Basic Appraisal Procedures

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Who should enroll
  • Beginning real property appraisers
  • Real estate professionals
  • Users of appraisal services
  • College students
  • Accountants
Description

Apply the principles and concepts learned in Basic Appraisal Principles. This 30-hour course takes you step-by-step through the valuation process:

  • Defining the problem
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Reaching a final opinion of value
  • Communicating the appraisal
  • Learn about the three approaches to reaching an opinion of value (income capitalization, cost, and sales comparisonand apply them in true-to-life case studies and problems. After examining income capitalization methods and formulas, discover how rates and multipliers are derived. Through case studies, apply the steps and concepts of the cost approach, i.e., how appraisers estimate the cost of constructing a reproduction of or replacement for an existing structure; the three major components of depreciation; methods for estimating and allocating depreciation; and land and site valuation.

    The course will guide you through the sales comparison approach, including researching the market, verifying information, selecting units of comparison, conducting a comparative analysis, making adjustments, and reconciling conclusions. The material also covers the general types of appraisal reports. Finally, the course introduces property description plus the basics of construction and design.

     

    Objectives
    • Identify the eight steps of the valuation process.
    • Identify the basic components and processes used to derive a value indication when performing the income capitalization approach.
    • Identify the six procedures for analyzing land or site value.
    • Identify the three cost-estimating methods used by appraisers.
    • Apply component costs to estimate the cost of residential building improvements.
    • Identify typical elements of comparison used in the sales comparison approach.
    • Analyze sales to select appropriate comparable properties.
    • Derive adjustments using paired sales analysis.
    • Reconcile the indicated values derived in the sales comparison approach to a single point value opinion.
    • Recognize the types of reports used to communicate an appraisal analysis.


    Refer to this page for details of state approval hours for this course.

    • Attended Only:

      150
    • Attended Only:

      150
    • Attended Only:

      150
    • Attend and Pass Exam:

      200
    • Attend and Pass Exam:

      200
    • Attend and Pass Exam:

      200
    • Pass Exam Only:

      150
    • Pass Exam Only:

      150
    • Pass Exam Only:

      150
    28 hours
    90
    No
    Yes
    2
    Basic
    • A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the program is the HP-12C. AI education programs that require a financial calculator are developed with HP-12C keystrokes; using this model is highly recommended.
    • You must be familiar with calculator operation when the program begins. Do not enroll expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
    • For more information and a free review, click here.
    • For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator.
    • HP-12C calculator User’s Manual.
    • A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the program is the HP-12C. AI education programs that require a financial calculator are developed with HP-12C keystrokes; using this model is highly recommended.
    • You must be familiar with calculator operation when the program begins. Do not enroll expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
    • For more information and a free review, click here.
    • For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator
    • HP-12C calculator User’s Manual
    • A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the program is the HP-12C. AI education programs that require a financial calculator are developed with HP-12C keystrokes; using this model is highly recommended.
    • You must be familiar with calculator operation when the program begins. Do not enroll expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
    • For more information and a free review, click here.
    • For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator.
    • HP-12C calculator User’s Manual.
    Course Materials Include:
    • Course Handbook (434 pp.)
    • Solutions Booklet (90 pp.)
    National Registry of CPE Sponsors
    The Appraisal Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. 

    State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org

    Delivery Method: Group-Live


    You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

    The cost of this course includes a course handbook that will be available for immediate download.

    Exam:
    You will have 90 days from the time that you complete the course to take the proctored, offline exam. Testing center locations in your area can be found by clicking on this link: www.pearsonvue.com/ai.
    Exam FAQ

    Online Course Access
    Go to www.appraisalinstitute.org and log in with the username and password you used when you registered. Click on the red “My Account” button if you are not automatically taken to your account page.
    1. Click "Education and Events" on the right navigation menu.
    2. Find the course under the “Online Courses” heading and click the “Begin” button.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once this button is clicked, your access length time (e.g. 90 days) will begin. Only click when you intend to start the course. If you are returning, once you have started the course, click the “Continue” button to continue.

    Technology-Based Education Student Disclaimer
    I agree to the terms and policies set forth under the Appraisal Institute Education Policy. I also certify that I am the person identified under Personal Data and that I will personally complete each assigned component of instruction and any examination(s). I understand and agree that if I misrepresent my identity or arrange for someone else to represent himself or herself as me at any time during the Appraisal Institute online course or seminar, I will be immediately removed from the course or seminar and I will not be entitled to any refund. I further understand that if I am a Designated member, Candidate for Designation, Practicing Affiliate, or Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute and participated in any misrepresentation of identity, by affirmative act or failure to act, I will be the subject of a peer review proceeding under Regulation No. 6 for violation of the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice of the Appraisal Institute, and such peer review proceeding may result in termination of my Appraisal Institute membership, candidacy, and/or affiliation.

    Other Details
    For information about how on demand online education programs work, registration and cancellation policies, and other details, see our On Demand Online Education Frequently Asked Questions.

    Course Materials Include:
    • Course Handbook (434 pp.)
    • Solutions Booklet (90 pp.)


    This course allows the option to test out of the course. Click to Challenge examination.


    NOTE: States DO NOT  provide credit for challenge examinations.

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