Do you want to become a property appraiser in Florida? Are you looking for the cost and requirements? Learn how to get your Florida Property Appraiser License by reading more below.
Who can get a Florida Property Appraiser License?
You must meet several conditions to appraise property in Florida. First, you must be at least 18 years of age. Second, you must have a US Social Security Number. Third, you’ll need experience and a high school diploma or GED.
Are there different types of appraiser licenses in Florida?
Yes, there are two license types. The first is the Certified Residential Property Appraiser license. It lets you appraise residential properties with 1-4 units.
The second is the Florida Certified General Property Appraiser License. It allows you to appraise any type of real property. Note the 1-4 unit restriction mentioned above doesn’t apply for this license.
What’s the difference between the two license types?
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the big difference is they type of property you may appraise. The residential license lets you appraise property with 1-4 residential units only. The general license lets you appraise any real property in Florida. However, the education requirements are different.
What are the education requirements for a Residential Appraiser License in Florida?
The residential license requires 200 hours of pre-licensing education. Additionally, you must have a minimum of 1500 hours of experience. This is the same as 150 appraisal reports over 12 months. You can accomplish this by working under a current license holder.
What are the education requirements for a General Appraiser License in Florida?
This license requires 3000 hours of experience. 1500 hours must be in non-residential work. Additionally, you’ll need to complete 300 hours of pre-licensing education.
What if I have an appraiser in license in another state?
Great news! You can apply for reciprocity. This means you only need to pass the FL State Exam. In addition to the exam, you have to complete an application, pay the state fee, and submit your fingerprints.
How much does each license cost?
Each license costs $351. You must pay this fee to the FLDBPR and send it with your application. Additionally, you’ll need fingerprints. They typically cost around $50. However, it depends on the provider you choose.