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Real Estate Appraiser

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Program Description

This course series prepares students to sit for the Maryland Licensed Appraiser exam. Appraisers assess residential real estate property for its current fair market value. In order to appraise the property the appraiser must go to the real estate site and take pictures and measurements of the land and/or residence. A search of local real estate records is done to establish a price comparison of like properties, and a computerized report on the findings is written up for the customer and lender.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion: 

CCBC Credential:        

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will be prepared to begin their required apprenticeship hours and, when completed, take the licensing exam to become a Maryland Licensed Appraiser.  Students may apply for Appraisal Trainee license exam after completing 75 hours of education (REA 019 and REA 020). To apply for the Licensed Appraiser exam, students must complete 150 hours of education and 2000 hours of appraisal apprenticeship hours.
Certifying Organization:  

Maryland Real Estate Appraisers & Home Inspectors Commission;​

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

6 months for the course series, plus a minimum of 2 years apprenticeship. Courses start in September and January at CCBC Hunt Valley.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

To qualify to take the Appraiser License exam, students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits of post-secondary education or hold an A.A. degree or higher.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum. Maximum number of program hours that may be earned from prior learning: 90

Program Course Sequence

Attendance is mandatory. Students must pass a final exam in each of the five courses.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



REA 019


Real Estate: Appraisal Principles & Procedures


“Appraising Residential Properties”; $48; text available at campus bookstores


T- $210/F-$489


REA 173

Real Estate: Appraisal Standards & Ethics


“Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” $75; and “15 hour National USPAP course Student Manual”; $40; texts available through the Appraisal Foundation





REA 020

Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis Part I


Same as REA 019




REA 021

Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis Part II


Same as REA 019



REA 027 Supervisor Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser 4 ​Material included $89
T:$27  F:$62

Course Series Totals:




Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Successful candidates need strong analytical, math, listening, communication and writing skills; ability to work both independently and within groups. 

Career Opportunities:

​Real estate appraiser, real property appraiser or field appraiser.  Jobs are available in the real estate industry, governmental agencies and also opportunities to be self-employed.


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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Moire Riley | |  443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley | 106

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore | | 443-840-1632 | Essex | BESS 116

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