Qualifying Education (QE) Classes
Champions Now Offers Real Estate Appraiser Qualifying Education (QE) in Maryland!
Prepare for a career in Real Estate Appraisal with a complete Maryland 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 Maryland appraiser licensing requirements.
In compliance with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB), any person wanting to obtain an Appraisal License must complete the required education, submit an application and past a national examination. Full licensing and educational requirements for a Trainee License, Real Estate Appraisal License, Certified Residential License and Certified General License can be found here.
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Appraiser License Programs
Choose a Program to Enroll
The following Appraisal QE programs are approved and available to students seeking an Appraisal license in Maryland. 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
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79-Hour Appraiser Trainee Program (Live)
- 15-Hour USPAP
- 30-Hour Basic Appraisal Principles
- 30-Hour Basic Appraisal Procedures
- 4-Hour Supervisor-Trainee Course for Texas
- FREE Books / PDFs Included
- 79 TREC Credit Hours
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150-Hour State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser Program
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Make a Selection Below to Get Started
The following Appraisal QE courses are approved and available to students seeking an Appraisal license in Maryland. For additional information on each course, click the title to view the course description.
2022-2023 15-Hour National USPAP Course15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
Gain an understanding of the application of USPAP in real world scenarios.
Familiarize yourself with the 2020-2021 Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course explores changes to the 2020-2021 version of USPAP, dives into demanding and complex appraisal problems, and provides insights into how to confidently put forth property appraisals that adhere to USPAP standards
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Basic Appraisal Principles30 Credit Hours (TALCB)
Take an in-depth look at how real property concepts, characteristics, and legal descriptions influence real estate values. This is a foundational course for other advanced appraisal courses. It summarizes the educational requirements for appraisers, explains the characteristics of a market, and summarizes the process of market analysis.
Basic Appraisal Procedures30 Credit Hours (TALCB)
An overview of Real Estate Appraisal valuation procedures.
Continue to establish your foundation for the appraisal profession by learning the steps for appraising all types of real property. This course reviews the three approaches to value (the Cost Approach, Sales Comparison Approach, and the Income Capitalization Approach) and explores real-world examples of each approach to value.
Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
Learn to properly collect, analyze, and understand market data.
Market analysis and highest and best use are key elements involved in a credible real property valuation. This course will give you the tools and insights needed to expand your knowledge in these critical analyses. It reviews the basics of analysis, including definitions and terminology, boosts your knowledge of common methodologies used to extract information from the market, and explores the concept of highest and best use and the theory of consistent use.
Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
Explore the fundamentals of site valuation and cost approach with course content designed to meet the requirements of the Appraisal Qualifications Board as part of the required Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. This course fulfills one of the elements of the AQB’s Required Core Curriculum for Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification and the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification.
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches30 Credit Hours (TALCB)
Cover the basics of income property principles that affect the appraisal of residential properties. With this course, you will expand your knowledge of the two primary approaches used to value real property, boost your knowledge on the principles of income capitalization, and set a foundation for more advanced general appraiser classes.
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
Designed to comply with the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, this course is structured around four specialized areas of appraisal practice: complex property appraisal, market analysis, challenges in the sales comparison approach, and highest and best use analysis. This course provides a thorough explanation of complex properties, reviews the COMPETENCY RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE aspects of USPAP, explains the valuation process and reporting process for complex properties, and examines 15 advanced case studies that illustrate the practical application of each principle discussed.
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (QE)15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
An appraisal report is both the final step and a critical element in the appraisal process. Get up-to-speed on the techniques and procedures associated with writing a proper appraisal report and uncover the various reporting options available. Learn the foundational requirements for these reports, which are taken from USPAP and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD. You will also enhance your learning with interactive case studies on a single-family dwelling and a three-unit residential income property.
Statistics, Modeling, and Finance15 Credit Hours (TALCB)
From graphic analysis to measures of dispersion, this course takes you inside a range of topics relating to statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, and the principles of real estate finance as they apply to the appraisal profession. You will advance your skills through demonstrations of mathematical and valuation modeling, automated valuation models (AVMs), and linear and multiple regression analysis. Review the role of the Federal Reserve System and the history of financing in the United States. This course is structured to conform to the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the AQB.
Supervising the Trainee Appraiser: National Regulations and Responsibilities4 Credit Hours (TALCB)
A course that aims to assist in creating competent appraisers who promote and reinforce ethical appraisal practice.
The course commences with an overview of national and state appraisal regulatory bodies as well as a comprehensive discussion of the minimum AQB qualifying criteria for supervisory appraisers and the various appraiser classifications. Obligations of appraiser ethics and competency are also discussed with a focus on supervisory appraisers and trainees. The course concludes with specific roles and responsibilities of supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers, including a final chapter that serves as a best practices checklist, designed to ensure thorough and meaningful supervisory oversight, and best practice development by trainees in appraisal development and reporting.
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Set Your Appraiser License Education Course Schedule.
Online or in the Virtual Classroom!
Our ChampionsLive!™ virtual classrooms allow students to attend live classes remotely. In this format, classes will be live streamed via Zoom and students will be required to attend on set dates. This delivery method gives you the chance to ask questions and interact with instructors in real time. Each course has instructional assistants that answer questions during the lecture.
These courses are delivered through a third-party completely online without the use of any textbooks. Course material is presented in online modules along with multiple choice quizzes and exams. Students must be able to access the internet to take this course format. This method is ideal for people who need to attend remotely but still prefer a guided learning experience.
Please Note - This Delivery Method is only available for certain loan origination and appraisal courses.