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California Real Estate Appraisal School

McKissock is the premier real estate and appraisal school in the United States.  We offer convenient, quality online appraisal courses that will help you meet California’s requirements to become a real estate appraiser.  In CA, and throughout the rest of the country as well, McKissock is the online real estate appraisal school.  Our online courses are authored by practicing appraisers, so they prepare students for success, not only on the licensing and certification exams, but in the real-life appraisal world as well.  Take a look at the real estate appraisal pre-licensing courses we offer.

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California Individual Courses

Approval #: 14CP167303020
Sponsor Code: CP167303

Course Description: This is the distance education version of the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour of The Appraisal Foundation. The 15-Hour National USPAP 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 (USPAP). This course is unique in that it is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP. Course participants will have access to a searchable PDF version of the 2014-2015 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice for this class.

Price: $249.95
Approval #: 08167028

Course is iPad compatible - This course provides the residential appraisal student with the opportunity to think beyond basic residential appraisal assignments and consider the appraisal of complex properties using advanced methods and techniques. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 9
Price: $209.95
Approval #: 08167027

This course is structured to conform to the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation. This course is part of the Required Core Curriculum. There is a required two-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 10
Price: $279.95
Approval #: 07167024

Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at basic appraisal principles. It is structured to conform to the criteria for the beginning course that is needed to become a Real Property Appraiser Trainee. This course is also a common requirement for all levels of licensing and certification for Real Property Appraisers. There is a required three-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 1
Price: $409.95
Approval #: 07167025

Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at basic appraisal procedures. It builds on the Basic Appraisal Principles Course, which should be taken first. It is structured to conform to the criteria for the beginning courses that are needed to become a Real Property Appraiser Trainee. This course is also a common requirement for all levels of licensing and certification for Real Property Appraisers. There is a required three-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 2
Price: $409.95
Approval #: 10167129

This course is designed to provide the practicing real estate appraiser with the technical background necessary to perform an appraisal review assignment in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The course is designed for the commercial rather than residential real estate appraiser and, although the focus is on the independent fee appraiser, the principles outlined are also applicable to the staff review appraiser who works for a lending institution. There is a required one and a half-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Price: $209.95
Approval #: 10167128

This course is designed to provide the practicing real estate appraiser with an understanding of the opportunities available in litigation support assignments. Additionally, it will supply the background for the appraiser to provide a work product and testimony necessary to assist the Trier of Fact in a civil case to reach a just and equitable decision. The student will be informed about the structure of a civil trial, the rules of evidence, and USPAP requirements, and will gain an understanding of the mechanics of a civil trial. There is a required one and a half-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Price: $209.95
Approval #: 13CP167303011

This course is designed to fulfill the qualifying education requirements of the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation for the course topic titled: General Appraiser Income Approach. It is a course founded in theory and mathematics, and will require the usage of a financial calculator. The calculator taught in this course is the Hewlett-Packard HP-12c. Training on the use of the calculator is an integral part of the course, and all provided keystrokes and solutions will be based on that calculator. Keystrokes are based on the original “gold” version of the calculator, but the newer “platinum” version will work also. Students who choose to use another calculator must be proficient in the operations of that calculator, as tutoring will not be provided. There is a required 5 hour exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting.

Price: $779.95
Approval #: 10167122

This course is designed to meet the criteria for a 30-hour course as part of the required course curriculum under the Appraiser Qualification Board requirements for general appraiser certification. It provides an in-depth look at the market analysis process and highest and best use analysis for non-residential properties. This is an advanced course and builds on the principles and practices learned in earlier courses. There is a required three-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 10167130

This course is designed to meet the criteria for a 30-hour course as part of the required course curriculum under the Appraiser Qualification Board requirements for general appraiser certification. It provides an in-depth look at developing the sales comparison approach for non-residential properties. This is an advanced course and builds on the principles and practices learned in earlier courses. The sales comparison approach is examined in detail and illustrated through the use of examples and case studies. Research methods, appropriate selection of comparable sales, and the importance of verification are stressed. Qualitative and quantitative analysis are covered. Units of comparison are emphasized. Significant attention is paid to analysis of comparable properties and extraction of adjustments, including adjustments for property rights, market conditions, conditions of sale and sale and financing concessions. Different methodologies for extracting adjustments are explained, and examples are provided. The course addresses statistical applications that apply to the sales comparison approach, as well as reconciliation of indicators within the approach. Issues related to the reporting of the results of the sales comparison approach are also covered. Finally, several case studies require students to apply the concepts and techniques that were covered in the course. In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that will test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end-of-chapter quiz, but also for the cumulative online review quiz at the end of the course. In addition, there is a required three-hour proctored examination at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting.

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 10167123

This course provides an in-depth look at developing a cost approach for non-residential real property appraisals. The six methods of site valuation are illustrated and explained. Illustrations and examples are offered of the three methods of cost estimation: comparative unit, unit-in-place, and quantity survey methods. Detailed cost workups will be studied using Illustrations from the Marshall & Swift Valuation Service. Then, the three methods of estimating depreciation (age-life, market extraction, and breakdown methods) will be examined in detail. All of these topics will be expanded through the use of helpful case studies and case problems. There is a required three-hour comprehensive proctored examination at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 13CP167303012

In this course, you will learn how to write a narrative appraisal report of an income producing property. It principally focuses on the requirements for a Self-Contained Appraisal Report, but the methods and techniques explained can be applied to writing a Summary Appraisal Report or to a Restricted Use Appraisal Report. The course provides instruction on how to write every section of a Self Contained Appraisal report from the title page through the final opinion of value and the addendum. It includes a case study that provides opportunities to write various sections of an appraisal report, as well as practice performing necessary comparative analysis and making calculations. Basic grammar and use issues are covered. The course also covers the most common appraisal reporting forms used by appraisers when appraising single-family and income-producing properties for mortgage lenders, including the reporting protocols of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that will test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end-of-chapter quiz, but also for the online cumulative final review quiz at the end of the course. Additionally, there is a required three-hour proctored examination at the end of the course.

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 06167021

Course is iPad compatible - This course is one of the elements of the Required Core Curriculum for Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification and the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 5
Price: $209.95
Approval #: 08167029

Course is iPad compatible - The Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use qualifying education course of instruction will acquaint the student with the basics of analysis. The student will learn some of the methodology and techniques used by appraisers to extract information from the marketplace. A basic calculator is recommended for this course. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 4
Price: $209.95
Approval #: 12167158

Course is iPad compatible - This is a basic appraisal course for real property appraisers and introduces some of the techniques and procedures associated with writing the appraisal report. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Price: $209.95
Approval #: 07167023

This course provides an in depth look at the Sales Comparison and residential Income Approaches to value.This is an upper level course that expands on the concepts learned in the Principles and Practices courses. There is a required three-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 6 An HP12C calculator is necessary for portions of this course.
Price: $409.95
Approval #: 08167026

Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at statistical analysis, mathematical modeling and the principles of real estate finance. It teaches skills that are appropriate for appraisal of both residential and income producing properties. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Course 8. An HP12C calculator is required for this course.
Price: $209.95
California Appraisal School
Meet your instructor

Dan Bradley

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Clarion University, and has been active in appraising since 1987. He has been instructing and authoring real estate appraisal courses since 1992. He is a state certified general appraiser, holds an SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute, a GAA designation from NAR Appraisal Section, and is on the VA panel and FHA roster.

In 2004, Dan was appointed by Governor Edward G. Rendell to serve on the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.

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