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14-Hour Renewal Package with USPAP

Format | Package

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553FL038001

$219.00

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This package includes:

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - This course describes the changes made to the USPAP document for 2018-2019. Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions.

Sales Comparison Approach - This course covers the steps in the sales comparison approach to valuation. The course explains the data collection process and the various methods for estimating adjustments. Students will apply what they learn using numerous examples. 

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553FL18035001

$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.

Income Capitalization Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553FL023001

$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.

Sales Comparison Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553FL030001

$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.

Cost Approach Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553FL022001

$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.

Florida Appraisal License Requirements

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

Florida Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Registered Trainee Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

Florida Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • For Certified Residential level:  A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documentation (including fingerprint card) and associated fees

Florida Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 100 hours for the Registered 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) Residential Report Writing (15 hours), Florida Law, Rules and Procedures (15)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser which consist of the same 100 hours of Registered Trainee education AND:  Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (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:

  • Registered Trainee Appraiser – no work experience requirement 
  • Certified Residential Appraiser - 2500 hours over at least 24 months since the first appraisal
  • Certified General Appraiser - 3000 hours gained continuously over at least 30 months since the first appraisal

Florida Appraisal Post-License Requirements:

  • All trainee appraisers that wish to remain in the trainee category must complete 45 hours of post-licensing education inclusive of the 15 hour USPAP course or its equivalent and the 3 hour Florida Law Update 
  • This requirement must be completed by the second renewal period following the issuance of the license

Florida Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
  • A minimum of 3 hours must be dedicated to a review and update of the FL Real Estate Appraisal Law and Board Rules, and provide an introduction to other state and federal laws affecting real estate appraisals
  • At least 7 hours of this requirement must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent 

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