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Basic Appraisal Principles Education Schedule (PDF)
Education Catalog (PDF)
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ClassroomOn-Demand Online EducationLive Online (Synchronous)

This four-day course will introduce you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, market area analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations.

The course should provide a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states' education requirements in the content area identified as basic appraisal principles.

If you are considering a career in professional valuation services, your journey should begin with Basic Appraisal Principles.

Co-developed by the Appraisal Institute, ASA, and ASFMRA

National Registry of CPE Sponsors The Appraisal Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Program Overview
• Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
• Course Schedule (PDF)

Recommended Text
• The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 5th ed.
• The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.

Ordering Information
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Please contact the sponsoring chapter for information on fees applicable to chapter programs.

• A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. You must be familiar with basic Excel and calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using Excel 2010. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use Excel.
• Free Review: Using a Financial Calculator; Formulas, Symbols, Math Review, and Sample Problems; and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
• For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator.

AI CE Credit for Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 150 points
• Attend and Pass = 200 points
• Pass Exam Only = 150 points

None Specified.

Who Should Enroll
• Beginning appraisers
• Real estate professionals
• Users of appraisal services
• College students
• Accountants

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