Helping Trainee and Certified Appraisers Across Florida Obtain and Renew Their Licenses

IFREC is now part of the Gold Coast Schools organization, and provides Florida’s industry leading classroom, LiveStream, and online courses!

Program Overview

IFREC is part of Gold Coast School of Appraisal and provides Florida’s best course materials, formats, and instructors for Trainee and Certified Appraisers.   Our curriculum and staff is dedicated to helping you obtain or renew your license as we have done for so many across the state of Florida.  If you are considering getting your license, or need continuing education to renew your existing license, you have come to the right place.

Below you will learn more about license requirements, how to get started, and the available classroom, and online course options.

Get Your Appraisal License

Trainee Appraiser Requirements:

The Trainee Appraiser is the first step towards a career in appraising. Below lists the requirements for becoming a Trainee.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete at least 100 hours of approved education
  • Fill out a state application, submit electronic fingerprints, and pay required fees
  • There is NO state exam

Upon fulfilling the above requirements, all Trainee Appraisers must work under the direct supervision of a State Certified or State Licensed Appraiser.

Course formats include:

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Certified Appraiser Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete 200 hours of approved appraisal education (Some of these were fulfilled when you took your Trainee course, and the remaining will be fulfilled through taking all of the State Certified Residential Appraiser courses.)
  • Acquired a documented 1,500 hours of experience over 12 months
  • Performed at least 150 appraisals
  • Pass the Residential National exam and Florida Supplemental exam

Applicants must also fulfill one of the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Associates degree in specific fields*
  • At least 30 specific semester credit hours*
  • At least 30 specific semester CLEP hours*
  • A combination of the above two to equal 30 approved hours*

Course formats include:

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Renew Your Appraisal License

Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements (All Licenses):

Appraisal licensees are required to complete 30 hours of state approved continuing education courses prior to the expiration of their license on November 30 of even numbered years (ex. 2020, 2022, etc).  IFREC/Gold Coast Schools offers all of the required continuing education courses, as well as handles all the necessary reporting of your hours to the state.

Course formats include:

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