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Every two years Appraisers are required to take 28 hours of Appraisal continuing education that includes 7 hours of USPAP Update. Sign up before you expire!
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Texas Appraisal Continuing Education

Champions School of Real Estate Catalog Continuing education is not just a requirement from the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, it is your chance to connect with other industry professionals and learn what is happening in the industry and where the industry is headed.

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28-Hour Licensed & Certified Program
Includes textbook and a copy of USPAP and FNMA guidelines! (LEARN MORE)
$369

28-Hour Licensed & Certified Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Pick and choose from the list of courses that can be done in the classroom for continuing education credit. These courses can be taken in four consecutive days or can be taken individually to meet your continuing education requirements. If taken consecutively, the 28 hours will be completed in the classroom. This program includes the textbook and a copy of the USPAP and FNMA guidelines. The program price for all 28 hours is $369, a savings of $88!

PROGRAM OUTLINE:
  • 2014-2015 National USPAP Update - 7 hours
  • Residential Reporting: Hitting All of the Bases - 7 hours
  • Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 14 hours

28-Hour Licensed & Certified Online Program
Complete your Appraisal CE requirements in one weekend! (LEARN MORE)
$385

28-Hour Licensed & Certified Online Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Choose the Renewal Program online for Continuing Education credit. These courses are true online courses with all material being presented online. Purchase the program containing the courses in the list below to meet your Appraisal Continuing Education needs for $385, a savings of $60.

TEXAS APPRAISER Program OUTLINE:
  • 7-Hours 2014-2015 National USPAP Update
  • 7-Hours Appraisal Review of Residential Properties
  • 7-Hours Challenging Assignments for Residential Appraisers
  • 7-Hours Covering All the Bases in Residential Reporting
  • 7-Hours Foreclosure Basics for Appraisers
  • 7-Hours Green in Residences and Appraisals
  • 7-Hours Methodology and Applications of Sales Comparison
Individual Courses

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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2014-2015 National USPAP Update

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This USPAP course encompasses the National USPAP Course Module materials and is instructed by an AQB Certified USPAP instructor as required by the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB). The course offers hands-on real life situations studied in this course give you the real meaning of professional standards, the code of ethics, and your obligations under the law. You will receive the latest edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to keep for your use. Also included are copies of the Federal Financial Institutions Standards and, the latest Appraisal Standards Board Advisory Opinions.

This course includes pre-tests, chapter reviews, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Study Latest Edition of USPAP
  • History, Professionalism, Valuation and Appraisal Practice
  • Preamble and Structure of USPAP
  • USPAP Definitions and Rules
  • Standards 1-10
  • Statements on Appraisal Standards
  • Advisory Opinions
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Today's FHA and VA
Gain an understanding of the present need for FHA and VA programs.
7 Hours Appraisal Continuing Education Credit
TREC MCE # 07-00-126-28154
Appraisal Class - Today's FHA and VA Classroom Classroom

$129

Appraisal 4, Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course teaches what every student needs to know about depreciation and site valuation. Most appraisal reports require the appraiser to do the cost approach that includes site valuation and depreciation of subject property. This course is extremely important because it teaches the student how to properly complete the cost approach.

This course includes pre-tests, chapter reviews, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Land and Site Valuation
  • Overview and Estimation of Cost New
  • Estimation of Accrued Depreciation
  • Case Studies of the Cost Approach and Site Valuation
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Appraisal 5, Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will teach the student how to analyze data and present that information into an opinion of value to the customer. The course will also teach matched comparison analysis and how to do research and verification of commercial sales data.

This course includes pre-tests, chapter reviews, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Valuation and Sales Comparison
  • Assembling And Verifying the Data
  • Selecting Comparable Sales
  • Adjusting Comparable Sales
  • Final Sales Comparison Analysis
  • The Income Approach to Appraisal
  • Investor Considerations
  • Income Capitalization
  • Final Income Approach Analysis
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Appraisal 6, Advanced Residential Case Studies

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will teach the student the student how to properly report appraisals, the correct forms to use and the best techniques and tool available in the field. Each student will get to partticipate in mock appraisals.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Theories and techniques used in the appraisal field
  • Hands-on examples of residential forms and reports
  • Appraisal process procedures
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Appraisal 7, Residential Report Writing
Demonstrate basic knowledge of data usage, how to select and perform sales comparisons, how to properly fill out various forms, USPAP rules and other guidelines.
14 Hours Appraisal CE Credit
TREC MCE # 15-00-064-24326
Appraisal Class - Residential Report Writing (Classroom) Classroom

$199

Statistics, Modeling, and Finance

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Develop a basic understanding of important statistics and analysis and how to apply them to homes. Learn about models and real estate financing and gain an understanding of payments and balances according to real estate law.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Statistics overview and applications
  • Modeling
  • Financial payments and balances
  • Case Studies
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Mastering Unique & Complex Property Appraisal
Better understand how an assignment can become complex and considerations of appraiser competency.
18 Hours Appraisal CE Credit
Appraisal Class - Mastering Unique & Complex Property Appraisal (Classroom) Classroom

$249

Appraisal Review of Residential Properties

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course provides an overview of appraisal review and a discussion of applicable USPAP Rules, along with illustration of common errors and shortcomings commonly found by reviewers. STANDARD 3 is fully discussed along with applicable guidance offered by the Appraisal Standards Board. The course continues with an overview of the STANDARDS 1 and 2 appraisal development and reporting obligations. Finally, common mortgage industry appraisal and appraisal review forms are illustrated and discussed from a review perspective. Throughout, the course especially emphasizes best practices for a reviewer when developing opinions and conclusions regarding the quality of another appraiser’s work.

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FHA and VA Today
Benefit from this course's detailed review of FHA property and appraisal requirements.
7 Hours Appraisal Continuing Education Credit
Appraisal Class - FHA and VA Today Online Online

$109

Covering All the Bases in Residential Reporting

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

In this course, we will explore valuable appraisal reporting practices. The course begins with a review of select USPAP reporting obligations and concludes with a comprehensive study of effective communication through composition of concise narrative commentary for numerous appraisal situations.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Review of select USPAP reporting obligations
  • Review URAR reporting form
  • Compliance requirements of the Uniform Automated Dataset (UAD)
  • Overview of key reporting areas necessary for the completion of other appraial forms
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Defensible Appraising
An all-encompassing course designed to provide a comprehensive look at best practices for appraisers in order to recognize and meet high quality expectations
7 Hours Appraisal Continuing Education Credit
Appraisal Class - Defensible Appraising Online Online

$109

Green in Residences and Appraisals

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Green construction, green energy, and green living are key topics about the environment for everyone today. For real estate agents and appraisers, the first step is to understand basics about green as it applies to real estate. A home is made up of many different systems and real estate professionals need to understand how they work together and independently to make a home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. In this course on the appraisal of green residences, we will study the basic concepts about green as it applies to real estate and the appraisal of property value, primarily regarding residential property. We will review the elements of green materials and techniques, as well as relevant property characteristics that affect value. We will also cover what to look for when inspecting the interior and exterior of a home, including any related adjustments and the effect of green.

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Methodology and Applications of Sales Comparison

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach in residential appraisal assignments. The course begins with how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply to an assignment in which the sales comparison approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation. As part of the progression, you will become acquainted with accepted methodology and techniques that can be applied in the assignment using the sales comparison approach. Included and emphasized, through numerous illustrations and application case studies, are choosing comparable data, derivation and application of adjustments for various elements, derivation and application of rates of capitalization, and the logic and rationale applied during reconciliation. Also included is a discussion about using the sales comparison approach in special situations.

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3-Hour UAD Software Training

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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The Uniform Appraisal Dataset from Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac
This online webinar is designed to give an overview of the new Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) for our residential appraisers through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. NOT FOR CREDIT
Appraisal Class - Uniform Appraisal Dataset from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Online Webinar Online

$30

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