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Registered Trainee Appraiser (FREAB 11)

A Registered Trainee Appraiser means a person who is registered with the department as qualified to perform appraisal services only under the direct supervision of a licensed or certified appraiser. A registered trainee appraiser may accept appraisal assignments only from her or his primary or secondary supervisory appraiser.

Application Requirements:
  • AGE REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: You must have a United States Social Security number to apply. You may visit the Social Security Administration website for information on how to obtain one.

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must hold a valid high school diploma or its equivalent and have a valid Social Security Number.
  • PRE-LICENSE EDUCATION: Applicants must complete 100 hours of approved pre-licensure education, completed within 5 years of making application, as outlined in Administrative Code 61J1-10.002. Education may be done by distance or classroom with an approved Florida Provider. The 100 hours are comprised of 15 hours of National USPAP course; 30 hours of Basic appraisal principles; 30 hours of Basic appraisal procedures; 25 hours of Appraisal Subject Matter Electives which shall include 3 hours of Florida laws and rules and 3 hours of Supervisor and Trainee course.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.
  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • FINGERPRINTS: An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. You must submit your fingerprints using a Livescan Service Provider registered with FDLE immediately after submitting your application for licensure. It may take up to five days for your fingerprint results to be received by the Department after they are submitted to the Florida Department of Law enforcement (FDLE). Please note that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement requires that an application for licensure should precede the submission of your fingerprints. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our Fingerprinting webpage.

  • SUPERVISION & EXPERIENCE: In order for a Registered Trainee Appraiser to gain experience, they must have a certified appraiser designated as their supervisor and the name of the business they work for must be registered with the department. Applicants for Registered Trainee Appraiser do not need experience prior to obtaining their registration. Click Here to retrieve the registration form.
  • EXPERIENCE WORK LOG: Separate appraisal logs shall be maintained by both the registered trainee appraiser and the supervisory appraiser. A separate log must be kept for each supervisory appraiser and the supervisor must sign each page of work. Click here to retrieve the authorized log form.
  • MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession's application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).


If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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