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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 appraiser license  requirements to become a real estate appraiser.  In CA, and throughout the rest of the country as well, McKissock is the top online real estate appraisal school.  Our online courses are authored by practicing appraisers, so they prepare students for success, not only on the California 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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CA 150-Hr Trainee/Licensed Bundle with Supervisor Trainee Course
If you are looking to start your career in the appraisal profession then this package includes everything needed to fulfill the education requirements to get started as an Appraiser Trainee or Licensed Residential Appraiser. Note: In addition to the education requirements, an Appraiser Trainee must work for a minimum period of 12 months and accumulate a minimum of 2,000 experience hours before being eligible for license upgrade. (As of 1/1/2015, a minimum of an Associate's Degree or 21 semester credits in specific subject matter will be required). Maximize your savings and complete your education so you can focus on your new career.
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CA 150-Hr Trainee or Licensed Bundle
If you are looking to start your career in the appraisal profession then this package includes everything needed to fulfill the education requirements to get started as an Appraiser Trainee or Licensed Residential Appraiser. Note: In addition to the education requirements, an Appraiser Trainee must work for a minimum period of 12 months and accumulate a minimum of 2,000 experience hours before being eligible for license upgrade. (As of 1/1/2015, a minimum of an Associate's Degree or 21 semester credits in specific subject matter will be required). Maximize your savings and complete your education so you can focus on your new career.
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30.00 $409.95

15.00 $209.95

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CA 50-Hr Upgrade from Licensed Appraiser to Certified Residential Bundle
If you are currently a Licensed Appraiser and ready to advance your license level to Certified Residential Appraiser, this package includes everything needed to fulfill the education requirements. Note: In addition to the education requirements, an applicant must accumulate a minimum of 2,500 experience hours over a period of no fewer than 30 months before being eligible for license upgrade to Certified Residential. Additionally a minimum of an Associate's Degree or 21 semester credits in specific subject matter is required (Bachelor’s Degree as of 1/1/2015). Maximize your savings and earning potential and complete your education so you can focus on advancing your new career.
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CA 225-Hr Upgrade from Trainee or Licensed to CG Bundle (fulfills 150-hour AQB upgrade requirement)
If you are currently a Licensed Appraiser and looking to catapult your career and your license to become a Certified General Appraiser, this package includes everything needed to fulfill the education requirements to attain the highest level of appraisal licensure. Note: In addition to the education requirements, an applicant must work for a minimum period of 30 months and accumulate a minimum of 3,000 experience hours, including 1,500 hours in non-residential appraisals, before being eligible for license upgrade to Certified General. Additionally a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or 30 semester credits in specific subject matter is required (no degree alternative as of 1/1/2015). Achieve mastery and maximize your earning potential through advanced education today.
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30.00 $409.95

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CA 180-Hr Upgrade from CR to CG Bundle (fulfills 100-hour AQB upgrade requirement)
If you are currently a Certified Residential Appraiser and looking to advance your license to become a Certified General Appraiser, this package includes everything needed to fulfill the education requirements to attain the highest level of appraisal licensure. Note: In addition to the education requirements, an applicant must work for a minimum period of 30 months and accumulate a minimum of 3,000 experience hours, including 1,500 hours in non-residential appraisals, before being eligible for license upgrade to Certified General. Additionally a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or 30 semester credits in specific subject matter is required (no degree alternative as of 1/1/2015). Achieve mastery and maximize your earning potential through advanced education today.
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30.00 $409.95

30.00 $409.95

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60.00 $779.95

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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. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Price: $249.95
Approval #: 08167028

Designed to comply with the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, this course is structured around four specialized areas of appraisal practice: complex property appraisal, market analysis, challenges in the sales comparison approach, and highest and best use analysis. Beginning with a thorough explanation of complex properties, the course goes on to review the COMPETENCY RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE aspects of USPAP, as well as the valuation process and reporting process for complex properties. Several case studies are featured. 

In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The course concludes with a one-hour exam that must be taken in a proctored classroom setting.Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Course 9
Price: $209.95
Approval #: 08167027

A 20-hour course designed to fulfill part of the Appraiser Qualifications Board’s Required Core Curriculum, this course focuses on four specialized appraisal topics: environmental issues, appraising 2-4 family residential properties, appraising manufactured homes and narrative report writing. From environmental concerns stemming from radon, mold, wetlands and brownfields to the proper reporting process for all types of properties, your instructor will review key elements of these unique areas of the appraisal profession. The course concludes with a two-hour exam that must be taken in a proctored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Course 10
Price: $279.95
Approval #: 07167024

As one of the foundational courses for the appraisal profession, Basic Appraisal Principles provides an in-depth look at real property concepts, characteristics and legal descriptions with particular focus on how those influence real estate values. Your instructor will detail the different types of values and the economic principles that affect the real estate market, as well as the methods used to analyze those markets and the ethical norms that guide appraisers through the valuation process. The course concludes with a three-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Course 1
Price: $409.95
Approval #: 07167025

As one of the foundational courses for the appraisal profession, Basic Appraisal Procedures builds on the Basic Appraisal Principles course and introduces the steps for appraising all types of real property. Your instructor will review the three approaches to value, including: the Cost Approach, Sales Comparison Approach, and the Income Capitalization Approach. Each of these approaches are broken down and explored in the chapters with real-world examples. This course concludes with a three-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Course 2
Price: $409.95
Approval #: 10167129

With material tailored to the commercial appraiser, this course provides 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. 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. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Price: $209.95
Approval #: 10167128

If you were called to testify as an expert witness in a court case, would you know what to do? From the structure and mechanics of a civil trial to the rules of evidence and tips for cross-examination, this subject matter elective course will prepare you for the role you may have to take in a litigation support assignment. There is a required one-and-a-half-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Price: $209.95
Approval #: 13CP167303011

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, this course requires the use of a financial calculator. Your instructor will walk you through the use of the Hewlett-Packard HP-12c financial calculator as it applies to the various applications of the income approach. There is a required five hour exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting. 

NOTE: Keystrokes used in this course 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. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended  

Price: $779.95
Approval #: 10167122

With content designed to meet the criteria for a 30-hour course under the Appraiser Qualifications Board requirements for general appraiser certification, this course provides an in-depth look at the market analysis process and highest and best use analysis for non-residential properties. In this advanced course that builds on the principles and practices learned in earlier courses, your instructor will explore concepts related to market analysis, supply and demand analysis and highest and best use analysis. Case studies interspersed throughout the chapters help illustrate each of these methods in the appropriate context, grounding theory in real-world scenarios. 

In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The course concludes with a three-hour exam that must be taken in a proctored classroom setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 10167130

Containing an in-depth look at developing the sales comparison approach for non-residential properties, this course meets the criteria for a 30-hour course under the Appraiser Qualifications Board requirements for general appraiser certification. In this advanced course that builds on the principles and practices learned in earlier courses, your instructor will examine the sales comparison approach with an emphasis on research methods, appropriate selection of comparable sales, and importance of verification. Additionally, this course reviews the statistical applications that apply to the sales comparison approach, as well as reconciliation of indicators within the approach. 

Periodic quizzes interspersed throughout the course will test your knowledge of the material, and at the conclusion of the course there is a required three-hour proctored examination that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 10167123

As one of the three basic approaches to value, an understanding of the Cost Approach is critical for all practicing appraisers. In this course your instructor will explore the ins-and-outs of the Cost Approach for non-residential real property, as well as detailing the six methods of site valuation and the three methods of cost estimation. 
There is a required three-hour comprehensive proctored examination at the conclusion of the course that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 13CP167303012

Though it may be your least favorite aspect of the appraisal profession, paperwork is nevertheless a critical part of any appraisal assignment. Drawing on examples from case studies, this course details the requirements for a narrative-style Appraisal Report with an emphasis on each section, from the title page to the addendum. Additionally, your instructor will review the most common appraisal reporting forms used when appraising single-family and income-producing properties for mortgage lenders, including a brief review the reporting protocols of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). 

As well as the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes interspersed throughout the chapter that will test your knowledge of the material. At the conclusion of the course there is a required three-hour proctored examination. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Price: $409.95
Approval #: 06167021

With content designed to meet the requirements of the Appraisal Qualifications Board as part of the required Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, this 15-hour course explores the fundamentals of site valuation and cost approach. It fulfills one of the elements of the AQB’s Required Core Curriculum for Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification and the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification. At the end of the course there is a required one-hour proctored exam that must take place in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended  

Course 5
Price: $209.95
Approval #: 08167029

Market analysis and highest and best use are key elements involved in a credible real property valuation. In this course your instructor will review the basics of analysis, including definitions, terminology and various common methodologies used to extract information from the market. Following the analysis section is an exploration of the concept of highest and best use and the theory of consistent use. Examples and hypothetical problems accompany each section, allowing you to work through the scenario as you might in a real world appraisal. 

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. At the conclusion of the course there is a required one-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Course 4
Price: $209.95
Approval #: 12167158

An appraisal report is both the final step and a critical element in the appraisal process, one that can successfully (or unsuccessfully) communicate your findings to a client. In this course your instructor will introduce some of the techniques and procedures associated with writing a proper appraisal report, as well as guide you through the various reporting options available, including narrative-type reports. Foundational requirements for these reports are taken from USPAP and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD. This course also features interactive case studies which require you to write parts of two appraisal reports: one on a single-family dwelling, and the other on a three-unit residential income property. 

There is a mandatory one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting. A calculator is recommended for this course. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

Price: $209.95
Approval #: 07167023

With a focus on two of the primary approaches used to value real property, this course reviews the income property principles that affect the appraisal of residential properties. Interactive problems and case studies help illustrate the key concepts in practical ways. In addition, this course sets a foundation for more advanced general appraiser classes by touching on the principles of income capitalization. 

Following the course material is a mandatory three-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. An HP12C calculator is also required for certain portions of this course. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

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

From graphic analysis to measures of dispersion, this course covers a range of topics relating to statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, and the principles of real estate finance as they apply to the appraisal profession. While your instructor will cover skills applicable for both residential and income producing properties, the primary focus of this course is on residential appraisals. In addition to a demonstration of mathematical and valuation modeling, automated valuation models (AVMs), and linear and multiple regression analysis, you will briefly review the role of the Federal Reserve System and the history of financing in the United States. 

As part of the Required Core Curriculum, Statistics, Modeling and Finance is structured to conform to the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation. An HP12C calculator is required for this course. At the end of the course there is a mandatory one-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

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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