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

Basic Appraisal Procedures

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

SKU | 558IA014001

$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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Iowa Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Iowa Division of Banking Real Estate Appraiser Board. 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.

Iowa Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Associate Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

Iowa Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • For Certified Residential level:  A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination (no exam requirement for the Associate Appraiser)
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees.

Iowa Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Associate 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)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 90 hours of Associate Appraiser education AND:  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) 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 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:

  • Associate Appraiser – No experience requirement
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 30 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

Iowa Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education each renewal cycle
  • Licensees renew every two years by July 30th
  • 7-hour USPAP Update course or its equivalent must be taken every other year

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