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Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN042001

$319.00

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How does the property you are appraising stand up to recently sold properties in the same area? This course walks the student through the sales comparison approach to real estate appraisal. Learn the procedures recommended in the collection of data, as well as which way adjustments can be estimated. This course is hands-on as it includes multiple examples to help the student apply and retain the information.

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN018001

$169.00

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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 | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN016001

$169.00

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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 | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN017001

$169.00

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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.

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN18035001

$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.

A URAR Form Review

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN013001

$99.00

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This course is a detailed walkthrough showing how to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). Students will learn each step of the process as the course guides them through the sections and necessary fields of the form. At completion of this appraisal CE course, students should have a full understanding of how to complete the URAR reports in compliance with USPAP.

Cost Approach Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN022001

$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.

Appraisal Math and Statistics

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN021001

$99.00

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Having a true understanding of appraisal math is essential for your success as a real estate appraiser. This online appraisal course provides you with insight into key mathematical functions including the mathematics of finance, calculating area and statistics involved in appraisal.

Income Capitalization Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MN023001

$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 | 553MN030001

$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.

Minnesota Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The information provided below can be found on the Department’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Department for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.

Minnesota Appraisal Licensure Levels:

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

Minnesota 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 documents, and associated fees

Minnesota Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Trainee Real Property Appraiser 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 Estate Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Trainee 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 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 150 hours of Licensed Residential 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 Real Property Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND:  Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • Trainee Real Property Appraiser – No experience requirement
  • Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser – 2500 hours in not less than 24 months
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser – 3000 hours in not less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in nonresidential appraisals

Minnesota Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Licensees must renew every 2 years by August 31st
  • 30 hours of continuing education must be completed during the renewal cycle 
  • The 7-hour National USPAP course must be completed every renewal period  

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