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

Basic Appraisal Principles

SKU : 558MT063001

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

$349.00

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Ready to gain a solid foundation in appraisal principles? This appraisal class 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 levels of Trainee up to Licensed Appraiser.

Basic Appraisal Procedures

SKU : 558MT014001

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

$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.

Montana Appraisal License Requirements

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

Montana Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Trainee Appraiser
  • Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser 

Montana 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 Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required
  • Find an approved mentor for the Trainee Appraiser level
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees

Montana Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Trainee 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 Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Trainee 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 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 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 Appraiser – No experience required
  • State Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 18 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months

Montana Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All appraiser licenses expire annually on March 31st   
  • Every other renewal, appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education courses
  • 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course