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Division of
Professional Regulation

Appraiser Trainee

When to Apply

You may apply after you have completed 75 hours of qualifying education (QE). Your QE hours must be from the Appraisal Qualifications Board’s (AQB) core curriculum and earned within past five years. For information on the core curriculum, see Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. There is no experience or exam requirement; however, you must take an AQB-approved Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser course before your Trainee Appraiser license will be issued.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.


In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.


  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
  • click “acknowledge.” This means you will either have to mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.

The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit the forms and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Council office.
    • Allow at least four weeks for the SBI to send criminal history records to the Council office.
    • A new criminal background check is required even if the person recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • Copies of your QE certificates.
    • Each course must consist of at least 15 classroom hours and include an examination.
    • At least 15 hours must be the required USPAP course.
  • A copy of your AQB-approved Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser course completion certificate.
    • You must complete this course before your Trainee Appraiser license will be issued.
    • You cannot use this course as QE.
    • A Verification of Real Estate Appraiser Supervision form completed and signed by your supervising Certified Real Property Appraiser (General or Residential).
      • The supervisor must send the form directly to the Council office.
      • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license. If you have more than one supervisor, each supervisor must submit a completed and signed for. This includes trainee permits.


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