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GEORGIA Appraiser Continuing Education Courses

Are you interested in appraiser continuing education credit?

Georgia MLS Training Institute offers a wide variety of GREC-approved online courses that can be completed from the comfort of your home or office. These professionally developed courses contain information that is essential for you to maintain a successful appraisal career. Learning at your own pace has never been so affordable and convenient!

A total of 14 hours of continuing education credit is required for each yearly renewal period. Effective 2003, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board (GREAB) require that appraisers complete a 7-hour national USPAP course, or its equivalent, every two years.

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NEW!!   2014-2015 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $129.00

This course focuses on the changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for 2014-2015 as set forth by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. Also included are appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice, and common USPAP violations. This course is a required update for all appraisers and must be taken every two years. USPAP Manual provided in eBook (PDF) format.

The 2014-2015 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course will expire on December 31, 2015. The Appraisal Foundation will release a new version of USPAP (2016-2017) on January 1, 2015. In order to receive credit for the 2014-2015 version, you must complete the course within your enrollment period and no later than December 31, 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The USPAP course is only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (32 bit) or greater and, therefore, will only work with Microsoft Windows operating systems.



NEW!!   Appraisal Review of Residential Properties Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00
Define appraisal review and applicable USPAP rules along with common errors and shortcomings found by appraisal reviewers. Examine USPAP Standards 1 – 3, with a focus on Standard 3, and applicable guidance offered by the Appraisal Standards Board. Review common mortgage industry appraisal forms and appraisal review forms that may be used in a review assignment. Learn best practices for a reviewer when developing opinions and conclusions regarding the quality of another appraiser’s work.

NEW!!   Challenging Assignments for Residential Appraisers Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00
Gain an understanding of the scope of work and the complexities involved in appraising mixed-use, unusual, income-producing and one-of-a kind properties. Examine various challenging assignment case studies.

NEW!!   Covering all the Bases in Residential Reporting Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00
Explore valuable appraisal reporting practices beginning with a review of select Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) reporting obligations, through completion of the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) form as well as compliance requirements for the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). Review key reporting areas necessary for completing a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) and other appraisal and evaluation forms. Learn the art of effective communication through concise narrative commentary for various appraisal situations.



NEW!!   Defensible Appraising Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00

Today’s world requires appraisers to be keenly aware of the expectations of their clients and the compliance obligations required by appraisal regulatory bodies. Recent events of financial turmoil have caused appraisal regulatory agencies and those who use appraisal services to expand or amplify their quality standards. Take an all-encompassing look at best practices for appraisers to recognize and meet those expectations. Learn possible liabilities for appraisers including the appraisal review process and common areas of deficiencies and inadequacies in the appraisal process. Review both acceptable and unacceptable practices related to USPAP compliance, including identifying the problem through the reporting process.



NEW!!   FHA and VA Today Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00

Learn the requirements to become an FHA Roster Appraiser and a VA Fee Panel Appraiser. The FHA lending program has undergone recent changes that significantly affect FHA appraisal procedures, including acknowledging the growing trend in green building. Understand the most current FHA appraisal requirements, including inspection and reporting. Learn the present practices in performing valuation services that are in compliance with VA protocol. Real property appraising is ever changing and requires the appraiser to be proactive and aware of the changing requirements. This course also provides resources to help you stay abreast of continuing updates to the FHA program.



NEW!!   Foreclosure Basics for Appraisers Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00
With the recent real estate crisis, foreclosures have become a hot topic. Learn how predatory lending and fraud schemes have led to a more volatile housing market; and the necessary background information to understand why foreclosures have become more prevalent in most markets. Gain an understanding of the steps appraisers take when determining a value range for foreclosed properties by analyzing comparables and market data. Learn the difference between “As Is”, “Repaired” and other approaches to value often used when appraising foreclosed or short sale properties. Become familiar with the appraisal report forms used when dealing with foreclosed properties, new legislation developed in response to the real estate crisis, and current concerns for appraisers.

NEW!!   Green in Residences and Appraisals Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00
The environment is of major concern today. Green construction, green energy and green living are hot topics. Real estate agents and appraisers need to understand the basics about “green” as it applies to real estate. Learn how the various systems in a house work independently and in concert to make a house more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Review the elements of green materials and techniques, as well as relevant property characteristics that affect value and the appraisal of the value. Learn what to look for when inspecting the interior and exterior of an environmentally friendly property.

NEW!!   Methodology and Application in Sales Comparison Enroll Online  
Vendor: Hondros Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $65.00
Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach in residential appraisals. Learn how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply when the sales comparison approach is used. Understand the developmental steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation. Familiarize yourself with accepted methodology and techniques used in the sales comparison approach. Review relevant case studies and discussions related to the use of the sales comparison approach in special situations.

Real Estate Math Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 3.00
Price: $30.00
Covers math calculations involved in property measurement, commissions, return on investments, capitalization, loans, property cost and price. The course presents easy-to-remember formulas and numerous practice problems.

Tax Free Exchanges Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 3.00
Price: $30.00
Covers the basics of a tax-free exchange of residential investment property. Topics covered include requirements of a tax free exchange, types of exchanges and the methods for transferring title when an exchange takes place.

Georgia Basic Real Estate Finance Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 6.00
Price: $50.00
Get the answers to questions about finance without having to ask a loan officer!

Methods of Residential Financing Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 6.00
Price: $50.00
All the various forms of residential real estate financing, including conventional, FHA, VA Loans, loan assumptions, purchase money mortgages, alternative financing are explained in this course. Lessons are also included on legislation relating to financing.

Pricing Property to Sell Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 6.00
Price: $50.00
Presents methods and principles for pricing property. Covers pricing compared to appraisal, basic concepts of pricing property, principles of value, approaches to pricing property and application of the market data and replacement cost methods.

A URAR Form Review Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 7.00
Price: $75.00
The course will instruct students in detail how to fill out the new Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). This course provides the student with the guidelines and direction to create URAR reports which are in compliance with USPAP.

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 14.00
Price: $115.00
Provides an introductory understanding of fundamental concepts of appraising. Focuses on the valuation of vacant land parcels and the development of the cost approach. Develops your skills by creating a current cost estimate using market extraction, interview techniques, and information provided by professional cost data sources. Covers the origin of the appraisal assignment to a final value estimate using various cost approach applications.

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 14.00
Price: $115.00
Covers the relationship between market analysis and highest and best use. Learn how to find the information you need to make a highest and best use decision and how to interpret the information you find. Provides information on how to read and map a market area for a subject property and discover the essential links between market analysis, highest and best use analysis, and the three approaches to value (cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization).

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies Enroll Online  
Vendor: OnCourse Learning
Credit Hours: 14.00
Price: $115.00
This course demonstrates practical writing exercises necessary to produce convincing appraisal reports in daily practice. Participants will practice writing effective narrative comments for form appraisal reports and learn how to explain valuation procedures and conclusions to users of reports. The techniques applied in this course are useful in real-life situations.


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