Appraiser Qualifying Courses
Online Class: 2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course
Price: $295.00  - 15 Hours
Course Description:

This 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course is an approved course for satisfying the Appraiser Qualifications Board’s real property qualifying education requirements. The contents of USPAP is fully explored, utilizing numerous, compelling case examples that enable the student to understand the application of USPAP in real world scenarios, along with assessment opportunities to challenge the student throughout the course. Upon completion of this course, students will have a solid understanding of how USPAP applies to appraisal practice and an appraiser’s development and reporting obligations within the USPAP appraisal process.

Online Class: Florida Appraisal Law
Price: $399.00  - 25 Hours
Course Description:

Florida Appraisal Law is designed to assist in creating competent appraisers who can continually promote and reinforce ethical appraisal practice, abide by Florida as well as national laws and regulations, uphold an appropriate supervisory/trainee appraiser relationship, maintain a strong aptitude for writing residential appraisal reports, and capably understand and work with appraisal reviews. The course contains numerous compelling case studies, examples, and activities to assist reinforcement of learning. The current version of USPAP is recommended for reference during the course. The residential report writing sections are deeply rooted in appraisal professional standards and best practices of an appraiser when communicating the opinions and conclusions of a residential appraisal. Detailed discussions of reporting options found within USPAP Rules STANDARD 2, how to express reasoning for typical appraisal reporting situations, the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR), the requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) are included. The appraisal review section includes an introduction to appraisal review, a focus on STANDARD 3, to emphasize the development and reporting of an appraisal review, and an overview of performance standards and assignment conditions in an appraisal review assignment. Standard appraisal review forms widely used in the mortgage industry are introduced. Rules and regulations in Florida appraisal law are presented with an exploration of Florida Statute Title XXXII: Regulation of Professions and Occupations, Chapter 455 and 475, the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, registration and certification requirements for appraisers, and appraiser qualifying standards (national and state). Updates to the Florida Administrative Code and Florida Statutes pertaining to real estate appraiser disciplinary penalties will be examined. Finally, the rules, requirements, and USPAP standards for supervisory and trainee appraisers are presented, identifying the AQB and Florida state-specific’s minimum credential requirements for appraisers, especially noting the credentialing requirements for supervisory and trainee appraisers.

Online Class: Basic Appraisal Principles
Price: $399.00  - 30 Hours
Course Description:

This introductory appraisal course provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal consideration, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal practice. Thorough discussion of appraisal principles, accompanied by practical examples, provides a solid foundation in appraisal basics. Basic Appraisal Principles is the initial course to be completed to begin your career as a real property appraiser. Successful completion of this course contributes 30 hours of education credit towards qualifying as a trainee appraiser. Use of a calculator is recommended.


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Basic Appraisal Principles

Online Class: Basic Appraisal Procedures
Price: $399.00  - 30 Hours
Course Description:

Basic Appraisal Procedures is the second course to be completed to begin your career as a real property appraiser. Successful completion of this course contributes 30 hours of education credit towards qualifying as a trainee appraiser. Basic Appraisal Procedures provides an overview of real estate appraisal approaches to valuation procedures, value, property description, residential applications, commercial applications, construction, home inspection, and appraisal math. Through theory, case studies, and examples, the course offers practical application of appraisal procedures. A calculator is recommended.


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Basic Appraisal Procedures

Online Class: Supervisor/Trainee
Price: $89.00  - 3 Hours
Course Description:

Effective December 1, 2014 the state of Florida requires a 3 hour Supervisor and Trainee Course that applies to all new or existing applicants for Trainee registration. As of January 1, 2015 any existing Certified Appraiser adding a Trainee or Certified Appraisers who currently supervise but wish to change the composition of existing Trainees, will also be required to complete this course prior to adding the Trainee or making a change.

Real Estate Education Specialists, Inc
P.O.Box 954194
Lake Mary, Florida  32795 


Phone: (407) 435-0344
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