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.

Important Information Regarding Real Estate Appraiser Qualifying Courses
Appraiser license/certification candidates must satisfy the education requirements in the classroom or online by completing the prescribed courses indicated for each classification.

To satisfactorily complete any appraisal course, a prospective licensee must 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.

Appraiser Qualifying courses may be taken online. To earn credit for a distance learning (online) course, a student must successfully complete the course within 12 months of starting the program. This shall include passing the course provider’s final examination.

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:

Appraiser Assistant - Education: (79 hours)
In this category only: Qualifying education must be completed within the five year period prior to the date of application.
R-1 and R-2 are not accepted as equivalent for R-5 and R-6.
Basic Appraisal Principles (R-5) 30 hours
Basic Appraisal Procedures (R-6) 30 hours
National USPAP 15 hours
Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course 4 hours

State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser  - Education: (150 hours)
In this categoryR-1 and R-2 are accepted as equivalent to R-5 and R-6
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 - Education: (200 hours) plus one of the following:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in any field of Study;
  2. Associate's Degree in a field of study related to:
    1. Business Administration;
    2. Accounting;
    3. Finance;
    4. Economics; or
    5. Real Estate
  3. 30 semester hours of college-level courses that cover each of the following specific topic areas and hours:
    1. English Composition (3 semester hours);
    2. Microeconomics (3 semester hours);
    3. Macroeconomics (3 semester hours);
    4. Finance (3 semester hours);
    5. Algebra, Geometry, or higher mathematics (3 semester hours);
    6. Statistics (3 semester hours);
    7. Computer Science (3 semester hours);
    8. Business or Real Estate Law (3 semester hours); and
    9. Two elective courses in any of the topics listed above or in accounting, geography, agricultural economics, business management, or real estate (3 semester hours each).
  4. Successful completion of at least 30 semester hours of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations from each of the following subject matter areas;
    1. College Algebra (3 semester hours);
    2. College Composition (6 semester hours);
    3. College Composition Modular (3 semester hours);
    4. College Mathematics (6 semester hours);
    5. Principles of Macroeconomics (3 semester hours);
    6. Principles of Microeconomics (3 semester hours);
    7. Introductory Business Law (3 semester hours); and
    8. Information Systems (3 semester hours).
  5. Any combination of 3 and 4 above that ensures coverage of all topics and hours identified in 3.
  6. OR

  7. Held a Licensed Residential credential for a minimum of five (5) years with no record of any adverse, final, and non-appealable disciplinary action affecting the Licensed Residential appraiser’s legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of application for a Certified Residential Credential.

In this categoryR-1 and R-2 are accepted as equivalent to R-5 and R-6
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 - Education: (300 hours) plus Bachelor’s Degree or higher in any field
In this category: R-1 and R-2 are accepted as equivalent to R-5 and R-6
AQ1 is accepted as equivalent for GE-1.
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

A1 Real Estate & Insurance Institute Inc
6713 11th Ave
Brooklyn NY 11219
718-382-4332

American Real Estate School
95 Oser Avenue Ste. A1
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-724-8844

American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers
720 South Colorado Blvd. STE 36 0-S
Glendale, CO 80246
303-692-1222

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

Appraisal Institute
200 West Madison Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
312-335-4100

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

Champions School of Real Estate
5627 Cypress Creek Pkwy. Ste. 100 
Houston, TX 77069
281-893-4484

Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Inc.
P.O. Box 2139
W. Hempstead, NY 11552
631-732-6200

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

HONDROS College of Business
4140 Executive Pkwy
Westerville, OH 43081
614-508-7254

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

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

Mckissock LP
218 Liberty Street
Warren, PA 16365
800-328-2008

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
724 23rd Street, Suite 1
Watervliet, NY 12110
518-489-1682

Oncourse Learning Corporation
20225 Water Tower Blvd 4TH Floor
Brookfield, WI 53045
404-476-3400

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