Maine Appraisal License Information

The Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers has identified four levels of real property appraisal classification:

  • Trainee Real Property Appraiser
  • Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Current Maine Appraiser License Requirements

The Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers has established the minimum educational requirements for an appraisal license. The minimum educational requirements include the following:

Trainee Real Property Appraiser

  • Completion of a program of study for licensed appraisers of at least 75 hours of instruction which must include the 15 hr USPAP course.
Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Completion of a program of study for certified residential appraisers of at least 150 hours of instruction. Pass the state exam.
  • 2,000 hours of appraisal experience within 12 months.
Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Completion of a program of study for certified residential appraisers of at least 200 hours of instruction. Pass the state exam.
  • 2,500 hours of appraisal experience including at least 2,000 hours of residential experience in no fewer than 24 months
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
  • Completion of a program of study for certified general appraisers of at least 300 hours of instruction. Pass the state exam.
  • 3,000 hours of appraisal experience including at least 1,500 hours of non-residential experience in no fewer than 30 months

Maine Appraisal Regulatory Agency

Dept of Professional & Financial Regulation: Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (Appraisal)
Ms. Carol Leighton: Board Administrator
#35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
(207) 624-8603
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Recent Changes to Real Property Appraiser Qualifications

Beginning January 1, 2015, the AQB has made significant changes to appraisal qualifications. Some states may choose to implement the changes sooner, so be sure to check with your state regulator.

Several important changes are outlined below, with complete details available on this AQB publication:
UPCOMING CHANGES TO REAL PROPERTY APPRAISER QUALIFICATIONS >

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Increased College Degree Requirements

Implications: After January 1, 2015, you must hold a bachelor's degree to obtain the Certified Residential license level or beyond. If you achieve this license level prior to January 1, 2015, you will be grandfathered in under the old regulations.

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Experience Hours are Required BEFORE taking the licensing exam.

Implications: For the Licensed, Certified Residential and Certified General license levels, the required coursework must be completed prior to taking the licensing exam. If you intend to upgrade your license prior to the January 1, 2015 rules change, you need to be sure that you have enough time to complete your experience hours.

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