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Qualifying Education: Certified General Appraiser

Turn to the Appraisal Institute for all your real estate appraisal education needs! Whether you’re working toward your real estate appraisal license or certification, you can count on the Appraisal Institute to help you achieve your career goals. In addition, our appraisal education programs are specifically designed to meet the education criteria set by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB).

Please note: Contact your state appraisal regulatory agency to make sure you have the most up-to-date information regarding your state’s current real estate appraisal education requirements and approvals.



Certified General Appraiser

The Certified General Appraiser may appraise all types of real property.

If you wish to become a Certified General Appraiser, you must take courses in the following package:

Title Hours State Classroom Approval
Basic Appraisal Principles 30 State Approval
Basic Appraisal Procedures 30 State Approval
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-hour 15 State Approval
Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling 15 State Approval
General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use 30 State Approval
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach 30 State Approval
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach 30 State Approval
General Appraiser Income Approach/ Part 1 30 State Approval
General Appraiser Income Approach/ Part 2 30 State Approval
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies 30 State Approval
Electives 30

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In most states, the following Appraisal Institute courses can be used for Certified General elective credit. Please check state approvals prior to registering to see if your state accepts these as electives.

Advanced Income Capitalization State Approval
Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use State Approval
Advanced Concepts & Case Studies State Approval
Quantitative Analysis State Approval

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