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  • 2016-2017 15-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

    15.00
    $259.95

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    This is the distance education version of the 15-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course 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. 

    Each student will be provided a copy of the 2016-2017 USPAP publication (including Advisory Opinions and USPAP Frequently Asked Questions), which provides the framework for the course and is referred to throughout the course. The primary objective is that participants become familiar with the USPAP publication. 

    The course material emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. Special responsibilities of the appraiser with regard to impartiality are explored in detail. 

    The course makes utilizes readings, exercises, internet resources with student exploration of The Appraisal Foundation’s website, video interviews, case studies, and pre- and post-course testing. The goal is to present the material in multiple ways to ensure participant mastery of and fluency in the material. 

    The course includes real-life case study problems (“Discussion Examples”) that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers encounter in everyday practice. These examples address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property, personal property, and business or intangible assets, and in appraisal review. 

    This course is designed to aid appraisers seeking competency in USPAP, in all areas of appraisal practice including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers. 

    USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real estate appraiser certification programs. 

    This course provides at least 15 hours (50 minutes per hour) of instruction in USPAP that allows for a one-hour exam period within the 15-hour time frame.

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  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies

    15.00
    $209.95

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    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

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  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives

    20.00
    $279.95

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    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, narrative report writing and green building. 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 10

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  • Basic Appraisal Principles

    30.00
    $409.95

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    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

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  • Basic Appraisal Procedures

    30.00
    $409.95

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    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

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  • Commercial Appraisal Review - Subject Matter Elective

    15.00
    $209.95

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    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

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  • Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers - Subject Matter Electives

    15.00
    $209.95

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    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

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  • General Appraiser Income Approach

    60.00
    $779.95

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    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  

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  • General Appraiser Market Analysis Highest and Best Use

    30.00
    $409.95

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    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

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  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach

    30.00
    $409.95

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    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

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  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

    30.00
    $409.95

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    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

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  • General Report Writing & Case Studies

    30.00
    $409.95

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    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.

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  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

    15.00
    $209.95

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    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

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  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use

    15.00
    $209.95

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    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

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  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

    15.00
    $209.95

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    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

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  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

    30.00
    $409.95

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    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.

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  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance

    15.00
    $209.95

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    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.

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