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All individual District of Columbia real estate appraisal courses are self-paced, state-approved and conveniently available anytime, anywhere.

Basic Appraisal Principles

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

SKU | 558DC063001

$349.00

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Gain a foundation in appraisal principles. This course is an introduction to topics including legal considerations, what influences the value of real estate, real property concepts and characteristics, principles of economics, types of value and real estate markets and analysis, ethical considerations and highest and best use. This 30 hour course fulfills the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee up to Licensed Appraiser.

Basic Appraisal Procedures

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

SKU | 558DC014001

$349.00

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Need a thorough insight into the process of valuation? Then this course is for you! During this 30-hour appraisal course curriculum, you'll learn the three approaches used by appraisers to reach the opinion of value - income capitalization, sales comparison and cost - and how to derive multipliers and rates. You'll also be guided through the sales comparison approach, which is comprised of checking the validity of information, organizing a comparative analysis, making adjustments, selecting comparison units, and how to conduct market research and reconciliation. You'll get hands-on experience by completing crucial sections of an appraisal report as well as gain insight into property description, design basics and construction. This course fulfills 30-hours of Real Property Appraisal Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee to Licensed Appraiser.

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | New License

SKU | 558DC18065001

$289.00

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This mandatory course will introduce aspiring appraisers to the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

With the use of practice tests and interactive appraisal scenarios, you will get a full understanding of the history of appraisal standards, the structure of USPAP, essential steps in the appraisal process, USPAP definitions, and how to follow USPAP standards in your new career as a real estate appraiser. 

The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.

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Basic Real Estate Appraisal, 9th Edition (E-Book)

Format | Download

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800448

$67.10

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Written by instructors for instructors, Basic Real Estate Appraisal covers the fundamentals of the appraisal business, making concepts accessible for aspiring real estate appraisers. It also helps real estate salespeople, brokers, consumers, investors, and all others seeking a better understanding of the role of appraisers in today’s real estate market. This ninth edition reflects the major changes in appraising and appraisal regulations in recent years, including changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in the 2014–2015 Edition, as well as those approved for the 2016–2017 Edition. This edition also addresses the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and the Market Conditions Addendum used in single-family residential appraisals for lending purposes.

District of Columbia Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the District of Columbia Board of Real Estate Appraisers. 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.

Licensure Levels:

  • Appraiser Trainee
  • Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified General Real Property Appraise 

District of Columbia Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Not have been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude which bears directly on the applicant’s fitness to be licensed
  • Turn in a complete, notarized application form provided by the Board
  • Include with application, two recent passport photos measuring 2”x2” and the licensing fee
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Submit Work Experience Log forms
  • For Certified Residential level:  A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.  For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit the Board’s application within 30 months of passing the exam 

District of Columbia Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Appraiser Trainee 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)
  • 150 Hours for the Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser which consist of the same 75 hours of Trainee education AND:  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 Real Property Appraiser which consist of the same 75 hours of Provisional Licensed Appraiser education AND:  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) 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 Real Property 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:

  • Appraiser Trainee – no work experience requirement 
  • Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser - 2000 hours over at least 12 months 
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser - 2500 hours gained continuously over at least 24 months (to include at least 625 hours of property appraisal experience in complex one to four unit residential real property appraisal work) 
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser - 3000 hours gained continuously over at least 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals 

District of Columbia Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • There are no continuing education requirements for applicants who obtain a license during the second year of the two-year period preceding the date the license expires.
  • Licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education within the renewal cycle
  • At least 7 hours of this requirement must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent

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