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Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling Education Schedule (PDF)

Education Catalog (PDF)
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This 15-hour course provides an introduction to statistics, real estate finance, and modeling with applications to residential and commercial real estate appraisal. During the first half of the course you will develop an understanding of basic statistics and statistical analysis and learn how those skills can be used in valuation and evaluation practice. In the second part, you will gain an understanding of real estate finance markets, learn about credit conditions and their impact values on appraisal, and calculate and interpret fundamental numbers on loan payments and balances.

Please note that the course has a mandatory assignment that the instructor reviews. The instructor will release the course completion certificate and/or exam authorization only after the assignment is completed satisfactorily. A review can take 3-5 days. Please plan accordingly. Expedited review is available upon request.

This course has an optional 1-hour offline exam. Successful completion of the course and exam should satisfy most states' qualifying education requirements in the content area identified as real estate finance, statistics, and valuation modeling.

You can take the exam at one of our testing centers. Testing center locations in your area can be found by clicking on this link: You will have 90 days from the time that you complete the course to take the exam.

Do I have to take the course exam?

You are required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:

    • you are taking this class to meet state qualifying education requirements
    • you are taking this class to meet the qualifying education requirements for an Appraisal Institute designation

You may be required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:

    • you are taking this class to meet state continuing education requirements.  Most states do not require the exam for CE credit, but please confirm this with your state licensing board.

You are not required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:

    • if you are taking this class to meet the continuing education requirements of an Appraisal Institute designation
Module 1: Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median and Mode
Module 2: Measures Of Dispersion: The Range, Fractiles and Standard Deviation
Module 3: Statistical Inference: Using Sample Means and Standard Deviations
Module 4: An Application of Statistics Based Valuation: Introducing The Regression Model
Module 5: Introduction to Multiple Regression
Module 6: Real Estate Finance - An Introduction and a Brief History
Module 7: Availability and Cost (Interest Rate) of Mortgage Debt
Module 8: Financing, Value, and Appraisal and Consulting Practice - An Introduction

Learning Objectives:
    • Work with basic statistics and statistical analysis, and recognize how those skills can be used in valuation.
    • Describe the essential functions of real estate finance markets; recognize the impact of credit conditions on values and appraisal; and calculate and interpret fundamental numbers, such as loan payments and balances.

AI CE Credit for Designated members and Practicing Affiliates:

    • Attend Only = 175 points (residential) or 70 points (general)
    • Attend and Pass Exam = 225 points (residential) or 140 points (general)
    • Pass Exam Only = 200 points (residential) or 125 points (general)

General/Residential [G/R]

Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures, or equivalent courses is required.

Beginning appraisers, real estate professionals, users of appraisal services, accountants.

Required Technology

  • A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Candidates taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Candidates should be fully aware that AI courses are developed with HP12C keystrokes, and that using an HP12C is highly recommended.
  • IMPORTANT! You will be asked to clear the calculator's memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room.
  • Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking 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
  • Recommended Text
    • An Introduction to Statistics for Appraisers
    • Practical Applications in Appraisal Valuation Modeling
    • A Guide to Appraisal Valuation Modeling

    AI Price: $ 285.00
    Full Price: $ 335.00

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    Kenneth M. Lusht, PhD, MAI, SRA

    I agree to the terms and policies set forth under the Appraisal Institute Online Education Policy. I also certify that I am the person identified above under Personal Data and that I will personally complete each assigned module of instruction and any examination(s). I understand and agree that if I misrepresent my identity or arrange for someone else to represent himself or herself as me at any time during the Appraisal Institute online course or seminar, I will be immediately removed from the course or seminar and I will not be entitled to any refund. I further understand that if I am a member of the Appraisal Institute and participated in any misrepresentation of identity, by affirmative act or failure to act, that I will be the subject of a peer review proceeding under Regulation No. 6 for violation of the Appraisal Institute's Code of Professional Ethics and Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice, and that such peer review proceeding may result in termination of my Appraisal Institute membership.

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