28-hr Self-Paced Online Renewal Package

$550.00
Online
New!
Mandatory
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2022-2023 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

7 Hours

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on how to use the USPAP publication to help solve appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. 

7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Residential Property Inspection for Appraisers

7 Hours
Designed for both new and experienced appraisers, this course will equip you with a thorough knowledge of how to inspect a residential property. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore site and exterior of improvements 
  • Gain tips on interior inspection 
  • Improve your measuring skills 
  • Get insights on how to report the inspection
  • Audio and video included in course
7 Hours
Online
Mandatory
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7 Hour Introduction to Fair Housing and Fair Lending Instruction

7 Hours
This course explores fair housing and fair lending for appraisers.
We begin with a study of Federal Fair Housing requirements over the years; including the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1968. We will also address some fair lending legislation such as the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). Then, we will look at similar legislation under New York State law and local laws.
There will be a section on avoiding bias and discrimination in your appraisal development and another section on avoiding bias and discrimination in your report writing.
Next, comes a discussion of appraiser’s responsibilities under USPAP. There will also be a section about how discrimination is enforced and penalized under HUD, the Department of Justice, and the NY State Division of Licensing. This will be illustrated with numerous actual legal cases.
7 Hours
Online
New!
Elective
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Residential Property Measurement and ANSI Z765

4 Hours
This course will cover best practices for measuring residential dwellings and will focus primarily on the ANSI Z765-2021 Standard, which is the only nationwide standard for measuring properties that has been adopted by state appraisal regulatory agencies. The course will also address guidelines and requirements for measuring GLA and GBA established by other entities, such as HUD/FHA. 
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Best Practices for Completing Bifurcated and Hybrid Appraisals

3 Hours
This course addresses the numerous factors that an appraiser should consider when it comes to accepting and completing hybrid, bifurcated, and desktop appraisal assignments. Beginning in March 2022, desktop appraisals will be available for some mortgage loans. This course has been updated with Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's guidelines on how to complete the 1004 desktop/70D appraisal form . Complying with USPAP, mitigating risk, understanding the intended use, identifying the relevant characteristics, and verifying data from secondary sources, are just some of the considerations that are examined in this course. In addition, practical application examples and illustrations are plentiful in this course.

Course Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
Recognize the potential future use and limitations of hybrid or bifurcated appraisals. 
Summarize how the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice relates to hybrid, bifurcated, and desktop appraisal assignments 
Evaluate the reliability of a data source by using various sources and processes. 
Explain the appraiser’s responsibilities for relying on work done by appraisers or others.
3 Hours

Appraisal Continuing Education Course Ratings and Reviews

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