FAQs: Appraisal Qualifying Education

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Is there a recommended order I should complete my appraisal qualifying education courses?

The AQB has a recommended order that your qualifying education should be taken. While this is not required, the course order is recommended so that the material presented in each course is building on the previous course materials already learned. 

Trainee Level:

  • Basic Appraisal Principles
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures
  • 15-Hour National USPAP or Equivalent

Licensed Residential:

  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Certified Residential:

  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance
  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives

Certified General:

  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
  • General Appraiser Income Approach
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

McKissock has created a state-specific guide where you can look up the order courses should be taken by state and license level. You can view that HERE.

Learn more about getting your appraisal license. 

Learn more about upgrading your appraisal license.


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