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Your hassle-free education solution for Montana appraisal license renewal. All courses are self-paced and available anytime, anywhere.

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14-Hour Renewal Package 1 with USPAP

$219.00

SKU | 553MT036002 Hours | 14

This package includes:
- 2020-2021 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions.
- A URAR Form Review - This course provides the student with the guidelines and direction to create URAR reports which are in compliance with USPAP.

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2020-2021 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

A URAR Form Review

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14-Hour Renewal Package 2 with USPAP

$219.00

SKU | 553MT037002 Hours | 14

This package includes:
- 2020-2021 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions.
- Appraisal Math and Statistics - This course covers appraisal mathematical functions including calculating area, appraisal statistics, and mathematics of finance.

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2020-2021 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

Appraisal Math and Statistics

Choose the Montana online appraisal CE courses that are right for you

All individual Montana appraisal CE courses are AQB-approved. Make completing your appraisal education requirements convenient with 24/7 access.

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2020-2021 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT20035001

$189.00
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Every 2 years appraisers must complete a USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) update course. This course fulfills that mandatory requirement. The course addresses both new issues and questions common to appraisers in the real estate industry.

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

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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT016001

$189.00
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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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Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT017001

$189.00
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Gain confidence in your appraisal valuation skills! This online appraisal course provides a more in-depth dive into appraisal valuation concepts and cost approach applications. You'll develop a stronger understanding of the cost approach process with step-by-step examples of applying this appraisal value method. Course highlights include: interview methods and tips, market extraction, and data sources from professional services. Prerequisities: Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures.

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Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 14

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT018001

$189.00
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Dive into residential market analysis with this online appraisal continuing education course. You'll get a deeper understanding of how to read, map and analyze a market area by applying highest and best use practices. Learn three approaches in appraisal valuation, including: sales comparison, cost and income capitalization. You'll gain insight into the connection between highest and best use analysis, market analysis, and the three approaches to real estate valuation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures.

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A URAR Form Review

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT013001

$99.00
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This online appraisal course provides you with a detailed walkthrough of how to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). You'll learn each step of the URAR process as the class guides you through the sections and necessary fields of the form. At completion of this appraisal CE course, you should have a full understanding of how to complete the URAR reports in compliance with USPAP.

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Income Capitalization Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT023001

$99.00
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This hands-on appraisal course, complete with exercises to better your understanding and retention, provides you with an overview of how the income approach to valuation works. Lessons include estimating income and expenses as well as estimating capitalization rates. This continuing education appraisal class covers both yield capitalization and direct capitalization.

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Appraisal Math and Statistics

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT020001

$99.00
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Having a true understanding of appraisal math is essential for your success as a real estate appraiser. This online appraisal course provides you with insight into key mathematical functions including the mathematics of finance, calculating area and statistics involved in appraisal.

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Sales Comparison Approach

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT030001

$99.00
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How does the property you are appraising stand up to recently sold properties in the same area? This appraisal course walks the student through the sales comparison approach to real estate appraisal. You'll learn the procedures recommended in the collection of data, as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. This hands-on online appraisal class includes multiple examples to help the student apply and retain the information.

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Cost Approach Overview

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 553MT022001

$99.00
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This introductory online appraisal continuing education course is a hands-on learning exercise explaining cost approach valuation and the methods included in calculating it. You'll learn ways to estimate depreciation and cost. The appraisal class includes various examples to ensure proper understanding and retention.

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Montana Appraisal License Requirements

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

Montana Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Trainee Appraiser
  • Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser 

Montana 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
  • Find an approved mentor for the Trainee Appraiser level
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees

Montana Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Trainee 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)
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Trainee Appraiser level 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)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Residential 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 Appraiser education AND:  Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)  

Experience Requirements:

  • Trainee Appraiser – No experience required
  • State Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 18 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months

Montana Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All appraiser licenses expire annually on March 31st   
  • Every other renewal, appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education courses
  • 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course 

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