Mississippi Appraisal License Information

The Mississippi Real Estate Commission have identified five levels of real property appraisal classification:

  • Appraiser Intern
  • Licensed Real Estate Appraiser (Track One)
  • Licensed Real Estate Appraiser (Track Two)
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

Current Mississippi Appraiser License Requirements

Appraiser Intern
Education: 75 classroom hours, to include 15 hours of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Experience: None required
Examination: No
College-level requirements: None

Licensed Real Estate Appraiser (Track One)
Education: 150 classroom hours, to include 15 hours of USPAP
Experience: 1000 hours gained over a minimum of 6 months
Examination: Yes
College-level requirements: None

Licensed Real Estate Appraiser (Track Two)
Education: 150 classroom hours, to include 15 hours of USPAP completed within 12 months of application.
Experience: None required
Examination: Yes
College-level requirements: None

Certified Residential Appraiser
Education: 200 classroom hours, to include 15 hours of USPAP
Experience: 2500 hours (600 points) gained over a minimum of 24 months
Examination: Yes
College-level requirements: Associate degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, 21 semester credit hours covering the following subject matter courses: English Composition; Principles of Economics (Micro or Macro); Finance; Algebra, Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; and Business or Real Estate Law.

Certified General Appraiser
Education: 300 classroom hours, to include 15 hours of USPAP
Experience: 3000 hours (720 points) gained over a minimum of 30 months
Examination: Yes
College-level requirements: Bachelors degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, 31 semester credit hours covering the following subject matter courses: English Composition; Principles of Economics (Micro or Macro); Finance; Algebra, Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; and Business or Real Estate Law; and 2 elective courses in accounting, geography, ag-economics, business management, or real estate.

Mississippi Appraisal Regulatory Agency

Mississippi Real Estate Commission
Michelle Denton: Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box 12685
Jackson, MS 39236
(601) 932-6770
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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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