49-hr Self-Paced Online 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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The FHA Handbook 4000.1

7 Hours
Familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, or Handbook 4000.1,  the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Walk through revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols 
  • Get a better grasp of FHA structure 
  • Learn how to stay updated on future FHA requirements 
  • Pocket useful tips and insights to FHA updates and requirements. 
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Residential Construction and the Appraiser

7 Hours
This course covers primarily residential construction and is intended for real property appraisers, real estate agents, and anyone else who wants to understand more about how houses are constructed. 

• Relate basics of property inspection for appraisers 
• Identify and summarize various roofing framing systems, types, and coverings
• Recognize trends in new home construction 
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Residential Report Writing: More Than Forms

7 Hours
Understanding the content requirements and procedures associated with a residential appraisal report is critical. This course will guide you through different report forms and acquaint you with other valuable reporting options. 
 
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Learn how to distinguish appraising from reporting
  • Review USPAP minimum standards for written report content 
  • Gain insights into reporting form options for manufactured homes, small income properties, cooperatives, and condos
  • Learn the basics of narrative reports
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Land and Site Valuation

7 Hours
Uncover the unique factors that appraisers must take into consideration in land and site valuations. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain an understanding on how to compute the area of simple lots and calculate adjustments based on paired data analysis
  • Discover the physical, governmental, legal, economic, and social forces that impact valuation of land and site 
  • Learn how to calculate site value using Extraction Method, Allocation Method, Subdivision Development Method, Land Residual Method, and Ground Rent Capitalization Method
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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The Sales Comparison Approach

7 Hours
As one of the three primary methods used to value real property, the sales comparison approach is a critical tool in the appraiser’s toolkit. Dive deeper into the sales comparison approach, expanding on concepts learned in the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures courses. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Uncover key components of the sales comparison approach with through course examples, case studies and practice problems 
  • Examine the cost approach for residential properties and income-producing properties
7 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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Supporting Your Adjustments: Methods for Residential Appraisers

3 Hours
Whether your sales and rental data is plentiful or scarce, this course will uncover methods to strengthen your appraisal quality through supporting your adjustments. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine the appropriate methodologies to develop and support adjustments using the Sales Comparison approach
  • Learn the proper sequence of adjustments 
  • Discover the numerous methods of developing gross living area, bedroom, and bathroom adjustments 
  • Improve your income capitalization skills to develop and support adjustments 
  • Get insights on developing market-based adjustments for changing market conditions over time, builder upgrades, sales concessions, basements finishes, outbuildings, accessory dwelling units, and view amenities
  • Audio and video included in course
3 Hours

Appraisal Continuing Education Course Ratings and Reviews

Do I get a full refund if I am unhappy with the courses?

Asked by: RonJ
I cannot accurately answer this question without the course and profession. Please give us a call at 800-328-2008 to speak with an Enrollment Specialist
Answered by: McKissock
Date published: 2020-12-03

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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