Online Appraisal CE Courses

28-Hour Renewal Package (Includes 7-Hour USPAP)

Credit Hours: 28 Tuition: $429 Enroll

7-Hour National USPAP Update 2020-2021

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $189 Enroll

Approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation.

An Appraiser’s Guide to Expert Witness Assignments

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $109 Enroll

Many appraisers who are looking for ways to expand their portfolio of services have found that offering expert witness and litigation services can be both rewarding and lucrative. An Appraiser's Guide to Expert Witness Assignments begins by differentiating the different types of witnesses used in litigation and continues by taking an in-depth look at various Federal rules governing expert testimony. The general civil action process is discussed in detail, including pretrial procedures and what to expect once on the witness stand. Special emphasis explores the appraiser's duties to the professional standards of ethics and competency.

Appraising Small Residential Income Properties

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $109 Enroll

Having knowledge of how to appraise two- to four-family and multi-family properties will allow appraisers to accept more assignments involving income-producing properties. Appraising Small Residential Income Properties provides students with the necessary background information to appraise such properties. This course identifies key elements of market analysis of two- to four-family and multi-family properties and distinquishes which features and characteristics are important to an appraiser’s analysis.

Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $109 Enroll

In recent years, the appraisal industry has come under scrutiny. The financial crisis of 2008 and the housing-bubble-burst led to industry changes and reforms, including the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). How did these changes affect appraisers, reviewers and the industry as a whole? Were they welcome? Were they effective? Better to be Safe Than Sorry will explore those questions as well as delve into the role of the reviewer, the obligations of the appraiser, relevant USPAP regulations, common errors appraisers can avoid, and the importance of structured report writing.

Defensible Appraising

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $109 Enroll

In today's world, appraisers must remain keenly aware of the quality standards expected by their clients as well as the compliance obligations required by appraiser regulators.

Many users of an appraiser's services and appraiser regulatory agencies have expanded or amplified their quality standards as a result of recent events of financial turmoil involving valuation issues.

Defensible Appraising is an all-encompassing course designed to provide a comprehensive look at best practices for appraisers in order to recognize and meet those expectations. The course commences with discussion of various avenues, which could cause liability concerns for appraisers, including the appraisal review process. Common areas of deficiencies and inadequacies in the appraisal process are discussed as well. The remainder of the course takes a detailed look at compliance with USPAP, beginning with identification of the problem through the reporting process. This includes expanded illustrations of both acceptable and unacceptable practices.

Income Approach Review

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $109 Enroll

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive review of the development and application of the income approach in residential appraisal assignments. The course begins with how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply to an assignment in which the income approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation.

Mortgages, Appraisers, and Foreclosures

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $109 Enroll

This course – Mortgages, Appraisers, and Foreclosures, provides a comprehensive look at the former real estate crisis and regulations put in place as a result of the crisis and as a means to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent mortgage lending practices.Included in the course are current mortgage specific regulations that are important for appraisers to know and understand in terms of how they impact the business of mortgage origination and property valuation.

Property and Valuation Analysis for FHA

Credit Hours: 7 Tuition: $109 Enroll

The popularity of FHA insured financing is arguably at an all-time high, and many certified appraisers are currently included, or seeking to be included, on the FHA appraiser roster. Because many real estate sales transactions are being financed with FHA insured financing, it is important and welcomed for real estate brokerage professionals to also stay well informed regarding FHA protocol. Effective September 14, 2015, most of the existing handbooks, mortgagee letters, and other references formally used by lenders, appraisers, and other real estate professionals will be superseded by a new, and more comprehensive Handbook titled: the FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1. The FHA Single Family Housing Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide, a companion publication to the Handbook, will also go into effect September 14, 2105. This course will include direct excerpts and quotations of the Handbook, Guide, and other publications. The course will begin with FHA's Minimum Property Requirements and Minimum Property Standards, and move into specific property applications and appraisal-related functions. Numerous best practices and illustrations will be included.

National Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee

Credit Hours: 4 Tuition: $89 Enroll

Required course for the Trainee and Supervisor. National Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee addresses the national topic areas for supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers specified by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation in the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualifications Criteria. Other coursework discussing the similarities and differences of specific jurisdictional qualifying regulations may supplement this course.