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All individual Hawaii 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 | 558HI019001

$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 Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | Upgrade License

SKU | 558HI011001

$199.00
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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 | 558HI012001

$199.00
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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 Report Writing and Case Studies

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | Upgrade License

SKU | 558HI013001

$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.

Hawaii Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Hawaii Vocational and Professional Licensing 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.

 Hawaii Appraisal Licensure Levels:

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

Hawaii Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must submit 3 notarized references from individuals who have had dealings with the applicant related to the applicant’s reputation for honesty, truthfulness, and financial integrity
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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

Hawaii Appraiser Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Trainee Appraiser coursers which include:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) and 4 hours of Supervisor/Trainee education.
  • 150 hours for the State Licensed Appraiser courses which include:  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:

  • Trainee Appraiser – No education required
  • 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

Hawaii Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal:

  • All appraiser licenses must be renewed biennially by December 31st every odd number year 
  • Appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education appraiser classes each renewal cycle
  • The 7-hour USPAP Update course or its equivalent must be taken every other year

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