Approval #:00001193 Sponsor Code: 1537
This is The Appraisal Foundation's NEW official online 7-hour National USPAP Update Course for 2014-15!This course includes a downloadable version of the 2014-2015 USPAP Book. This course is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirement which specifies that state licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice every two years. While this course contains material pertaining to all aspects of USPAP, the focus is primarily on: - Revisions to USPAP effective January 1, 2014 - Practical applications of USPAP through "illustration" examplesThe overall goal of this course is to make students aware, and foster understanding of, the revisions made to USPAP for 2014-15 edition, and to help them apply the requirements of USPAP in situations that occur during their day-to-day activities as real property appraisers. By the conclusion of this course, students will not only be fluent in USPAP concepts and applications, but they will also have demonstrated mastery of the material.
Approval #:00001008 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - This hands-on course focuses on proper completion of the Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Report (SRIPAR), we will investigate the proper way to complete an appraisal on this form. Guidelines from agencies such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA will be explored. The importance of client requirements and assignment conditions will be stressed.
Approval #:00001557 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad compatible - This course is designed to fulfill Continuing Education requirements of the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation. This is a 7-hour online course titled Appraisal Applications of Regression Analysis.It is a course founded in theory and mathematics, and will require the usage of a financial calculator and computer. The calculator taught in this course is the HP-12C.
Approval #:00001733 Sponsor Code: 1537
This course is developed specifically for the commercial appraiser who wants to branch out into the specialty of self-storage facility appraisals. The course assumes that the student appraiser has had training on the sales comparison approach and the income approach including discounted cash flow analysis. This course ties that training to the specialty of self-storage facility appraisal.
The initial chapters give the appraiser a foundation in the self-storage market and the factors that influence supply and demand. The sales comparison approach material addressed how some adjustments are unique to self-storage or adapted to self-storage. The two income approach chapters familiarize the appraiser with how to: (1) To understand the estimation of income, expenses and capital expenditures specific to self-storage and (2) To apply the income approach to both stabilized and un-stabilized self-storage facilities.
This advanced level course is geared toward commercial appraisers.
Approval #:00001015 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad compatible - This seminar focuses on the most recent changes to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. Appraisals for loans insured by FHA present special challenges to the appraiser. Appraisers play a key role in ensuring properties meet FHA health, safety and security requirements in addition to providing a well supported value opinion.
Approval #:00001456 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - Manufactured homes are an important part of the American housing market. This course will examine the general topic of factory-built housing and then focus on manufactured housing. The history of manufactured housing will be explored along with details of the HUD Code for manufactured housing. Proper use of the 1004C Manufactured Housing appraisal form will be illustrated. Guidelines for appraising manufactured homes for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA will be explored. There will be detailed examples of calculating replacement costs for manufactured housing using the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Handbook and the NADA Manufactured Housing Cost Guide.
Approval #:00001164 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad compatible - This course examines environmental issues frequently encountered by appraisers and gives the appraiser a working knowledge of how to recognize and report them.
Approval #:00001431 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad compatible - The objectives of this course are to increase the credibility of the professional appraiser and to promote the highest level of trust in appraisal reporting practices.
Students who complete the course will grasp the importance of disclosures in ensuring that appraisal reports contain sufficient information and are not misleading to intended users. Students also will understand the role of disclaimers in informing intended users about the appraiser’s lack of knowledge in certain areas, as well as helping appraisers limit their liability.
Approval #:00001174 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - Please note: This course contains Audio and Video content and you will need to have working speakers.
This course is designed for residential appraisers who want to expand their skills to enable them to take on more difficult and complex assignments, and for those who want to learn new techniques for developing creative solutions to complex residential appraisal problems. This course will give the student a good understanding of various techniques that can be used in appraising unique and difficult properties – the “oddballs”.
Approval #:00001731 Sponsor Code: 1537
This is the final course in a three-part series addressing green buildings. The objective of this course is to introduce real property appraisers to current concepts for the design and construction of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in high performance buildings. The modern green buildings course series begins with Modern Green Building Concepts followed by The Thermal Shell.
The principles presented throughout this course can be applied in the appraisal of both residential and non-residential properties, although the examples provided are primarily residential in nature.
Approval #:00001438 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - This course will focus on legal descriptions that are written on warranties and deeds. It will stress description fundamentals and commonly used words in legal descriptions.
In addition to the end of chapter quizzes and final exam, each chapter contains mini-quizzes that will test your knowledge of the material. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end of chapter quiz, but also the cumulative end of course final exam.
Approval #:00001484 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac launched the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) initiative, which is intended to standardize data provided by lenders to these two mortgage giants. A key part of this initiative is the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). For residential mortgage lending appraisers, knowledge of the UAD will be essential to completing appraisals for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This course provides an overview of the UMDP and specific information on the requirements of the UAD.
Approval #:00001242 Sponsor Code:
Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at valuation of land and sites, discussing the major forces that impact the value of land and sites, how to determine highest and best use, and the sales comparison approach, with a focus on calculating adjustments.
Approval #:00001655 Sponsor Code: 1537
This is the first course in a three-part series addressing green buildings. The objective of this course is to introduce appraisers to current concepts that are prevalent in residential green buildings. The modern green buildings course series continues with The Thermal Shell followed by Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Green Buildings.
Approval #:00001502 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - This is a practical, non-technical course designed to give appraisers an overview of mold and pollution issues which may be encountered in practice. In this course you will be presented with current information on both particulate matter and mold.
Approval #:00001156 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud in the United States. Illustrations and examples are offered of various fraud schemes that are common today, including flipping, silent seconds, and cash-back-at-closing schemes. The appraiser’s role in various types of real estate and mortgage-related swindles will be examined.
Approval #:00001640 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad compatible - Relocation appraising is a specialized field of endeavor for appraisers. Many certified and licensed appraisers have never completed a relocation appraisal. Other appraisers have completed a few relocation assignments here and there, and have varying levels of comfort with these assignments. A few appraisers make relocation appraisal one of the primary focuses of their practice; these appraisers have advanced skills in relocation appraisal.
Approval #:00001199 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - This course provides a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to Real Estate Owned (REO). Special emphasis is placed on the unique challenges in developing opinions of value for REO and foreclosure properties.
Approval #:00001466 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - This course will concentrate on review principles in general and teach you to be a more effective reviewer of your own and others’ appraisals. It will explore the newly revised STANDARD 3 of USPAP in detail, along with pertinent FAQ from the Appraisal Standards Board that deal with review activities.
Approval #:00001465 Sponsor Code: 1537
This course is designed to familiarize the real property appraiser with some of the content requirements and procedures associated with communicating an appraisal report.
Approval #:00001341 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - Please note: This course contains Audio and Video content and you will need to have working speakers.
Appraisers are increasingly vulnerable to many kinds of liability. This course examines practical ways appraisers can protect themselves in their everyday practice, pointing out common malpractice issues and investigating available remedies.
Approval #:00001040 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in depth look at developing a Cost Approach for residential appraisals. The six methods of site valuation are illustrated and explained.
Approval #:00001075 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad Compatible - This course considers the requirements for preparing a USPAP-compliant real property appraisal report, with emphasis placed on the requirements for an Appraisal Report.
The 12 things that need to be in every appraisal report.
Approval #:00001698 Sponsor Code: 1537
Course is iPad compatible - HP 12 c is recommended for this course. This course will serve as a review and reinforcement of the principles of income capitalization for both residential and commercial real estate appraisers. We will assume that you have had at least the required Qualifying Education courses necessary for licensing or certification.
We will cover the economic principles and definitions pertinent to valuation of income producing properties; or those that are capable of producing income. We will illustrate and utilize Income Capitalization techniques, as well as Gross Income Multipliers and Gross Rent Multipliers.
We will work on many exercises and examples using the HP 12C financial calculator and it will necessary for the students to use a 12C. Keystroke solutions will be offered.
Income and Expense Operating Statements will be illustrated for use with commercial properties. Net Operating Incomes will be explored along with various types of Gross Income.
The proper use of the Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Form 1025 will be illustrated for residential appraisers.
Approval #:00001410 Sponsor Code: 1537
Green building is one of the fastest-growing segments of the construction industry today. Through this introductory-level course, you will gain a better understanding of the basics of green building and the relevance of sustainable construction and design. This course provides an overview of residential and commercial green building, including green materials, construction techniques, and third-party ratings for green structures. You will understand reporting issues related to green properties, including avoiding misrepresentation, and become aware of green MLS initiatives and energy-efficient mortgage products. This course avoids the hype and environmental hysteria, and gets to the nuts and bolts of this current issue in real property appraisal.
In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, each chapter contains mini-quizzes that will test your knowledge of the material. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end-o-chapter quiz, but also the cumulative final exam at the end of the course.
Approval #:00001732 Sponsor Code: 1537
This is the second course in a three-part series addressing green buildings. The objective of this course is to introduce appraisers to current concepts for the design and construction of building enclosures in high performance buildings. The modern green buildings course series begins with Modern Green Building Concepts and concludes with Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Green Buildings.
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This course is intended to provide a brief overview to the revisions that have been made to USPAP for 2014-2015. It focuses specifically on the information that is most important to real property appraisers.
NOTE: This is a non-credit informational course, and is not intended to be a substitute for the 7-hour USPAP Update Course.
This is a non-credit course.
Sponsor Code: 1537
This course is not for credit towards continuing education, but will provide the FHA appraiser with knowledge and resources, as well as a handy checklist, for completing FHA appraisals in compliance with HUD policies and regulations.