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Upcoming Appraiser CE Courses by Date

Individual courses are below. To view course packages, visit the CE packages page. 

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours License
Type
Price   Details
Jul 23 – Jul 23 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00
Only 3 Seats Remaining
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Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, July 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, July 23, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Jul 23 – Jul 23 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00
Only 3 Seats Remaining
 Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, July 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, July 23, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Aug 06 – Aug 06 Analyzing Market Trends Using Excel Live Online Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $118.00
Only 4 Seats Remaining
 Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your appraisal continuing education.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Market Analysis is a very important step in the appraisal process. This course will review major concepts of the market analysis process including supply and demand factors. Relying on charts and statistics from the MLS systems and other services requires competency and knowledge of how the data was gathered and processed. Appraisers are required by USPAP to be competent in the analytical methods used during the appraisal process. Using real data, students will be able to understand how to gather data, analyze data, and draw conclusions for the neighborhood. Students will understand how seasonal, increasing, and decreasing markets work and display in the statistical analysis of a market area.

Each student will gain a better understanding of analyzing different aspects of the market including:

  • Seasonal anomalies in markets
  • Absorption Rates
  • Oversupply and undersupply conclusions
  • Impact of outliers
  • Supporting market conditions adjustments
  • Reporting Market Conditions

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, August 06, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, August 06, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Aug 12 – Aug 12 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Thu, August 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Thu, August 12, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Aug 12 – Aug 12 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Thu, August 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Thu, August 12, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Aug 17 – Aug 17 Minnesota Supervisor-Trainee Appraiser Live Online Class (6-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 6
Appraiser CE $89.00
Only 3 Seats Remaining
 Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your real estate licensing exam.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative for ensuring the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

The recent rebound of the real estate market has been a welcome sight for the appraisal profession. It is the crucial responsibility of supervisory appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers to enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria requires that both supervisory and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. Minnesota has adopted criteria that exceed the minimum AQB requirements, and this course addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Minnesota with regard to supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit. A short history of the profession is followed by the structure of the entities that oversee appraisers, including The Appraisal Foundation, The Appraisal Subcommittee, and state regulatory bodies.

Students will understand the requirements for licensing levels and the use of trainees for Fannie Mae, FHA, and lender assignments. Also addressed are the USPAP requirements that apply to assignments involving more than one appraiser.

A proctored final exam must be successfully completed to receive credit for this course.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it

This course is intended for continuing education credit. If you are enrolling for pre-licensing instead, visit our trainee page.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Tue, August 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Tue, August 17, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Aug 20 – Aug 20 Appraising Today's Energy-Efficient Homes Live Online Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your real estate licensing exam.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Find your new niche!

Understanding the real estate market as it relates to green building has made it more challenging to complete appraisals. With the increasing popularity of high-performance homes, you must become educated about the environment and the conservation of energy. Learn what’s changing in the real estate industry regarding these important topics.

In this instructor-led live online course, you will begin by learning what energy efficiency really means, why energy efficiency is important, and how to identify energy efficiencies. Once that base knowledge is gained, you will learn about the challenges of appraising energy-efficient homes, as well as the necessary knowledge and experience needed to appraise those types of properties. Next, you will learn how to identify different types of energy-efficient homes and what makes these homes energy-efficient. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to explain the two types of energy audits and discuss energy assessments. Finally, the course will wrap up with a discussion of the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.

Topics include:

  • What does energy efficient really mean?
  • Appraiser challenges to appraising energy-efficient homes
  • Types of energy-efficient construction
  • What is an energy audit?
  • Appraisal Report Form 820.04: Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, August 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, August 20, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Aug 27 – Aug 27 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, August 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, August 27, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Aug 27 – Aug 27 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, August 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, August 27, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Sep 08 – Sep 09 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Live Online Class (15-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 15
Appraiser CE $329.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your real estate licensing exam.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

This is the 15-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course of The Appraisal Foundation. The 15-Hour National USPAP Course focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course is unique in that it is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

This course is designed to aid appraisers seeking competency in USPAP, in all areas of appraisal practice including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

The course material emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. Specific responsibilities of the appraiser with regard to impartiality are explored in detail.

In addition to lectures, the course includes illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers encounter in everyday practice. These examples address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property, personal property, and business or intangible assets, and in appraisal review.

Each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and Index which provide the framework for the course and are referred to throughout the course.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real estate appraiser certification programs.

This course provides at least 14 hours (50 minutes/hour) of instruction in USPAP and a one-hour examination.

Virtual exam proctoring now included! Once you have completed all your coursework, you may schedule your final exam with our qualified virtual proctors.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Wed, September 08, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Wed, September 08, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #3: Thu, September 09, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #4: Thu, September 09, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time
Sep 10 – Sep 10 Minnesota Supervisor-Trainee Appraiser Live Online Class (6-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 6
Appraiser CE $89.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your real estate licensing exam.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative for ensuring the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

The recent rebound of the real estate market has been a welcome sight for the appraisal profession. It is the crucial responsibility of supervisory appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers to enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria requires that both supervisory and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. Minnesota has adopted criteria that exceed the minimum AQB requirements, and this course addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Minnesota with regard to supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit. A short history of the profession is followed by the structure of the entities that oversee appraisers, including The Appraisal Foundation, The Appraisal Subcommittee, and state regulatory bodies.

Students will understand the requirements for licensing levels and the use of trainees for Fannie Mae, FHA, and lender assignments. Also addressed are the USPAP requirements that apply to assignments involving more than one appraiser.

A proctored final exam must be successfully completed to receive credit for this course.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it

This course is intended for continuing education credit. If you are enrolling for pre-licensing instead, visit our trainee page.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, September 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, September 10, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Sep 24 – Sep 24 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, September 24, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, September 24, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Sep 24 – Sep 24 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, September 24, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, September 24, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Oct 01 – Oct 01 Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies Live Online Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $118.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your real estate licensing exam.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adjustment conclusion.

We all understand that the premise associated with the sales comparison approach is that an appraiser can establish market value through a study of the subject property and other competing properties. Then the appraiser makes allowances for differences between the subject property and the comparable properties. These allowances will be applied in the form of adjustments. Therefore, the formation of adjustments is essential to the accuracy of the sales comparison approach. Furthermore, the explanation of how the adjustment was realized is essential information that allows the reader to fully understand the logic and not be misled.

This course will unlock the mystery behind making adjustments and give you a fundamental understanding of how to make adjustments for the sales comparison approach to value.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying when an adjustment is required
  • How to properly determine an adjustment amount
  • To what degree must an adjustment be applied
  • Using appraiser judgment and experience
  • Types of transactional adjustments
  • Types of property adjustments
  • Units of comparison
  • Elements of comparison
  • Strategies applied to both residential and commercial appraising

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, October 01, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, October 01, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Oct 15 – Oct 15 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, October 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, October 15, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Oct 15 – Oct 15 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, October 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, October 15, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Oct 27 – Oct 27 Introduction to Litigation and Expert Witness Testimony Live Online Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $118.00

One way for an appraiser to increase service offerings is to become an expert witness who can testify in court. In this course, students will learn about litigation work and why they might consider it. The different types of litigation assignments, such as condemnation, divorce, and bankruptcy, will be discussed. The instructor will also explain how appraisers can qualify to become expert witnesses, as well as how to work with attorneys.

Once appraisers are ready to become expert witnesses, they will need to understand the proper way to prepare an appraisal for this purpose, as well as how to review the opposing side’s appraisal. Finally, the course will address testifying in court, including how to prepare, what to wear, how to respond to questions, and testifying tips and best practices.

Topics Include:

  • What is litigation work, and why do I want to do it?
  • Types of litigation assignments
  • Qualifying as an expert witness
  • Working with attorneys
  • Preparing the appraisal
  • The opposing side’s appraisal
  • Testifying in court

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to obtain your appraisal continuing education.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Wed, October 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Wed, October 27, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Jason Letman
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Nov 09 – Nov 09 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Tue, November 09, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Tue, November 09, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Nov 09 – Nov 09 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Tue, November 09, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Tue, November 09, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Nov 17 – Nov 17 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Live Online Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 3.75
Appraiser CE $59.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your real estate licensing exam.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Wed, November 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Dec 01 – Dec 01 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Wed, December 01, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Wed, December 01, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Dec 01 – Dec 01 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Wed, December 01, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Wed, December 01, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Dec 08 – Dec 08 Appraising Distinctive Residential Properties Live Online Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $118.00

Most appraisers have faced a difficult or distinctive residential property appraisal at some point in their careers.

These appraisal problems can take many twists and turns and create numerous challenges in reaching an opinion of value. In this course, we will look at some of the areas that provide these challenges and discuss the different directions available to the appraiser to problem solve. This class looks at how to use all three appraisal methods to assist in developing adjustments and explores how techniques used in one method can support a conclusion in a different method. Students will discuss distinctive property assignments and various solutions that may be available to determine value.

Topics Include:

  • Problem identification and solving
  • USPAP rules
  • Client and user considerations
  • Challenges in appraising distinctive properties
  • Case studies

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to obtain your appraisal continuing education.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Wed, December 08, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Wed, December 08, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Dec 17 – Dec 17 Analyzing Market Trends Using Excel Live Online Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $118.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your appraisal continuing education.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Market Analysis is a very important step in the appraisal process. This course will review major concepts of the market analysis process including supply and demand factors. Relying on charts and statistics from the MLS systems and other services requires competency and knowledge of how the data was gathered and processed. Appraisers are required by USPAP to be competent in the analytical methods used during the appraisal process. Using real data, students will be able to understand how to gather data, analyze data, and draw conclusions for the neighborhood. Students will understand how seasonal, increasing, and decreasing markets work and display in the statistical analysis of a market area.

Each student will gain a better understanding of analyzing different aspects of the market including:

  • Seasonal anomalies in markets
  • Absorption Rates
  • Oversupply and undersupply conclusions
  • Impact of outliers
  • Supporting market conditions adjustments
  • Reporting Market Conditions

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Fri, December 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Fri, December 17, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Dec 20 – Dec 20 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (USPAP Manual NOT Included) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $119.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Mon, December 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Mon, December 20, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Dec 20 – Dec 20 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Live Online Class (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $189.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to complete your continuing education hours.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

IMPORTANT: Per The Appraisal Foundation guidelines, you are required to have a video camera (webcam) for this class.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Mon, December 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Mon, December 20, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Class times are in Central Time.
Dec 21 – Dec 21 Minnesota Supervisor-Trainee Appraiser Live Online Class (6-Credit Hours) Online Day
Appraiser CE 6
Appraiser CE $89.00

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home or office! Live online courses make it more convenient than ever to study for your real estate licensing exam.

  • You get access to the same great Kaplan Real Estate Education content and instructors.
  • Our courses offer opportunities to engage with other students and your instructor.
  • As an added bonus, you can learn anywhere you have internet access!*

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative for ensuring the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

The recent rebound of the real estate market has been a welcome sight for the appraisal profession. It is the crucial responsibility of supervisory appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers to enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria requires that both supervisory and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. Minnesota has adopted criteria that exceed the minimum AQB requirements, and this course addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Minnesota with regard to supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit. A short history of the profession is followed by the structure of the entities that oversee appraisers, including The Appraisal Foundation, The Appraisal Subcommittee, and state regulatory bodies.

Students will understand the requirements for licensing levels and the use of trainees for Fannie Mae, FHA, and lender assignments. Also addressed are the USPAP requirements that apply to assignments involving more than one appraiser.

A proctored final exam must be successfully completed to receive credit for this course.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it

This course is intended for continuing education credit. If you are enrolling for pre-licensing instead, visit our trainee page.

*For additional information on supported devices, please visit www.kapre.com/company/system-requirements.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Tue, December 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (America/Chicago)
  • #2: Tue, December 21, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (America/Chicago)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol