Appraisal Licensing & Classes

Real estate appraisers determine the value of properties. Therefore, they need to know acceptable principles of appraisal and related information. They need to have practical experience, technical education and good judgment. With such strong qualifications, successful real estate appraisers are respected real estate specialists.

Information on requirements for Trainee Appraisers, Licensed Appraiser, Certified Residential Appraiser, and Certified General Appraiser may be found on the RI Department of Business Regulations Real Estate Appraisers

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS ® is currently approved to offer Basic Appraisal Principles (offered as part 1 & part 2) ONLY.  Other required courses would need to be completed online.

Basic Appraisal Principles Part 1 & Part 2 are available for Real Estate Licensees to take as 15 CEU’s each towards license renewal.  

Cost (each part):         Member                           $155.00

                                           Non-Member                 $185.00

To inquire about upcoming dates please contact

Currently RIAR’s partnered online school, McKissock Learning, offers all Qualifying Appraisal Classes, to view packages or individual courses, confirm that Appraisal Qualifying and RI have been selected in the drop down menu.

Appraisal Continuing Education courses that go towards Appraisal license renewal may also be accessed through the above McKissock Learning online portal.


Helpful Links: 

How to Enter the Appraisal Profession

Rhode Island Department of Business Regulations: Real Estate Appraisers 

RI Approved Qualifying Appraiser Courses 

RI Approved Continuing Education for Appraisers  

Appraisal Foundation