Trainee Appraisers are no longer required to complete 40 hours of post-license education as of October 1st, 2017. However, you will still have to complete the required 30 hours of continuing education every two years, as was always the case. To view continuing education courses: Click Here
Below you will find the official notice and statute that is being repealed:
According to House Bill 827, which was approved by the Governor 5/23/17 and will be effective 10/1/2017, Statute 475.6175 (Registered trainee appraiser; post license education required) was repealed. Trainee Appraisers will only have to comply with the 30-hour continuing education requirement every two years.
475.6175 Registered trainee appraiser; postlicensure education required.—
(1) The board shall prescribe postlicensure educational requirements in order for a person to maintain a valid registration as a registered trainee appraiser. If prescribed, the postlicensure educational requirements consist of one or more courses which total no more than the total educational hours required to qualify as a state certified residential appraiser. Such courses must be in subjects related to real estate appraisal and must include coverage of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or its equivalent, as established by rule of the board. Such courses are provided by a nationally or state-recognized appraisal organization, career center, accredited community college, college, or university, state or federal agency or commission, or proprietary real estate school that holds a permit pursuant to s. 475.451.
(2) The registration of any registered trainee appraiser who does not complete the board-prescribed postlicensure educational requirements prior to the second renewal following initial registration is void without further administrative action. Such person may requalify to practice as a registered trainee appraiser only by retaking the required education and complying with all other requirements of law to be registered as a registered trainee appraiser. Any registered trainee appraiser registered prior to July 1, 2003, shall comply with the board-prescribed postlicensure educational requirements within the next two biennial renewal cycles following July 1, 2003.
(3) The division may allow an additional 6-month period after the second renewal following initial licensure or the effective date of this act for completing the postlicensure education courses for registered trainee appraisers who have not completed or cannot complete, due to individual hardship, the courses within the required time.
History.—s. 9, ch. 2003-164; s. 54, ch. 2004-357; s. 6, ch. 2007-86; s. 17, ch. 2012-61.
West Palm Beach (Lantana)6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462
Take I-95 to Lantana Road. Exit west on Lantana Road to Congress Ave. Turn left on Congress and then left into Atlantis Plaza.
(From the North) Take the turnpike to Lake Worth Road. Exit east on Lake Worth Road to Congress Ave. Turn right on Congress and then just past Lantana Road turn left into Atlantis Plaza.
(From the South) Take the turnpike to Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit east on Boynton Beach Blvd to Congress. Turn left (north) on Congress. Turn into Atlantis Plaza, just south of Lantana Road.
Boca Raton2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
From I-95: Exit on Palmetto Park Road and go west. Make a RIGHT onto Military Trail and continue for less than 2 miles. The location is in the Fountain Square complex located immediately after Butts Road on the right hand side.
From Turnpike: Exit on Glades Road and go EAST. Make a left on Butts Road. Follow the road around and make a left onto Military Trail. The location in the Fountain Square complex located on the right hand side.
Tamarac (Broward)5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321
This Gold Coast building is located on the NE Corner of Hiatus Road and Commercial Blvd., approx. 1/8 mile East of the Sawgrass Expwy off of Commercial Blvd.
Registration for all Insurance and Construction classes are handled by the Gold Coast Professional Schools office at the Broward campus.
North Miami3577 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, FL 33160
Located just minutes East of the Gold Glades Interchange (I-95, 826 and the Turnpike.) Exit on 163rd street and go East. Located in the Intracoastal Mall at N.E. 35th Ave.
South Dade (Doral)11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172
Because this is a new building, on a new street, you will not be able to find us on map search sites yet. Here are directions:
From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension south to NW 12th Street (exit # 27). Head east.Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.
From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension north to NW 12th Street. Head east Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.
From the East and Downtown Miami:
Head west on 836 to NW 107 Ave exit. Exit north on NW 107 Ave.Turn left on NW 12 St. Turn right on NW 111 Ave. Turn left on NW 20th St. Building is on left.