FAQs: Appraisal Luxury Certification

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What are the steps to achieve the CLHA certification?

STEP 1:  Successfully complete the three required luxury home appraisal courses (Understanding Luxury Home Features, New Construction Essentials: Luxury Homes, and The Fundamentals of Appraising Luxury Homes).

STEP 2:  Purchase the candidacy application, titled: Certified Luxury Home Appraiser Application.  Then access, complete, and electronically sign the online application and confidentiality agreement. The application and agreement are a combined form and are accessible under your McKissock Learning account, as a course product in “My Courses” on the McKissock Learning website.  If you have purchased our Certified Luxury Home Appraiser package or if you are an Unlimited Learning Membership customer, no application fee is required.

Note: there is a one year time frame to complete the certification program based on the date the first course is started.

STEP 3:  Within 2 business days after successful completion of all three required courses the CLHA Demonstration of Knowledge Exam will be placed in your account.

STEP 4:  The Demonstration of Knowledge Exam will be downloaded as a course product in “My Courses” on the McKissock Learning website.  Note: you will have a maximum of 30 days to complete the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam from the time the exam is opened unless the one year certification deadline comes sooner in which case the exam must be completed by that date.

STEP 5: Take the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam and submit your exam responses (essay responses) as instructed on the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam before the 30-day exam deadline.

STEP 6:  After successfully passing the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam, you will receive instructions on how to download your CLHA certificate. This accreditation must be renewed every two years based on the date you are awarded the certification.

Your CLHA certification is valid for two years and can be renewed by completing a 4-hour recertification course and paying the renewal fee.

If you think you want to pursue this certification, make sure to plan ahead to ensure you can complete the three courses and the exam within a one-year time frame. If you know you would like to pursue the CLHA certification, we encourage you to. purchase the Certified Luxury Home Appraiser package (or purchase the three courses and the application if you are an Unlimited Learning Membership customer) and then start to take the required courses.  However, you may apply after you complete the three certification courses. Keep in mind the one-year maximum time frame from the start date of the first certification course.

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