49-hr Residential Appraiser Renewal Package

$809.99
Online
Mandatory
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2020-2021 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

7 Hours

Get up to speed on the latest edition of USPAP with The Appraisal Foundation’s official online course. This course will cover all the revisions in the 2020-2021 version of the National USPAP Update course plus it will help you apply the requirements of USPAP in situations that occur during your day-to-day work.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gain fluency and mastery in USPAP concepts and applications
  • Go in-depth on the issues that affect your daily appraisal practice
  • Learn through the use of peer-polls, quizzes, course video and downloadable aids
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Complex Properties: The Odd Side of Appraisal

7 Hours
Explore the different types of appraisal techniques and creative methods needed to appraise complex and non-conforming properties. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine several different appraisal techniques and learn how creativity (e.g., use of non-traditional appraisal techniques) can be employed to solve appraisal problems
  • Review complex residential properties (i.e. 1- to 4-unit residential properties); learn how the techniques also apply to the appraisal of non-residential properties 
  • Course designed for novice and experienced appraisers
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Evaluating Today’s Residential Appraisal: Reliable Review

7 Hours
This course is iPad compatible. 

The need for appraisal reviews has increased in recent years for a variety of reasons: more pressure on lenders to evaluate the reliability and accuracy of appraisals, state laws requiring AMCs obtain appraisal reviews on certain percentages of appraisal reports received, more lawsuits, follow up steps related to bank-acquired properties following foreclosures, and many other reasons. However, the industry continues to have few review designations and there is no appraisal review license issued. 

This course is designed to provide training to current appraisers who are interested in mastering the nuances and pitfalls that come with appraisal review, specifically reviewing residential appraisal reports, mainly for lending uses. The course begins with looking at the why, what, and how of appraisal review. After those basics, the Review Standards themselves and Rules are examined, with a strong focus on example scenarios, sure to bring out good discussions in a classroom environment. Additionally, these units tie together the associated components of the Development and Reporting Standards, rather than simply examining Development in one chapter and then Reporting in the next; this approach ensures that there is an immediate understanding of the practical implications on the report itself. The next chapter focuses on the flexibility of a review’s scope, common forms as they relate to the scope of work, and distinguishing between statements that infer a value opinion and those that do not. What do we actually measure the appraisal report against? This is the question we answer in the next three chapters, looking at the Standards for appraisals, unacceptable practices and common errors, and typical client and user expectations. While report and scenario examples are used throughout the report, longer report examples are discussed in the final chapter, along with revisiting ethics.
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Managing Appraiser Liability

6 Hours
Equip yourself with the tools and insights needed to manage your liability as an appraiser. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine practical ways you can protect yourself in your everyday practice 
  • Learn common appraisal malpractice issues and investigate available remedies 
  • Boost your knowledge of legal definitions, categories of penalties, third-party liability, competency, environmental issues, fraud and more
6 Hours
Online
Elective
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That's a Violation

4 Hours
With disciplinary cases against appraisers on the rise, this course will walk you through violations and offer ideas on how to avoid them in your appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Walk through violations prosecuted by state appraisal enforcement agencies and their associated sanctions  
  • Go in-depth with the applicability of USPAP and examples of significant willful violations and minor errors that affect the credibility of assignment results 
  • Review The Appraisal Foundation’s Voluntary Disciplinary Action Matrix and apply it to real-life case studies
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Evaluations, Desktops, and Other Limited Scope Appraisals

4 Hours
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing.  The discussion of several different types of limited scope appraisals involves the development and reporting of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  

Course highlights: 

Compare and contrast the most common alternative valuation products
Recognize when an approach may be omitted from a limited scope appraisal assignment 
Be able to comply with USPAP STANDARD 2 requirements for written appraisal reports
Apply the concepts learned in the course to the review of a limited scope appraisal assignment and report 
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Divorce and Estate Appraisals: Elements of Non-Lender Work

4 Hours
Discover the common elements between divorce and estate appraisals and how these types of appraisals are different from standard mortgage lending appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn how to diversify your appraisal business to include divorce and estate appraisals 
  • Review form differences, USPAP issues, and assignment conditions 
  • Discover how to attract non-lender clients and grow your divorce and estate appraisal portfolio
  • Audio and video included in course
4 Hours
Online
Mandatory
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Laws and Regulations for California Appraisers

4 Hours
Get familiar with the state laws and federals laws that require your understanding and compliance as a California appraiser.
 
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain in-depth knowledge on the nuts-and-bolts of the state and federal laws and regulations 
  • Explore the histories and functions of terminology, certification agencies, licensing requirements and standard practice procedures
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Relocation Appraisal and the ERC Form

6 Hours
Gain confidence in your relocation appraisals by going in-depth on the relocation industry and the processes involved in completing a relocation appraisal assignment. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Identify differences between relocation appraisals and mortgage appraisals 
  • Explain the relationship of marketing time and forecasting to anticipated sales price 
  • Identify requirements related to the sales comparison approach for relocation appraisal assignments
6 Hours

Appraisal Continuing Education Course Ratings and Reviews

What courses are required for an upgrade from AL to RA. This is for the State of California.

Asked by: RedEagle
If you have questions on upgrading your license it is best you give us a call at 800-328-2008 to speak with an Enrollment Specialist as they are fully trained on qualifying education requirements.
Answered by: McKissock
Date published: 2020-04-22
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