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General Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach Education Schedule (PDF)
Education Catalog (PDF)
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General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach is a practical, hands-on course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: Land/site valuation and the development of the cost approach. Extensive use of problems and case studies will give you practice in applying site valuation and cost approach methods.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as general appraiser site valuation and cost approach.

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

Recommended Text
• The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.
• The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th ed.

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• Laptops are NOT REQUIRED.
• 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.
• HP-12C calculator user's manual
• You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP-12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
• 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 (general) or 175 points (residential)
• Attend and Pass = 200 points (general) or 225 points (residential)
• Pass Exam Only = 150 points (general) or 200 (residential)

Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour

Students must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.

Who Should Enroll
Those seeking General Appraiser certification

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