All states require licensing or certification for appraisers and most states have several levels. Most have a level for residential, one for multi-family and one for commercial. Each level requires more experience and education.
Additionally, appraisal clients often have additional requirements to join thier list of approved vendors. The MAI designation is one of the most coveted designations in the appraisal industry and requires significant education beyond a college degree, experience, and a comprehensive exam.
Jan 16, 2009