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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

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. Official license verifications and/or transcripts are acceptable when received electronically directly from the State Board or school/institution. Note that forms requiring a signature, seal, or notary must be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. 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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