California Appraiser
Qualifying Education (QE) Classes

Champions Now Offers Real Estate Appraiser Qualifying Education (QE) in California!

Prepare for a career in Real Estate Appraisal with a complete California qualifying education Program designed to help you succeed. Our appraiser courses will take you from the basic principles to the complex concepts you will need to understand to satisfy the California appraiser licensing requirements.

In compliance with the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) and the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB), any person wanting to obtain an Appraisal License must complete the required education, submit an application and pass a national examination. Full licensing and educational requirements for a Trainee License, Residential License, Certified Residential License and Certified General License can be found here.

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The following Appraisal QE programs are approved and available to students seeking an Appraisal license in California. Depending on state approvals and licensing requirements, some programs may not be all inclusive. Please read each program description for additional information before purchasing.

204-Hour
State Certified Residential Appraiser Program

$2098$3008
SAVE $910
This Package Includes:
  • 2020-2021 USPAP
  • Appraisal 1 - 6
  • Residential Report Writing & Case Studies
  • Specialized Residential Appraisal Topics
  • Statistics, Modeling, & Finance
  • Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee
  • 204 TREC Credit Hours
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154-Hour
Licensed Residential Appraiser Program

$1529$2281
SAVE $752
This Package Includes:
  • 2020-2021 USPAP
  • Appraisal 1 - 5
  • Residential Report Writing & Case Studies
  • Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee
  • Appraisal Exam Prep (Live Broadcast Only)
  • 154 TREC Credit Hours
  • FREE Printed Books or PDFs (Classroom/Live Only)
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The following Appraisal QE courses are approved and available to students seeking an Appraisal license in California. For additional information on each course, click the title to view the course description.

2020-2021 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

Gain an understanding of the application of USPAP in real world scenarios.

This 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course is an approved course for satisfying the Appraiser Qualifications Board’s real property qualifying education requirements. The contents of USPAP is fully explored, utilizing numerous, compelling case examples that enable the student to understand the application of USPAP in real world scenarios, along with assessment opportunities to challenge the student throughout the course. Upon completion of this course, students will have a solid understanding of how USPAP applies to appraisal practice and an appraiser’s development and reporting obligations within the USPAP appraisal process.

  • Approval #2010601039 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #1910601030 (Online)
  • 15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Basic Residential Appraisal Principles

An overview of real property appraisal concepts and case studies.

The Basic Residential Appraisal Principles course provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal. Through theory, case studies, and examples, this course offers practical application of appraisal principles.

  • Approval #2010601037 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #1610601008 (Online)
  • 30 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Basic Residential Appraisal Procedures

An overview of Real Estate Appraisal valuation procedures.

The Basic Residential Appraisal Procedures course provides an overview of real estate appraisal valuation procedures, approaches to value, property description, residential and commercial applications, residential construction and home inspection, as well as basic appraisal math. Examples are presented throughout to assist the student with understanding essential concepts. A calculator is recommended for this course.

  • Approval #1610601009 (Online)
  • 30 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use

Learn to properly collect, analyze, and understand market data.

Identifying and analyzing market forces affecting the buyers' and sellers' behavior is key to understanding and reporting values. This course is designed to give students the tools needed to properly collect and analyze market data. Markets, sub-markets, market segmentation, supply side analysis, demand analysis and the importance of market analysis to the appraisal process are covered in the first half of this course. The second half focuses on the theory of Highest and Best Use. The two-step analysis along with the four tests for Highest and Best Use are covered in detail. Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course. An exam is given at the completion of the course for students requesting pre-certification credit.

  • Approval #1610601011 (Online)
  • 15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach

An overview of the various methodologies for performaing residential site valuation and developing the cost approach.

This course will help students gain valuable insight and a working knowledge of the various theories and methodologies for performing residential site valuation and developing the cost approach in appraisal practice. Various costing methods will be discussed and applications of the cost approach in residential appraising will be examined. The important distinction between Replacement Cost New and Reproduction Cost New will be discussed, along with an in-depth look at accepted methods for estimating accrued depreciation.

  • Approval #1610601012 (Online)
  • 15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

Learn about the development and application of the sales comparison and income approaches in residential appraisal assignments.

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach and the income 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 and/or income approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation. As part of the progression, the student will become acquainted with accepted methodology and techniques that can be applied in the assignment using the sales comparison and/or income approaches. 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 an introduction to the HP 12c financial calculator as well as a discussion about using the sales comparison and income approaches in special situations.

  • Approval #1610601013 (Online)
  • 30 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies

Learn how to approach inevitable challenging residential appraisal assignments.

Too often, the residential appraiser can become locked in the mindset that appraisal assignments can only be completed using traditional methods learned as part of the appraiser's basic knowledge. Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies addresses the inevitable challenging residential appraisal assignment that you will face either occasionally or even frequently. These assignments are often identified as properties that are complex in nature, ones for which there is a lack of ideal data, have unique improvements, or innumerable other challenging circumstances. In such cases, traditional appraisal methods may not work or at least, not work the same way as in a commonplace appraisal assignment.

  • Approval #1610601016 (Online)
  • 15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (QE)

An overview of USPAP rules and residential report writing options permitted by STANDARD 2.

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies is deeply rooted in appraisal professional standards and best practices of an appraiser when communicating the opinions and conclusions of a residential appraisal. The course commences with a detailed discussion of USPAP Rules and the reporting options permitted by STANDARD 2. Appraisal writing skills are then discussed along with several examples of how the reasoning of an appraiser is expressed in typical appraisal reporting situations. The most common residential appraisal reporting form, the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR), will be fully illustrated along with the requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). The course concludes with an overview of several of the most common residential appraisal forms. Within each section of the course are numerous compelling case studies to assist reinforcement of learning. Finally, common reporting issues are explored to illustrate the level of detail required in appraisal commentary so that appraisal reports are clear and not misleading (or fraudulent). The current version of USPAP is recommended for reference during the course.

  • Approval #1610601014 (Online)
  • 15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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Statistics, Modeling, and Finance

Gain an understanding of the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling.

Statistics, Modeling, and Finance is designed to provide students both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today's residential appraiser. This course outlines terminology and basic principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. In addition, the course presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.

  • Approval #1610601015 (Online)
  • 15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Online course is taken via a 3rd-party provider

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