • English Composition;
  • Micro Economics;
  • Macro Economics;
  • Finance;
  • Algebra, Geometry, or Higher Mathematics;
  • Statistics;
  • Introduction to Computers - Word Processing/Spreadsheets
  • Business or Real Estate Law; and
  • 2 Elective courses in Accounting, Geography, Agricultural Economics, Business Management, or Real Estate

30 Semester Credit Hours