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Fast-track your real estate appraisal career with a Georgia appraisal course package

Our packages contain everything you need to jumpstart your appraisal career, including all mandatory Georgia real estate appraisal classes.

Georgia 90-Hour Registered Real Estate Appraiser Package

$949.00

SKU | 558GA069001 Hours | 90

Basic Appraisal Procedures (GA)

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

Basic Appraisal Principles (GA)

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Complete with 90 hours of the new Registered Appraiser Qualification Criteria for Georgia, this package includes four courses: Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, Residential Report Writing and Case Studies and the 2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course. Also included in this package is the USPAP Manual eBook.

Choose the Georgia online real estate appraisal courses that are right for you

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

Basic Appraisal Procedures (GA)

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

SKU | 558GA015001

$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.

Basic Appraisal Principles (GA)

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

SKU | 558GA064001

$349.00
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Ready to gain a solid foundation in appraisal principles? This appraisal course provides the knowledge needed for an appraisal career, including: legal considerations, what influences the value of real estate, real property concepts and characteristics, principles of economics, types of value, real estate markets and analysis, ethical considerations and highest and best use. This 30-hour online course fulfills the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | New License

SKU | 558GA18065001

$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.

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | New License

SKU | 558GA013001

$199.00
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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.

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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.

Georgia Appraisal License Requirements

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

Georgia Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Registered Real Property Appraiser
  • Licensed Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Georgia 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 criminal background check) and associated fees

Georgia Appraisal Education Requirements: 

  • 90 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)
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Real Property Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Registered Real Property Appraiser level 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)
  • 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 Real Property Appraiser – no work experience requirement 
  • Licensed Real Property Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser - 2500 hours in no less than 24 months
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser - 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in nonresidential appraisals 

Georgia Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All appraisers who hold an active appraiser classification are required to complete 14 hours of Board approved continuing education during each one year renewal period.
  • In every two consecutive renewal periods, every appraiser must complete an AQB approved 7 hour USPAP course
  • A renewal period begins one year prior to the current renewal due date
  • Regulatory Requirement:  Beginning January 1st, 2012, you will be required to fill out a “secure and verifiable document” for identification purposes as defined in O.C.G.A. §50-36-2  and (2) a “signed and sworn affidavit verifying the applicant’s lawful presence in the United States” as required in O.C.G.A. §50-36-1. Before a license or classification can be renewed, this information must be submitted to the GREC either in person, via fax, via e-mail at verify@grec.state.ga.us , via courier, or via U.S. mail. The information must be legible.   If you typically renew online, please allow five business days from the submission of your information for the GREC to notate your license record so that you will be able to renew online.  If you renew using a paper renewal application, please attach the information to the application.   Click this link to access the form:  GREC Lawful Presence Verification Form

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