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Successful completion of any of the below approved courses qualify for the APREP designation:



Approved Online Courses
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1. Qualifying Appraisal Course for Licensure (90 Hours) offered by Thomson-CompuTaught

This course also meets the full 90-hour education requirement for real estate appraiser license, which includes the 75-hour core course requirement as well as the 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) requirement. The course focuses on the basic principles and practices of appraisal. It covers real estate concepts, finance, the valuation process, neighborhood analysis, the concept of highest and best use, data collection, site and improvement description, and the three approaches to value - sales comparison, cost, and income.

2. Qualifying Appraisal Course for Trainee (75 Hours) offered by Thomson-CompuTaught

This course meets the minimum education requirements for real estate appraiser trainee, which includes the 60-hour core course requirement as well as the 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) requirement. The course focuses on the basic principles and practices of appraisal. It covers real estate concepts, finance, the valuation process, neighborhood analysis, the concept of highest and best use, data collection, site and improvement description, and the three approaches to value comparison - sales, cost, and income.

3. Appraisal Process offered by Thomson-CompuTaught

The course is appropriate for students who are interested in receiving 30-hours of core (qualifying) education credit. The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the appraisal process. This course covers the types of value, the valuation process, general and specific data analysis, residential real estate markets, neighborhood analysis, site and improvement description and analysis and the concept of highest and best use.

4. National USPAP Course Equivalent offered by Thomson-CompuTaught

This course is appropriate for students who are interested in receiving the mandatory 15-hours of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) qualifying education credit. The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of USPAP. It covers the history, purpose and structure, how some terms are defined and used, and the rules of USPAP. It also covers the relevant statements and advisory opinions. The required reference material will be provided online which includes; the USPAP 2004 Edition and the National USPAP 15 - Hour Course Student Manual.

5. Uniform Residential Appraisal Report offered by Thomson-CompuTaught

This course identifies the two types of appraisals and the three types of appraisal reports. The course will instruct students in detail how to fill out the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). Students will be taken through each section of the URAR where they identify and complete the required fields. This course provides the student with the guidelines and direction to create URAR reports which are in compliance with USPAP. Completion of an introductory level "Real Estate Appraisal Principles" course is a prerequisite for this course.

6. An FHA Single Family Appraisal offered by Thomson-CompuTaught The purpose of this course is to provide students with step-by-step, in-depth instructions for preparing the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) within the guidelines set by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and in compliance with USPAP. Students will be taken through each section of the URAR Report where they identify and complete the required fields. The students will identify sections of the URAR report which include the following sections: Subject Section, Neighborhood Section, PUD Section, Site Section, Description and Improvement Section, Comment Section, Cost Approach Section, Sales Comparison Analysis Section, Indicated Value by Income Approach Section, Reconciliation, and Additional Forms. This course also includes several case studies for students to work through. The course contains the essential information needed to prepare the licensed and certified appraisers for the FHA appraiser exam."

7. Appraisal Methods offered by Thomson-CompuTaught

The course is appropriate for students who are interested in receiving 14-hours of continuing education credit. The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the appraisal methods. Students will learn the principles of value, the three approaches to value - sales comparison, cost, and income, reconciliation and gross monthly rent multipliers.

8. Overview of the Appraisal Process offered by Thomson-CompuTaught

The course is appropriate for students who are interested in receiving 14-hours of continuing education credit. The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the appraisal process. This course covers the types of value, the valuation process, general and specific data analysis, residential real estate markets, neighborhood analysis, site and improvement description and analysis and the concept of highest and best use.





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