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FAQs: Appraisal Luxury Certification

  • How do I apply to take the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam?

    After applying for the CLHA certification, paying the application fee (if required) and successfully completing the three online luxury home appraisal courses; the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam will be downloaded into your McKissock Learning account under “My Courses”. A notification email will be sent informing you that the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam is available… More

  • Where can I find the Certified Luxury Home Appraiser directory?

    To see a list of appraisers who have successfully completed the program and have the CLHA Certification, click HERE. *Appraisers who have successfully completed and agreed to be on the directory are listed. More

  • What are the benefits of a CLHA certification?

    Be recognized as a credentialed expert in appraising luxury homes. Enhance and expand your appraisal opportunities. Build stronger relationships with luxury home agents and custom home builders. Expand your exposure to potential clients through a publicly available registry of CLHA accredited appraisers. Earn appraisal CE credit on all required certification courses. Become part of… More

  • Why pursue this certification?

    Although this certification is voluntary, earning a CLHA certification demonstrates professional expertise in appraising luxury homes thereby opening more appraisal opportunities in this special niche. Real estate appraisal is a profession that requires resolve and commitment as outside forces attempt to reduce the importance of a valuation performed by an expert. Despite these challenges,… More

  • How does this certification compare to widely recognized appraisal designations?

    Designations from a professional organization demonstrate general appraisal knowledge and expertise. Certificates offer concentrated academic achievement for appraisers looking to enhance a specific set of skills or fill a knowledge gap. Earning a certificate demonstrates your proficiency in a special niche—appraising custom luxury and high-end homes.  This certification is similar to specialty accreditation offered… More

  • What is required to achieve the CLHA certification?

    1). Complete the following three courses—(which are approved for a total of 14 credit hours). Understanding Luxury Home Features—7 hours. New Construction Essentials: Luxury Homes—3 hours✮. The Fundamentals of Appraising Luxury Homes—4 hours. ✮ CE credit not available for this course in North Carolina (minimum course length must be 3.5 hours) 2). Register as… More

  • How much does the certification program cost?

    The total course fees are $480, when courses are purchased individually, the application fee (which includes fees for the exam and all application documents) is an additional $215.00 for a total of $695.00. Our Certified Luxury Home Appraiser Package is a convenient way to purchase all courses and the application fee all at once… More

  • 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… More

  • Does the CLHA certificate expire?

    Yes, the CLHA certification expires after two years, but can easily be renewed. More

  • How do I renew my CHLA certification?

    Those who wish to renew their CLHA certificate must be actively licensed as a Certified Residential or Certified General appraiser in good standing and successfully complete a 4-hour recertification course prior to the expiration of the certificate holder’s two-year cycle and pay a renewal fee of $149.00 (all inconclusive fee).  The recertification course is… More

  • How much is the renewal fee?

    The renewal fee for recertification is $149.00 to be paid after successful completion of the luxury home recertification course and prior to the expiration of your current 2-year certification. More

  • When will the recertification course be available?

    The recertification course will first be available starting April 1, 2021 and will be updated thereafter on a biennial basis.  The second generation of the recertification course will be available April 1, 2023.  The purpose of the recertification course is to share new technology and features, trend changes, and a refresher on the certification… More

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