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Become a West Virginia real estate appraiser with AQB-approved online appraisal courses

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All individual West Virginia 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 | 558WV014001

$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 | New License

SKU | 558WV019001

$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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West Virginia Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the West Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification 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.

West Virginia Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Apprentice
  • Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

West Virginia 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 (Apprentices are not required to take a state exam.)
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees

West Virginia Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 150 hours for the Apprentice 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)
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Real Estate Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Apprentice level
  • 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 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:

  • Apprentice– No experience required
  • Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 24 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

West Virginia Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All licenses expire September 30th annually
  • All appraisers are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education each year
  • The 7 hour USPAP Update course must be taken every two years
  • At least 7 hours of education must be taken in class

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