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Become A Florida Licensed Trainee Appraiser
The first step for anyone new to the appraisal industry is to become a Trainee Appraiser. The information below gives you an overview of the appraisal industry and explains why appraisals are so important. You will find that Gold Coast offers the required Trainee Pre-license education in both classroom and online formats.
Please contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140 if you have any questions. We are happy to assist.
Real estate appraisers provide objective, impartial, and unbiased opinions about the value of real property. Appraisals are provided to individuals and companies who wish to own, manage, sell, invest in, and/or lend money on real estate, therefore there is a substantial demand for professional appraisers who are licensed to perform these services.
Appraisers also diversify into other areas of valuation services which include eminent domain, easements, government land acquisition, litigation support, real estate development, management and consultation of large corporate real estate assets and also insurance.
Because accuracy is so important, Gold Coast’s Appraisal courses provide training and education in analytical concepts and mathematical skills needed to be successful in this industry. These attributes are needed for appraisers to communicate their results in a manner that is competent and not misleading. An appraiser’s earning potential is driven by dedication, service, and market trends.
State and Federal laws mandate that appraisers must meet minimum qualifications to provide appraisals.
Many students take our appraisal classes to begin a new and exciting career. Others, including real estate agents, mortgage loan originators, accountants, and contractors attend our appraisal classes to sharpen their skills and to increase their knowledge of the concepts for valid appraisal services under state law and federal USPAP requirements.
*Taking your education from state approved providers is crucial for successful license renewal. All Gold Coast appraisal courses are state approved guaranteeing that you will receive full credit upon successful completion. If you’d like you can view course approval numbers. Choose “Real Estate Appraisers” from the board menu, select the requirement you are fulfilling, and enter “Gold Coast” in the provider field.
You can now complete your Appraisal pre-license education entirely online at your own pace. Online courses are convenient because they provided flexibility, but it is important to understand exactly how online appraisal courses work before enrolling.
Please read the following details about completing online appraisal courses:
All requirements are subject to change pursuant to State and Federal Law.
As mentioned in the information section, the Trainee Appraiser is the first step towards a career in appraising. Below lists the requirements for becoming a Trainee.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Complete at least 100 hours of approved education
- Fill out a state application, submit electronic fingerprints, and pay required fees
- There is NO state exam
Upon fulfilling the above requirements, all Trainee Appraisers must work under the direct supervision of a State Certified or State Licensed Appraiser.