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How do I become an Appraisal Apprentice?
To become an apprentice, you must complete the first three courses: QE-1Basic Appraisal Principles, QE-2 Basic Appraisal Procedures, and QE-3 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Upon completion of these courses you will be able to start your apprenticeship! HP 10B II calculator recommended.
How do I upgrade to become a Licensed Appraiser?
To become an License Level Appraiser, you must complete the next four courses QE-4 Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, QE-5 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach, QE-6 Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, and QE-7 Residential Report Writing and you will be ready for the state exam and your appraisal license! HP 10B II calculator recommended.
Licensed Level Appraisers can perform appraisals of noncomplex one to four residential units having a transaction value less than one million dollars and complex one to four residential units and nonresidential appraisals having a transaction value less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.
How do I upgrade to become a Certified Residential Appraiser?
To upgrade to the Certified Residential Level you must complete the next three courses QE-8 Statistics Modeling & Finance, QE-9 Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies, and QE-E Mastering Unique and Complex Property Appraisals and you will be ready to upgrade to the Certified Residential level! Just be sure you have enough experience and education before applying to the state for the exam.
In addition to the
200 hours of classroom instruction, you will need an Associate's Degree
or at least 21 hours of the following college coursework: English
Composition, Principles of Economics (Micro or Macro), Finance,
Algebra/Geometry/or Higher Mathematics, Statistics, Introduction to
Computers, Word Processing/Spreadsheets and Business or Real Estate Law.
Certified Residential Appraisers can perform appraisals of one to four residential units without regard to transaction value or complexity and nonresidential appraisals with a transaction value less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.
How do I upgrade to become a Certified General Appraiser?
To upgrade to the Certified General Level you must complete the next six courses QE-10 General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use, QE-11 General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach, QE-12 General Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach, QE-13 General Appraiser Income Approach, QE-14 General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies, and QE-E2 Topic to be Determined and you will be ready to upgrade to the Certified General level! Just be sure you have enough experience and education before applying to the state for the exam. The following course is pending approval: QE-13.
In addition to the300
hours of classroom instruction, you will need a Bachelor's Degree or at
least 30 hours of the following college coursework: English Composition,
Principles of Economics (Micro or Macro), Finance, Algebra/Geometry/or
Higher Mathematics, Statistics, Introduction to Computers, Word
Processing/Spreadsheets and Business or Real Estate Law, Two Electives
in Accounting, Geography, Agricultural Economics, Business Management or
Certified General Appraisers can perform appraisals of all types of
How many hours of continuing education do I need and how often must I complete it?
All South Carolina appraisers must 28 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Appraisal continuing education is available both in the classroom and online! If you're looking for our online appraisal continuing education classes, click here.
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What other appraisal certifications can I obtain?
You can earn another avenue of appraisal income with the BCMHV Certification. With this certification you can appraise manufactured/mobile homes! This course provides the necessary background you will need to appraise manufactured housing! The BCMHV (Board Certified Manufactured Housing Valuation) Certification Course teaches you the specific details required in order to properly perform an appraisal for a manufactured home, as well as the methodology of completing the National Appraisal System (NAS) forms, including the Certificate of Value!
The analysis and valuation of the manufactured housing unit, in some areas, is substantially different from traditional real estate appraisal, but can be performed by a real estate appraiser with the proper education. Many real estate appraisers find manufactured housing appraisal a welcome addition to their practice. THIS IS THE ONLY CERTIFICATION COURSE BACKED BY NADA DATA!
Two courses are available: Manufactured Housing Valuation Certification and the Manufactured Housing Valuation Recertification course. TO REGISTER: www.appraisemanufacturedhousing.com
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Keep up with the requirements!
For appraisers to keep abreast of the changes in the industry on both the state and federal level it is critical that appraisal practitioners to check periodically the LLR Real Estate Appraisers Board website.
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