How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Connecticut


To become a real estate appraiser in Connecticut, you'll first have to apply to be a State Provisional Licensed Appraiser.


Real estate appraisers inspect and take measurements of real property (land, homes, apartments, office buildings, etc.) in order to arrive at an accurate value of the property.

In any real estate transaction that needs a loan, a real estate appraisal will be required by the bank or lender. This includes purchase as well as refinancing transactions.

Consequently, there are many career opportunities for real estate appraisers in active real estate markets.

Real estate appraisers can be self-employed and work for themselves or they can work for mortgage firms, banks, lenders and government agencies.


Here's what you need to know to become a real estate appraiser in Connecticut:

1) Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Requirements in Connecticut

2) Real Estate Appraiser Job Duties

3) Income Potential

4) Connecticut Real Estate Appraisal Schools


How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Connecticut

1) Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Requirements in Connecticut

In Connecticut, real estate appraisers MUST be licensed by the Connecticut Occupational and Professional Licensing Division

To become a State Provisional Licensed Appraiser, you must:


After receiving 2500 hours of appraisal experience and completing 120 hours of approved education,  you may apply to become a State Certified Residential Appraiser. There is a $45 fee.


The levels of real estate appraiser licensing in Connecticut are:


 License Levels Education Requirements Experience Requirements Exam Scope of Practice
State-Certified  Appraiser A minimum of 120 hours of approved appraisal  education, with at least 15 hours on USPAP. Minimum 2,500 hours of acceptable appraisal experience over at least 2 years. Must pass the AQB approved certified residential examination. May appraise all 1-to-4 unit residential property.
State-Certified General  Appraiser A minimum of 180 hours of approved appraisal  education  and 15 hours on USPAP. Minimum 3,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience, over at least 2.5  years. Must pass the AQB approved certified general examination. May appraise all types of real estate.


NOTE: Education, Experience, Testing, and Continuing Education are subject to change based upon criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation



2) Duties of Real Estate Appraisers

A real estate appraiser's job is to estimate the value of real property. Real property consists of land, buildings, and even natural resources such as water, oil, or minerals.

The estimate of value is known as an appraisal. A real estate appraisal is made when real property is bought, sold, assessed, taxed, condemned, insured, or mortgaged.

A real estate appraiser's job duties also include:



3) Income Potential in Connecticut

According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, the 2003 median salary of Real Estate Appraisers in Connecticut was approximately $51,300/year.

Salaries ranged from under $30,000/year to over $82,000/year.


4) Real Estate Appraisal Schools in Connecticut

If you are interested in becoming a real estate appraiser in Connecticut, you will need to take classes that are approved by the Connecticut Occupational and Professional Licensing Division.

Please call the Board at 860-713-6150  prior to signing up for classes.

Name of Provider

Real Estate Appraisal Schools for Connecticut


American Academy of Real Estate Studies

4 Carborne Way

Suffield, CT 06078

Telephone: (860) 668-2086


Annual School for CT Assessors & Brds

c/o University of Connecticut

Extended & Continuing Education

One Bishop Circle, U-14

Storrs, CT 06269-4014

Telephone: (860) 486-9318


Appraisal and Real Estate School of Connecticut

27 Strawberry Hill Avenue

Suite 200

Stamford, CT 06902

Telephone: (203) 326-3315


Appraisal Institute (CT Chapter)

86 Highland Avenue

P.O. Box 509

Torrington, CT 06790-0509

Telephone: (860) 482-9992


Asnuntuck Community College (REC)

170 Elm Street

Enfield, CT 06082

Telephone: (860) 253-3115 or (860) 253-3034


Capital Community College (REC)

950 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

Telephone: (860) 906-5130

Fax: (860) 906-5110



Charter Oak Real Estate School

17 Cook Close

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Telephone: (203) 438-3440


Charters Real Estate Programs

421 West Preston Street

Hartford, CT 06114-2246

Telephone: (860) 956-6225



Connecticut Association of Realtors

111 Founders Plaza, 11th Floor

East Hartford, CT 06108

Telephone: (860) 290-6601


Connecticut Professional Business School

49 Leavenworth Street

Suite 200

Waterbury, CT 06702

Telephone: (203) 574-6639


Connecticut Real Estate Academy

604 Watertown Road

Middlebury, CT 06762

Telephone: (203) 758-8144


Connecticut Real Estate Institute

678 Main Street

Branford, Ct 06405-3615

Telephone: (203) 488-5760


Connecticut Real Estate Training

6 Mohican Trail

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Telephone: (203) 623-3369


DARES Institute

705 Boston Post Road

Suite C2B

Guilford, CT 06437

Telephone: (203) 458-9400


Dynamic Directions

23 Wildwood Acres Road

Rockfall, CT 06481-2055

Telephone: (860) 722-3144


Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors

Yantic River Plaza

238 West Town Street

Norwich, CT 06360-2195

Telephone: (860) 892-2595


Environmental Management Geological Consultants

10 Long Hill Avenue

Shelton, CT 06484

Telephone: (203) 924-9544


Fairfield University

1073 North Benson Road

D. J. Dolan Building

Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

Telephone: (203) 254-4307


Gateway Community College (REC)

Real Estate Consortium of CT Community Colleges

88 Bassett Road

North Haven, CT 06473

Telephone: (203) 285-2310 or (203) 285-2307


Gateway Real Estate Academy

367 Elm Street, 2nd Floor

West Haven, CT 06516

Telephone: (203) 931-0387


Greater Hartford Association of Realtors

433 South Main Street, Suite 106

West Hartford, CT 06110-1670

Telephone: (860) 561-1800


Housatonic Community College (REC)

900 Lafayette Boulevard

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Telephone: (203) 332-5150


Learning Curve, The

11 Sass Drive

P.O. Box 162

Manchester, CT 06040

Telephone: (860) 646-4793


Learning Unlimited

109 Wheeler Road

Litchfield, CT 06759-2428

Telephone: (860) 567-9104


Continuing Education Division

P.O. Box 1046, MS #16, Great Path

Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Telephone: (860) 512-2800



Middlesex Community College (REC)

100 Training Hill Road

Middletown, CT 06457

Telephone: (860) 343-5865


Middlesex Shoreline Real Estate School

222 Old Boston Post Road

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Telephone: (860) 395-0588


Mid-State Business & Real Estate Training Center

274 Ward Street

Wallingford, CT 06492

Telephone: (203) 265-5768


National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers

(Connecticut Chapter)

O'Neill Duffy & Duffy & Co., LLC

118 Coalpit Hill Road, Suite 2

Danbury, CT 06810-8052

Telephone: (203) 744-3338


Naugatuck Valley Community College (REC)

750 Chase Parkway

Waterbury, CT 06708

Telephone: (203) 596-8712


New Haven Real Estate School

127 Washington Avenue

West Building Lower Level

North Haven, CT 06473

Telephone: (203) 234-3938


Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors

15 Stony Hill Road

Bethel, CT 06801

Telephone: (203) 744-7255


Northwestern CT Community College (REC)

Park Place East

Winsted, CT 06098

Telephone: (860) 738-6444


Norwalk Community College (REC)

188 Richards Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06854

Telephone: (203) 857-7054


Professional Business Institute

2395 State Street

Hamden, CT 06514

Telephone: (203) 230-2724


Professional Valuation & Real Estate School, The

49 Neck Road, P.O. Box 711

Clinton, CT 06413

Telephone: (860) 669-6950


Quinebaug Valley Community College (REC)

742 Upper Maple Street

Danielson, CT 06239-1440

Telephone: (860) 774-1133


Real Estate Consortium of CT Community Colleges

c/o Gateway Community College

88 Bassett Road

North Haven, CT 06473

Telephone: (203) 285-2310 or (203) 285-2307


Real Estate Institute of Learning

575 Main Street, Suite B

East Haven, CT 06512

Telephone: (203) 467-1135


Real Estate Training & Education Services

961 Huntington Turnpike

Bridgeport, CT 06610

Telephone: (203) 374-2150


Three Rivers Community College (REC)

574 New London Turnpike

Norwich, CT 06360

Telephone: (860) 885-2310


Tunxis Community College (REC)

271 Scott Swamp Road

Route 6 and Route 177

Farmington, CT 06032

Telephone: (860) 255-3667


University of Connecticut

Center of RE & Urban Economic Studies


Storrs, CT 06269-2041

Telephone: (860) 486-3227 or (203) 251-8470


University of Connecticut

College of Continuing Studies

One Bishop Circle

Unit 4056

Storrs, CT 06269-4056

Telephone: (860) 486-1058


University of Hartford

Office of Continuing & Professional Education

50 Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Telephone: (860) 768-5634


Value Search Appraisal & Real Estate Educators

3335 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

Telephone: (203) 380-9729



Waterbury Adult Education

28 East Clay Street

Waterbury, CT 06706

Telephone: (203) 574-8038


Westport Real Estate Institute

c/o Raymond Ross, Esquire

840 Post Road East

Westport, CT 06880

Telephone: (203) 341-1209



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