OR Appraisal

Oregon Appraisal Qualifying Education

FAQ Answers

1. Will the Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board accept McKissock courses?
ABSOLUTELY! McKissock courses are approved by the Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board.
2. Why should I choose McKissock?

The entire McKissock team and our Chief Appraisal Officer, Dan Bradley, have worked diligently with officials at the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board to offer courses that will prepare you to pass the appraiser licensing exam and begin a successful career in the appraisal industry.

McKissock offers you: 

  • Best price/value

  • Self-paced format

  • Popular "chapter print" option (except USPAP)

  • The BEST appraisal exam prep program – COMING SOON!

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Unparalleled commitment to service

3. What happens if I don’t pass a quiz or the final exam?
Chapter Quizzes:
You will be given a quiz at the end of each chapter. You will have as many opportunities as necessary to pass these end-of-chapter quizzes.*
 
Additionally, the chapter content is available for review at any time after the quiz, so you can revisit the material as needed.
 
Online Final Examination:
At the end of the course, you will be required to successfully complete a cumulative final examination with a minimum passing score of 70%. You will have as many opportunities as necessary to successfully pass the end-of-course final examination.*
 
*Except USPAP – The AQB required online USPAP delivery system operates in a unique platform.
 
Proctored Final Examination:
The Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board also requires that you successfully complete a proctored final examination with a score of at least 70% (78% for 15hr USPAP, Effective beginning with the 2014-2015 USPAP course, the passing score is 72%).
 
A proctored exam can be administered by many different sources, as long as the proctor serves the public’s interest and does not pose a conflict of interest. Acceptable proctors include: public librarian, notary public, attorney, police officer, bank official, and teacher. Medical personnel and religious leaders can also serve as proctors. 
 
When you are ready to take your proctored exam, select the “eProctored Exam” button and a Proctor Sign-in/Registration screen will appear. Follow the instructions that follow.
 
If you would rather complete your proctored exam on paper, just give us a call at 1-800-328-2008 and we will either fax or email the examination to your proctor with specific instructions.
4. Does McKissock offer any study materials to help me pass the licensing exam?

Of course! McKissock has an arsenal of tools to help ensure your success:

  • You can print course chapters, or individual pages (except USPAP).
  • You will continue to have access to each course for up to 6 months after
        completion. And if you need more time, just let us know – we can extend that
        period of time to meet your individual needs.
  • COMING SOON: The BEST appraisal exam prep program!
5. If I have questions while I’m taking the course, who can help me?
In addition to the course instructor shown in each course, our Chief Appraisal Officer, Dan Bradley, is also available to answer any content questions you may have.
6. If I have a technical problem with the course, what do I do?

The McKissock Customer Service Team is there to help! McKissock provides prompt, courteous, and complete customer service and technical support seven days a week. We offer three ways to contact us: 

  • Email: vchelp@mckissock.com
  • Phone: 1-800-328-2008
  • Live Chat – Just click on the "Live Chat" button at the top of your screen.
     
    Our regular office hours are:
    Monday-Friday 7:00am-Midnight Eastern Time
    Saturday and Sunday 12:00noon-3:30pm Eastern Time
     
    "Our success as a company is deeply rooted in our superior ability to understand and satisfy the needs of our customers. We earn their loyalty by focusing on one customer at a time. The customer's needs become our own and we take personal ownership of the company's long-term relationship with that individual in every single interaction, diligently following through as appropriate. We will never take our customers for granted, and we will re-earn their future business every single time. We will give each customer no less consideration and personal attention than we would extend to our own family or dear friends in the same situation." ~Matt McKissock, CEO
7. How long will it take to complete the course?
We anticipate that the average student will take the approved number of hours to complete the course(s). Because our mastery based platform offers the flexibility to work at your own pace, the time you spend in the course may vary depending on your individual skills. It’s important to remember that the flexibility of online courses affords you the opportunity to start and stop as you have time – maximizing your potential learning experience.
8. What happens when I finish the course?
 
Upon successful completion of an electronic proctored exam, your certificate will be instantly available for you to print. A copy is also posted to your “My McKissock” account.
 
Paper proctored exams will be graded and the completion certificate will be processed within 5 days of the original copy being received by our office. 
9. Can I earn Continuing Education credit for Qualifying Education courses?
Yes. QE Courses are acceptable for both QE and CE credit. A proctored exam is not required for CE credit, but only the number of course hours minus exam hours will be awarded.
10. What settings and browser should my computer have to get the best performance with my McKissock course?

To optimize your McKissock virtual classroom experience, our computer technical support staff recommends that you:

  • Use a Current Browser: If at all possible, upgrade your browser. The McKissock site is optimized to run well with the current version of either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
  • Enable Scripts in your browser. There are some occasions when it makes sense to turn Javascript off, but a visit to McKissock.com isn't one of them. Many of the most useful features of our Website rely on scripting. To make the best use of your time in our courses, please enable scripts.
  • Allow pop-ups in your browser. Many of the advanced courseware features on our site rely on pop-up windows. Please enable pop-ups while you are visiting McKissock.com.
11. What do I need to do to take the proctored exam?
The Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board also requires that you successfully complete a proctored final examination with a score of at least 70% (78% for 15hr USPAP, Effective beginning with the 2014-2015 USPAP course, the passing score is 72%).
 
A proctored exam can be administered by many different sources, as long as the proctor serves the public’s interest and does not pose a conflict of interest. Acceptable proctors include: public librarian, notary public, attorney, police officer, bank official, and teacher. Medical personnel and religious leaders can also serve as proctors. 
 
When you have made the appropriate arrangements with a suitable proctor and are ready to take your proctored exam, please follow the instructions given at the end of the course to complete an electronic proctored exam or just give us a call at 1-800-328-2008 and we will either fax or email the paper examination to your proctor with specific instructions.
12. Still have questions?
Give us a call at 1-800-328-2008 or select the Live Chat option on our homepage. 
Oregon 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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