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All individual Florida appraisal courses are online, AQB-approved and conveniently available anytime, anywhere.

Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | Upgrade License

SKU | 558FL019001

$349.00
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Get an understanding of the fundamental concepts of appraising with this online appraisal course. It guides you through the different data that needs to be collected and reviewed during the appraisal process. This course explains how to use sales comparison grids and how to search for public comparable sales data in a computerized database. You'll learn the process and steps in the income appoach. Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures courses are a prerequisite for this course. This course fulfills 30 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | New License

SKU | 558FL013001

$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.

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | Upgrade License

SKU | 558FL011001

$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 Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | Upgrade License

SKU | 558FL012001

$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.

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

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.

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:

Registered Trainee
100 hours for the Registered Trainee which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15-hour USPAP course, or its equivalent (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (25 hours). The 25 hours of electives must include three hours of Florida Laws and Rules and three hours of a Supervisor Trainee course.

Certified Residential Appraiser
200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15-hour 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 Sales Comparison and Income Approaches (30 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 hours), Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (15 hours), and Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours). The 20 hours of electives must include three hours of Florida Laws and Rules and three hours of a Supervisor Trainee course.

Certified General Appraiser
300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15-hours USPAP course, or its equivalent , General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (30 hours), Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach (30 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (30 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (30 hours), and Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (30 hours). The 30 hours of electives must include six hours of Florida Laws and Rules.

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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