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

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2020-2021 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | New License

SKU | 558CO20065001

$289.00
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This mandatory course will introduce aspiring appraisers to the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

With the use of practice tests and interactive appraisal scenarios, you will get a full understanding of the history of appraisal standards, the structure of USPAP, essential steps in the appraisal process, USPAP definitions, and how to follow USPAP standards in your new career as a real estate appraiser.

The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.

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Basic Appraisal Procedures

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

SKU | 558CO014001

$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.

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Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | Upgrade License

SKU | 558CO019001

$349.00
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Get an understanding of the fundamental concepts of appraising with this online appraisal course. It guides you through the different data that needs to be collected and reviewed during the appraisal process. This course explains how to use sales comparison grids and how to search for public comparable sales data in a computerized database. You'll learn the process and steps in the income appoach. Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures courses are a prerequisite for this course. This course fulfills 30 hrs of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 15

Category | Upgrade License

SKU | 558CO013001

$199.00
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Want to produce professional, thorough appraisal reports? Then this appraisal course is for you! You'll get a crash-course on the numerous writing exercises needed to be a successful appraiser. This online course covers residential valuation procedures, numerous writing techniques, and a review of grammar and writing assignments focused around a residential case study. With is hands-on course, you'll retain information better as you complete the exercises, including: compiling of competent and practical narrative comments to be included in appraisal reports as well as how to interpret valuation procedures and conclusions for people who use the reports.

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Colorado Appraisal License Requirements

Learn about the appraisal education needs for licensing and renewal in Colorado.

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). 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.

Colorado Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • State Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential License
  • Certified General License

Colorado Appraisal Licensure Requirements to Become an Appraiser:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure
  • For Certified Residential level, one of the following is required:
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. An alternative to the education requirement is also available: 5 years of experience, 5 years without any disciplinary action and completion of specific additional education
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees
  • Bachelor degree in ANY field
  • Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Real Estate
  • Completion of 30 hours of (1) relevant coursework, or (2) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams (3) or some mix of both 

Colorado Appraiser Education Requirements:

  • 150 hours for the State Licensed 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), 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 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 Real Property Appraiser education AND:  General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • State Licensed Appraiser – 1000 hours in 6 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 1500 hours in 12 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in 18 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

Colorado Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • For initial licenses issued on or after July 1 of any year, there shall be no continuing education appraiser class requirement as a condition of renewal of such initial license that expires December 31 of the year of issue. For initial licenses issued before July 1 of any year, there shall be an obligation to complete 14 hours of continuing education appraiser classes as a condition of renewal before the initial license expires on December 31 of the year of issue
  • Each applicant for renewal of a license shall complete at least 42 classroom hours of real estate appraisal continuing education during the three year period preceding expiration of the appraiser license to be renewed
  • The 7-hour USPAP Update course or its equivalent must be taken every other year
  • NOTE:  It is advisable to check with the appropriate Colorado Regulatory Agencies to confirm program/course work will satisfy initial or renewal licensing or certification of that agency

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