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Professional Regulation

Appraiser Trainee

When to Apply

Apply after you have completed 75 hours of qualifying education (QE).  You earn QE hours only from courses that the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) requires in its core curriculum. For information on the core curriculum, see Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. There is no experience or examination requirement.

You must complete

  • all QE within the five-year period before you submit an application for Appraiser Trainee
  • an AQB-approved Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser course before your Trainee Appraiser license will be issued.



  • Enclose the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • Complete the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to request State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks. Follow the instructions on the authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted.
  • Enclose 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.
  • Enclose 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.
  • Arrange for the Council office to receive Verification of Real Estate Appraiser Supervision form (included with the application) completed and signed by your supervising Certified Real Property Appraiser (General or Residential).
    • The supervisor must send the form directly to the Council office.
    • If you have more than one supervisor, each supervisor must submit a completed and signed form.
  • If you have ever been licensed or certified as an appraiser in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia), arrange for the Council office to receive a letter of good standing sent directly from one jurisdiction where you held appraiser certification/licensure. This includes trainee permits.

When the application is considered complete, the Council will review it at its next meeting. If approved, the Council office will notify you.

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