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Fast-track your license renewal with a Colorado CE package

Your hassle-free education solution for Colorado appraisal license renewal. All courses are self-paced and available anytime, anywhere.

14-Hour Renewal Package 2 with USPAP

$219.00

SKU | 553CO037001 Hours | 14

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

Appraisal Math and Statistics

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This package includes:

- 2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions.

- Appraisal Math and Statistics - This course covers appraisal mathematical functions including calculating area, appraisal statistics, and mathematics of finance.

14-Hour Renewal Package 1 with USPAP

$219.00

SKU | 553CO036001 Hours | 14

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

A URAR Form Review

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This package includes:

- 2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions.

- A URAR Form Review - This course provides the student with the guidelines and direction to create URAR reports which are in compliance with USPAP.

Choose the Colorado online appraisal CE courses that are right for you

All individual Colorado appraisal CE courses are AQB-approved. Make completing your appraisal education requirements convenient with 24/7 access.

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO18035001

$189.00

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Get a full understanding of the changes made to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

This mandatory appraisal continuing education course will explain the rationale to the 2018-2019 USPAP revisions, address issues commonly found in the appraisal industry, and answer frequently asked questions with the use of interactive, multi-media appraisal scenarios

Also included in this package is the USPAP Manual eBook.

Sales Comparison Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO030001

$99.00

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How does the property you are appraising stand up to recently sold properties in the same area? This appraisal course walks the student through the sales comparison approach to real estate appraisal. You'll learn the procedures recommended in the collection of data, as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. This hands-on online appraisal class includes multiple examples to help the student apply and retain the information.

Income Capitalization Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO023001

$99.00

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This hands-on appraisal course, complete with exercises to better your understanding and retention, provides you with an overview of how the income approach to valuation works. Lessons include estimating income and expenses as well as estimating capitalization rates. This continuing education appraisal class covers both yield capitalization and direct capitalization.

Cost Approach Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO022001

$99.00

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With this hands-on learning exercise you'll gain knowledge on cost approach valuation and the methods included in calculating it. You'll learn ways to estimate depreciation and cost. This introductory online appraisal continuing education course includes various examples to ensure proper understanding and retention.

Appraisal Math and Statistics

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO020001

$99.00

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Having a true understanding of appraisal math is essential for your success as a real estate appraiser. This online appraisal course provides you with insight into key mathematical functions including the mathematics of finance, calculating area and statistics involved in appraisal.

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO018001

$189.00

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Dive into residential market analysis with this online appraisal continuing education course. You'll get a deeper understanding of how to read, map and analyze a market area by applying highest and best use practices. Learn three approaches in appraisal valuation, including: sales comparison, cost and income capitalization. You'll gain insight into the connection between highest and best use analysis, market analysis, and the three approaches to real estate valuation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures.

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO017001

$189.00

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Gain confidence in your appraisal valuation skills! This online appraisal course provides a more in-depth dive into appraisal valuation concepts and cost approach applications. You'll develop a stronger understanding of the cost approach process with step-by-step examples of applying this appraisal value method. Course highlights include: interview methods and tips, market extraction, and data sources from professional services. Prerequisities: Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures.

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO016001

$189.00

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Want to produce professional, thorough appraisal reports? Then this appraisal course is for you! You'll get a crash-course on the numerous writing exercises needed to be a successful appraiser. This online course covers residential valuation procedures, numerous writing techniques, and a review of grammar and writing assignments focused around a residential case study. With is hands-on course, you'll retain information better as you complete the exercises, including: compiling of competent and practical narrative comments to be included in appraisal reports as well as how to interpret valuation procedures and conclusions for people who use the reports.

A URAR Form Review

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553CO013001

$99.00

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This online appraisal course provides you with a detailed walkthrough of how to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). You'll learn each step of the URAR process as the class guides you through the sections and necessary fields of the form. At completion of this appraisal CE course, you should have a full understanding of how to complete the URAR reports in compliance with USPAP.

Colorado Appraisal License Requirements

Learn about the appraisal education needs for licensing and renewal in Colorado.

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.

Colorado Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • State Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential License
  • Certified General License

Colorado Appraisal Licensure Requirements to Become an Appraiser:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure
  • For Certified Residential level, one of the following is required:
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. An alternative to the education requirement is also available: 5 years of experience, 5 years without any disciplinary action and completion of specific additional education
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees
  • Bachelor degree in ANY field
  • Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Real Estate
  • Completion of 30 hours of (1) relevant coursework, or (2) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams (3) or some mix of both 

Colorado Appraiser Education Requirements:

  • 150 hours for the State Licensed Appraiser which consist of the following courses:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours), Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND:  Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser education AND:  General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • State Licensed Appraiser – 1000 hours in 6 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 1500 hours in 12 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in 18 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

Colorado Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • For initial licenses issued on or after July 1 of any year, there shall be no continuing education appraiser class requirement as a condition of renewal of such initial license that expires December 31 of the year of issue. For initial licenses issued before July 1 of any year, there shall be an obligation to complete 14 hours of continuing education appraiser classes as a condition of renewal before the initial license expires on December 31 of the year of issue
  • Each applicant for renewal of a license shall complete at least 42 classroom hours of real estate appraisal continuing education during the three year period preceding expiration of the appraiser license to be renewed
  • The 7-hour USPAP Update course or its equivalent must be taken every other year
  • NOTE:  It is advisable to check with the appropriate Colorado Regulatory Agencies to confirm program/course work will satisfy initial or renewal licensing or certification of that agency

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