FHA Appraising—Principles and Procedures

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Who should enroll
  • FHA Roster appraisers
  • Residential real property appraisers
  • Reviewers
  • Underwriters
  • Lenders
Description FHA Appraising—Principles and Procedures, Guide to the Complete FHA Appraiser takes a different approach to learning FHA concepts and protocols. And yes, it is distinct and different from the classroom version, FHA Appraising for Valuation Professionals: FHA Single Family Housing Appraisal Requirements, as well as FHA seminars and publications offered by other providers. This online seminar provides coverage of FHA issues in a manner that would be difficult to replicate in a typical classroom presentation.


FHA Appraising—Principles and Procedures addresses the tough questions that others often sidestep. It explains what Handbook 4000.1 is really saying when FHA requires you to do certain things. The material was developed after extended discussions with HUD staff in Washington, DC, to ensure proper understanding of the guidance provided to appraisers. The seminar offers additional insight and practical advice on how to apply FHA’s protocols in real-world appraising. We think you will like this approach.

FHA Appraising—Principles and Procedures is designed for appraisers who are new to FHA as well as seasoned FHA Roster appraisers. This is also the seminar to take if you are under sanctions from HUD for remedial education specific to FHA appraising. To appraise for FHA, you need to know and understand FHA principles and procedures. That’s the focus and purpose of this online seminar. It is the guide to becoming the complete FHA appraiser.

  • Identify and explain key eligibility requirements to qualify for placement on the FHA Appraiser Roster.
  • Recognize the appraiser’s role as the on-site representative for the mortgagee and how it relates to an independent valuation process.
  • Relate how the appraiser’s observation of offsite and onsite conditions plays a key role in the valuation process and in HUD’s Property Acceptability Criteria.
  • Identify and explain FHA protocols for observing and analyzing property improvement characteristics that may affect safety, soundness and security.
  • Identify and explain FHA valuation and reporting protocols intended to ensure the credibility of assignment results for FHA insurance purposes.
  • Easily navigate the FHA Handbook 4000.1 and related documents, including the FHA’s Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide.
  • Recognize general property eligibility and acceptability criteria for properties used as collateral for an FHA-insured mortgage.
  • Identify the type and extent of “observation” that is required to be included in the scope of work for an appraisal assignment that is intended to be used in an FHA mortgage insurance decision.
  • Identify the type and extent of analysis that is required to be included in the scope of work for an appraisal assignment that is intended to be used in an FHA mortgage insurance decision.
  • Recognize the reporting requirements for an appraisal that is to be used by a lender to make a decision on a property’s eligibility for an FHA-insured mortgage.
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7 hours
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