Start your appraisal education with a package that meets the trainee requirements. This appraisal package meets the state-required 75-hours of qualifying education necessary to get out there and start gaining field experience.
Allied’s 79-Hour Texas Real Estate Appraisal Trainee Package enables you to complete the hours needed to start your appraisal career and achieve trainee status. You’ll gain a solid background of the entire appraisal process, plus learn the generally-accepted standards of appraisal practice, as well as become well versed in the expectations of the supervisor and trainee appraiser in one all-inclusive package.
In this course, you will learn about the appraisal profession, including the regulatory and licensing agencies and the specific levels of real property appraiser classifications. You will distinguish among the real property concepts and characteristics. Legal considerations and economic principles will be reviewed, in addition to characteristics of the real estate markets. From this discussion, you will understand the how integral the markets are to real estate transactions.
In addition, you will examine the appraisal process, including the three main appraisal methods that are used to develop an opinion of value along with the highest and best use. You will learn how to inspect the subject property and how to identify items that an appraiser must consider when inspecting the exterior and interior of a property. The steps involved in the reconciliation process will be analyzed, and the appraisal reports that are recognized by USPAP will be identified. You will gain a better understanding of the importance of ethical appraisal practices by reviewing the USPAP standards that appraisers must follow in federally regulated transactions. Appraisal math and statistical concepts will be outlined as well.
This 15-Hour National 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.
The purpose of the Real Estate Appraisal Trainee/Supervisor course is to address the expectations and responsibilities of both the Supervisory Appraiser as well as the Trainee Appraiser. In order for a Trainee to earn acceptable experience, both the Supervisor and the Trainee must meet their duties and obligations. The main function of the Supervisory Appraiser is to help prepare a Trainee to demonstrate professional competence and work independently upon issuance of full licensure.
The course presents an overview of The Appraisal Foundation, its Boards, and their roles in establishing criteria for appraisals and qualifications for credentialed appraisers. Students will learn the AQB minimum qualifications for becoming and remaining a Supervisory Appraiser and for becoming a Trainee Appraiser. Additionally, the course presents the Supervisor/Trainee Relationship from the viewpoint of both the Supervisor and the Trainee. Both must meet their requirements and accept their responsibilities in order for the Trainee to obtain the required hours of experience.
Are you ready to prepare for your new career as an Appraiser Trainee? Allied’s Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Professional Development program is a career development and hands-on learning opportunity that teaches you about the day-to-day duties of a real estate appraiser.
By partnering with Metro-West Appraisal Company, LLC, Allied will apprise you of the expectations and responsibilities of the Appraiser Trainee position. It is the first step in securing long-term employment with an industry leader in real estate appraisal!
About the Program
Prior to this hands-on training, all students will develop a professional portfolio, as required for the interview process. Students will also develop a professional networking profile.
Throughout the training, students will find helpful and useful tips for a successful training experience. Upon completion of the professional development course, students will utilize their job search abilities and learn how to negotiate for employment as an Appraiser Trainee, if not already enrolled in an apprentice program.
Performance is measured by:
To successfully complete this course, students must complete: professional portfolio, 10 online modules, including all reading, and successfully pass all quizzes and case studies.
Metro-West is the nation’s largest and premier appraisal firm with 225+ staff appraisers nationwide and has been in business since 1987. It was founded by appraisers and is still managed by appraisers today. Greg Stephens, the Program Chair and Chief Appraiser, oversees the Associate Program, bringing 40 years of appraisal industry experience and qualifications.
*The partnering site will have the discretion of accepting or declining any student for an Appraiser Trainee position. Likewise, the student is not required to accept an Appraiser Trainee position with a partnering site.
A complimentary National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) professional trade membership will be included with the Real Estate Appraisal Principles and Practices course. In order to apply for membership, students must successfully complete their course and satisfy their financial obligation to Allied. Membership offers appraisers the following benefits:
Allied’s Proctoring Service is available for students enrolled in any appraisal licensing course that requires a proctored final. To schedule an appointment, students should access the "Proctor" button in the course’s toolbar. From there, students may launch a calendar of available dates and times. Once scheduled, students will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions.
On January 1, 2015, The Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) implemented new changes to qualifications. These changes are concentrated on the minimum qualifications appraisers need to obtain a license or upgrade to another license level. The requirements are effective for individuals seeking a real property appraisal license after January 1, 2015. Visit your state regulator for more information.
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