Real Estate Appraiser Qualifying Schools / Courses

• Introduction

• Courses

• Continuing Education

• Schools

Below is an alphabetical list of schools that have submitted their course work to this office and received approval to offer the Real Estate Appraiser qualifying courses to license/certify candidates. The address listed for a school is their business address and may not always be the location where the school offers their courses. You may contact the school to obtain the address where the course is presented.

Please note that course approval is issued on an annual basis, therefore, you should contact the telephone number listed for that particular school to verify whether the school has renewed their program for the current period. You may also contact the Department of State, Division of Licensing Services at (518) 474-4429 to obtain this information.

IMPORTANT: Per the Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) guidelines, state exam results are only good for 24 months. Once an individual has passed a New York State appraiser examination, they must make application for that license/certification category within 24 months. Should they exceed the 24 month period, they will be required to retake the appropriate examination.

Listed below is information pertinent to the offering of the real estate appraiser qualifying courses:
Appraiser license/certification candidates must satisfy the education requirements by completing the prescribed courses indicated for each classification.

To satisfactorily complete any appraisal course, a prospective licensee must physically attend 100 percent of the required instruction time. Appraisal schools shall not present a final examination to any student who has not completed the attendance requirements.

Proof of successful completion of the required courses must be furnished to the Department of State by an original certificate with a raised seal at the time of application.

Courses:

State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser/Appraiser Assistant (150 hours)

Basic Appraisal Principles (R-5) 30 hours
Basic Appraisal Procedures (R-6) 30 hours
National USPAP 15 hours
Residential Market Analysis and Highest/best Use (R-7) 15 hours
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (R-8) 15 hours
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (R-9) 30 hours
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (R-10) 15 hours

State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (200 hours)+
Associate’s Degree or 21 college semester credit hours

Basic Appraisal Principles (R-5) 30 hours
Basic Appraisal Procedures (R-6) 30 hours
National USPAP 15 hours
Residential Market Analysis and Highest/best Use (R-7) 15 hours
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (R-8) 15 hours
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (R-9) 30 hours
Res. Report Writing and Case Studies (R-10) 15 hours
Statistics, Modeling and Finance (SMF) 15 hours
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (R-11) 15 hours
Introduction to Residential Income Properties (RE-1) 20 hours
OR
Fair Housing, Fair Lending and Environmental Issues (RE-2) 20 hours

State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (300 hours)+
Bachelor’s Degree or 30 college semester credit hours

Basic Appraisal Principles (R-5) 30 hours
Basic Appraisal Procedures (R-6) 30 hours
National USPAP 15 hours
Gen. Market Analysis and Highest/best Use (G-4) 30 hours
Statistics, Modeling and Finance (SMF) 15 hours
General Appraiser Sales comparison Approach (G-5) 30 hours
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (G-6) 30 hours
General Appraiser Income Approach (G-7) 60 hours
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (G-8) 30 hours
Fair Housing, Fair Lending and Environmental Issues (GE-1) 15 hours
Specialty Appraisals (GE-2) 15 hours
OR
Using the HP12C Financial Calculator (GE-3) 15 hours


Continuing Education

All appraisers are required to successfully complete twenty-eight (28) hours of approved continuing education prior to renewal. All courses must be completed withing the two-year license cycle.

Individuals who successfully complete an appraiser qualifying course during any license term in anticipation of changing their classification, may receive continuing education credit for such a course.

In order to renew a license or certification expiring on or after January 1, 2004, all categories of real estate appraisers must complete the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course prior to renewal. The 7-hour National USPAP Update Course must be completed every two-years prior to the renewal and may be applied toward the 28-hour continuing education requirement.

Real Estate Appraisal courses of study are approved and supervised by the Department of State. All inquiries and complaints against an approved educational provider should be directed to the Bureau of Educational Standards.


Appraiser Qualifying Course Providers

American Real Estate Institute
41-60 Main St, Ste 305
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 661-3303

American Real Estate School
517 Route 111 Ste 217
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-724-8844

Appraisal Education Network
1461 Lakeland Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716
631-563-7720

Appraisal Institute
550 W Van Buren Street Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607
312-335-4100

Baruch College Newman Institute
137 E 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
646-660-6950

Brooklyn School of Real Estate Inc.
157 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223
718-621-7000

Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers
PO Box 2242
Holtsville, NY 11742
631-732-6200

Community Real Estate Training Center
4419 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10470
718-231-3023

Cusack Center Inc.
5500 Main Street, Suite 104
Buffalo, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 683-4080

Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-431-8907

Ivy Real Estate Education
352 Seventh Avenue 16th floor
New York NY 10001
212-244-9898

LISORE Inc.
3060R Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756
516-796-4455

Long Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
508 Foch Blvd.
Mineola, NY 11501
516-248-8964

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
920 Albany Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110
518-489-1682

New York Real Estate Institute
132 West 36th Street 2nd floor
New York, NY 10018
212-967-7508

New York University
11 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
212-992-3305

Professional Career Center Inc.
6443 Ridings Road Ste 108
Syracuse, NY 13206
315-432-1045

Real Estate Education Center
275 Avenue O
Brooklyn, NY  11230
(718) 339-7845

Upstate Training
168 Harry L Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790
(607) 231-0254

Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914-606-6985

Westchester County Board of Realtors
50 So. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
914-681-0833