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Classroom & Online Courses can be combined to fulfill requirements.

All classroom courses are held at our Syracuse location unless otherwise noted.

R5 Qualifying Course Basic Appraisal Principles 

August 12 – 15, Mon-Thu, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $359.00

Required Course for:  Appraisal Assistant, State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Assessors (Classroom Only) 

This course provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal.  Through theory, case studies, and examples, this course offers practical application of appraisal principles.  Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course.  NYS requires a proctored test for ALL Appraisal Qualifying Courses with a minimum pass score of 70%.  Course fee includes classroom instruction, textbook, and NYS required Course Test.

 

R5 Available Online

$399.00

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NYS requires a paper/proctored test for all Appraisal Qualifying Courses.

 USPAP 15 Hour Qualifying Course 

September 5 & 6, Thu – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $199.00

Required Course for:  Appraisal Assistant, State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Assessors (Classroom Only)

This 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course is an approved course for satisfying the Appraiser Qualifications Board’s real property qualifying education requirements. The contents of USPAP is fully explored, utilizing numerous, compelling case examples that enable the student to understand the application of USPAP in real world scenarios, along with assessment opportunities to challenge the student throughout the course. Upon completion of this course, students will have a solid understanding of how USPAP applies to appraisal practice and an appraiser’s development and reporting obligations within the USPAP appraisal process.

 

USPAP 15 Available Online

$249.00

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NYS requires a paper/proctored test for all Appraisal Qualifying Courses.

R6-Basic Appraisals Procedures – 30 Hours 

September 9-12, Mon – Thu, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $359.00

Required Course for:  Appraisal Assistant, State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Assessors (Classroom Only)

This course provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal.  Through theory, case studies, and examples, this course offers practical application of appraisal principles.  Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course.  NYS requires a proctored test for ALL Appraisal Qualifying Courses with a minimum pass score of 70%.

 

R6

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$399.00

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NYS requires a paper/proctored test for all Appraisal Qualifying Courses.

R7-Residential Market Analysis & Highest Best Use 15 Hours 

September 30-October 1, Mon-Tue 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $169.00

Required Course for:  Appraisal Assistant, State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified Real Estate Appraiser

Identifying and analyzing market forces affecting the buyers’ and sellers’ behavior is key to understanding and reporting values. This course is designed to give students the tools needed to properly collect and analyze market data. Markets, sub-markets, market segmentation, supply side analysis, demand analysis and the importance of market analysis to the appraisal process are covered in the first half of this course. The second half focuses on the theory of Highest and Best Use. The two-step analysis along with the four tests for Highest and Best Use are covered in detail. Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course. An exam is given at the completion of the course for students requesting pre-certification credit.

 

R7

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$199.00

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NYS requires a paper/proctored test for all Appraisal Qualifying Courses.

R8-Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach 15 Hr 

October 2-3, Wed-Thu 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $179.00

Required Course for:  Appraisal Assistant, State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, Assessor (Classroom Only)

This course will help students gain valuable insight and a working knowledge of the various theories and methodologies for performing residential site valuation and developing the cost approach in appraisal practice.  Various costing methods will be discussed and application of the cost approach in residential appraising will be be examined.  The important distinction between Replacement Cost New and Reproduction Cost New will be discussed along with an in-depth look at accepted methods for estimating accrued depreciation.  An exam is given at the completion of the course in compliance with the qualifying education standards of the Appraiser Qualifications Board.

 

R8

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G4-General Market Analysis and Highest/best Use 30 Hours

October 21 – 24, Mon-Thu 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $600.00

Required Course for:  State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Course designed to help the appraiser apply meaningful market analysis in valuation assignments.  Basic concepts and terms of market analysis and marketability.  Emphasis is on reliable analysis of demand especially for suburban residential subdivision, office buildings, and multifamily properties.  

 

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R9-Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach – 30 Hours 

October 28 – 31, Mon – Thu, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $359.00

Required Course for:  Appraisal Assistant, State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified Real Estate Appraiser,  and Assessors (Classroom Only)

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach and the income approach in residential appraisal assignments.  The course begins with how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply to an assignment in which the sales comparison and/or income approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation.  As part of the progression, the student will become acquainted with accepted methodology and techniques that can be applied in the assignment using the sales and comparison and/or the income approaches.  Included and emphasized, through numerous illustrations and application case studies, are choosing comparable data, derivation and application of adjustments for various element, derivation and application of rates of capitalization, and the logic and rationale applied during reconciliation.  

 

R9

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Statistics, Modeling and Finance (SMF) – 15 Hours 

November 4 – 5, Mon – Tue, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $169.00

Required Course for:   State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Statistics, Modeling, and Finance is designed to provide students both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today’s residential appraiser. This course outlines terminology and basic principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. In addition, the course presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.

 

 

Statistics, Modeling

and Finance

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$199.00

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R10 Residential Report Writing and Case Studies – 15 Hours 

November 6 – 7, Wed – Thu, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $169.00

Required Course for:   Appraisal Assistant, State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser, State Certified Real Estate Appraiser

Residential Reporting is a complete exploration of valuable appraisal reporting practices, beginning with a review of select USPAP reporting obligations.  The course continues as it illustrates the completion of the URAR reporting form, along with compliance requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD).  An overview of key reporting areas necessary for the completion of other appraisal and evaluation forms, including Broker Price Opinion (BPO) reports follows.  The course concludes with a comprehensive study of the art of effective communication through composition of concise narrative commentary for numerous situations.

 

 

R10

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$199.00

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Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course – 4 Hours

November 8, Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM  $75.00

Required Course for:   Appraisal Assistant and Supervising Appraiser (State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser)

The course commences with an overview of national and state appraisal regulatory bodies as well as a comprehensive discussion of the minimum AQB qualifying criteria for supervisory appraisers and the various appraiser classifications.  Obligations of appraiser ethics and competency are also discussed with a focus on supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers, including discussion of a best practices checklist, designed to ensure thorough and meaningful supervisory oversight, and best practice development by trainees in appraisal development and reporting.  No Test Required.

 

Supervisor/Trainee

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$99.00

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R11 Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies – 15 Hours 

November 11-12, Mon-Tue, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM  $169.00

Required Course for:    State Certified Real Estate Appraiser

Residential Report Writing & Case Studies is deeply rooted in appraisal professional standards and best practices of an appraiser when communicating the opinions and conclusions of a residential appraisal. The course commences with a detailed discussion of USPAP Rules and the reporting options permitted by STANDARD 2. Appraisal writing skills are then discussed along with several examples of how the reasoning of an appraiser is expressed in typical appraisal reporting situations. The most common residential appraisal reporting form, the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR), will be fully illustrated along with the requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). The course concludes with an overview of several of the most common residential appraisal forms. Within each section of the course are numerous compelling case studies to assist reinforcement of learning. Finally, common reporting issues are explored to illustrate the level of detail required in appraisal commentary so that appraisal reports are clear and not misleading (or fraudulent).

 

 

R11

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$199.00

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RE2 Fair Housing, Fair Lending and

Environmental Issues – 20 Hours 

November 13-15, Wed – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Friday 1/2 Day)  $199.00

Required Course for:    State Certified Real Estate Appraiser

Course covers issues covering history of the Civil Rights Act, federal and state Fair Housing Laws, lending concerns and Environmental Issues in today’s ever more complicated real estate transaction. 

 

 

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G5 General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach – 30 Hours 

November 19-22, Tue – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM   $600.00

Required Course for:    State Certified General  Real Estate Appraiser

Qualitative and quantitative analysis, sales comparison in detail with case studies, methods of research, units of comparison, extraction of adjustments, are some of the subjects covered.  Statistical applications that apply to sales comparison will be addressed.  

 

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G6 General Appraiser Site Valuation &

Cost Approach – 30 Hours 

December 3-6, Tue – Fri 8:30 to 5:00 PM $600.00

Required Course for:    State Certified General  Real Estate Appraiser

Course will cover site valuation (estimating the value of the site separate from value of any building improvements) and cost approach.

 

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