Online Appraisal Licensing Courses

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National Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee

Credit Hours: 4 Tuition: $89 Enroll

The Appraisal Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation and the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board require that this course be completed by both the supervising appraiser and the trainee appraiser.

Virginia 75-Hour Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Package

Credit Hours: 75 Tuition: $749 Enroll

Save $184.00 with this discounted course bundle that includes Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures and the 15-Hour USPAP course.

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Basic Appraisal Principles

Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $329 Enroll

Provides you with a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles.

Introduces you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations.

Credit for 30 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level.

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Basic Appraisal Procedures

Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $329 Enroll

Takes you step-by-step through the valuation process: Learn three approaches to reaching an opinion of value-income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison.

Learn how rates and multipliers are derived and be guided through the sales comparison approach including researching the market, verifying information, selecting units of comparison, conducting a comparative analysis, making adjustments, and reconciliation.

Complete key sections of an appraisal report and be introduced to property description, construction and design basics.

Completion of an introductory level Real Estate (or Basic) Appraisal Principles course is recommended as a prerequisite for this course.

Credit for 30 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level.

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Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approaches

Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $329 Enroll

Provides an introductory understanding of fundamental concepts of appraising. Guides you through the different data that needs to be collected and reviewed during the appraisal process.

Explains how to use sales comparison grids and how to search for public comparable sales data in a computerized database. Describes the advantages and limitations of the sales comparison approach.

Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses required as a prerequisite for this course.

Credit for 30 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

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15-Hour National USPAP

Credit Hours: 15 Tuition: $285 Enroll

This course focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

Course material emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. This course is designed to aid appraisers seeking competency in USPAP, in all areas of appraisal practice including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

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Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach

Credit Hours: 15 Tuition: $199 Enroll

Provides an introductory understanding of fundamental concepts of appraising.
Focuses on the valuation of vacant land parcels and the development of the cost approach.

Develops your skills by creating a current cost estimate using market extraction, interview techniques, and information provided by professional cost data sources. Covers the origin of the appraisal assignment to a final value estimate using various cost approach applications.

Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses required as a prerequisite for this course.

Credit for 15 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

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Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use

Credit Hours: 15 Tuition: $199 Enroll

Covers the relationship between market analysis and highest and best use. Learn how to find the information you need to make a highest and best use decision and how to interpret the information you find.

Provides information on how to read and map a market area for a subject property and discover the essential links between market analysis, highest and best use analysis, and the three approaches to value (cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization).

Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses required as a prerequisite for this course.

Credit for 15 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Credit Hours: 15 Tuition: $199 Enroll

Demonstrates practical writing exercises necessary to produce convincing appraisal reports in daily practice.

Objectives are achieved through the mastery and application of residential valuation procedures, grammar rules and writing techniques, and specific writing assignments based on a residential case study.

Practice writing effective narrative comments for form appraisal reports and learn how to explain valuation procedures and conclusions to users of reports.
Techniques applied in this course are useful in real-life situations.

Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses required as a prerequisite for this course.

Credit for 15 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

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Classroom Appraisal Licensing Courses (To be scheduled)

Basic Appraisal Principles

Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $245

Basic Appraisal Procedures

Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $245

15-Hour National USPAP

Credit Hours: 15 Tuition: $285