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Packages

$ 599.00

Arkansas 60 Hour Registered Appraiser Package

Credit Hours: 60.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 599.00
Complete with 60 hours of the new Registered Appraiser Qualification Criteria for Arkansas, this package includes two courses: Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures.

Courses

$ 349.00

Basic Appraisal Principles

Credit Hours: 30.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 349.00
Gain a foundation in appraisal principles. This course is an introduction to topics including legal considerations, what influences the value of real estate, real property concepts and characteristics, principles of economics, types of value and real estate markets and analysis, ethical considerations and highest and best use. This 30 hour course fulfills the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee up to Licensed Appraiser.
$ 349.00

Basic Appraisal Procedures (v2)

Credit Hours: 30.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 349.00
Want thorough insight into the process of valuation? Then this course is for you! During this 30-hour curriculum, students will learn the three approaches used by appraisers to reach the opinion of value (income capitalization, sales comparison and cost) and how to derive multipliers and rates. Also included is a guide through the sales comparison approach, which is comprised of checking the validity of information, organizing a comparative analysis, making adjustments, selecting comparison units, and how to conducting market research and reconciliation. Students will enjoy the hands-on completion of crucial sections of an appraisal report as well as gain insight into property description, design basics and construction. This course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraisal Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee to Licensed Appraiser. It is advised to complete the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses before taking this course.
$ 349.00

Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approach

Credit Hours: 30.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 349.00
Round out your foundational understanding of appraisal valuation approaches. Focusing on the two types of valuation concepts other than cost approach, this course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisers from the Trainee level to the Licensed Appraiser level. Learn the process for both as well as how to gather and analyze needed information. Highlights include: the use of appraisal comparison grids, tips on locating needed information and a comparison with pros and cons of both the residential sales comparison and the income approach. Prerequisites: Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.
$ 199.00

An FHA Single-Family Appraisal (v4)

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Dive into all the details of how to prepare the URAR (Uniform Residential Appraisal Report). This 15 hour course walks the student through each step of filling out the form within the instructions and rules set forth by the FHA (Federal Housing Authority).
$ 199.00

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Gain confidence in your appraisal valuation skills! A more in-depth dive into appraisal valuation concepts and cost approach applications, this course meets 15 hours for the Trainee level up to the Licensed Appraiser level of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. Develop a stronger understanding of the process of the cost approach as this covers step-by-step the appraisal value process while applying this method. Highlights include interview methods and tips, market extraction, and data sources from professional services. Please note that Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.
$ 199.00

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Make solid decisions in the valuation process. Understand the interdependence within the application of market analysis and highest and best use. Meeting 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisal Trainees up to Licensed Appraisers, this course highlights the association between cost, income capitalization and sales comparison (the three valuation concepts), highest and best use reasoning and analysis of the market. Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.
$ 199.00

Residential Report Writing & Case Studies (v5)

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Get a crash course in appraisal report writing! Students will enjoy this hands-on constructive course focused on learning how to create effective, well-formed reports for appraisals. Both content and exercises focus on appraisal writing techniques, gaining a real understanding of and ability to apply residential valuation procedures and grammar guidelines. Specific residential case studies are used as examples to help students gain a realistic view. Examples help students grasp narrative comment writing on form appraisal reports and also how to explain the process and reasoning behind the valuation conclusions to those who use the reports. 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level upon completion of this course. Students need to have taken Basic Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures to be able to sign up.

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The choice you have made to utilize distance education as your method of learning can make all the difference! So, join the 750,000 and growing number of students achieving greater success using our proven distance education solutions. The Arkansas State Trainee Registered Appraiser Package has everything you need to start your initial Arkansas Appraisal Qualifications Training to become an Arkansas State Registered Appraiser!

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Without a doubt, the first decision is whether to take the Arkansas Appraisal Qualifications courses in-class or online. Adding to that challenge is choosing a real estate appraisal school that gives you the best chance for success on the Arkansas Real Estate Appraiser State Exams on your first try. The key to success in today’s Real Estate Appraisal profession is not only knowledge and innovation – but also making a wise decision - day one. Choosing an education provider with a Proven Track Record Guarantees you have the foundation of knowledge to succeed.

Because our mission is enabling students to achieve their goal of passing the Arkansas Real Estate Trainee and License state exams on the first try, Career WebSchool exclusively offers the highest quality online real estate appraisal education courses to help you meet your Arkansas appraisal qualifications. Built on twenty years of documented success, we’re the ONLY online Arkansas Real Estate Appraisal education provider offering courses delivered using the proven Mastery and Fluency education methodology. Our first time passing rates meet or exceed any other provider including in-class instruction!

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You can be on your way to becoming an Arkansas Real Estate Appraiser in just One Click! Simply select your choice of the format for course delivery to the right to begin the registration process for the Arkansas Real Estate Appraiser course.

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Career WebSchool Appraisal School has offered online real estate pre-license courses since 1989 and online real estate appraisal training since 2001. Career Web School Arkansas is an Online Real Estate Appraisal School offering prospective real estate appraisers an easy, cost-effective method of satisfying most of your Arkansas State Registered Appraiser and State License classification level appraisal education. Existing real estate appraisers may satisfy their Arkansas State Licensed Real Property Appraiser education or real estate appraiser Continuing Education with ease as well. All of our real estate appraiser license education courses are APPROVED by the Arkansas Real Estate Appraisers Board.

How to Become an Appraiser in Arkansas

  • Complete classification level required appraisal education
  • Pass a qualifying end of course final exam for all qualifying courses, and
  • Pass the classification level state appraiser license exam

Real Estate Appraiser Classifications and Appraisal Training Requirements:

State Registered Appraiser – In order to qualify as a State Registered Appraiser, an applicant must complete an application and provide in addition:

A. (1) Evidence of one’s work experience and scope of practice as an appraiser and/or as a trainee working under the supervision of another fee appraiser.

(2) A signed affidavit, (as prescribed by the Board), attesting to having read and an understanding of the current edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the applicable State Laws and the Rules and Regulations governing appraisal practice in Arkansas.

B. (1) State Registered appraisers-in-training are required to submit to the Board for review, a copy of their experience log upon accumulating 500 hours of experience.

(2) On logging an additional 1,000 hours, the trainee shall submit to the Board a copy of their experience log along with an exact copy of a recently completed work product for review.

(3) Appraisers-in-training (SR) who fail to comply with a pre-application filing of their experience logs and work product will, upon initially filing an application to sit for the exam, have their application deemed incomplete and will not be considered for the requested exam cycle.

Qualifications for State Licensed Appriaser–150 qualifying course hours as specified by Appraisers Qualification Board 2008 Core Curriculum taken from an approved Real Estate Appraisal School. Demonstrate the equivalent of at least (as a minimum) two thousand (2000) hours of appraisal experience. (State Exam required for this classification appraiser license)

State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser – 200 qualifying course hours as specified by Appraisers Qualification Board 2008 Core Curriculum taken from an approved Real Estate Appraisal School. Also required is an associate degree, or higher, OR college transcript of successfully passing a total of at least 21 semester credit hours of collegiate subject matter courses in (1) English composition; (2) principles of economics, micro or macro; (3) finance; (4) algebra, geometry or higher mathematics; (5) statistics; (6) introduction to computers—word processing/spreadsheets; and (7) business or real estate law.(State Exam required for this classification appraiser license)

State Certified General Real Property Appraiser – 300 qualifying course hours as specified by Appraisers Qualification Board 2008 Core Curriculum taken from an approved Real Estate Appraisal School. Also required is a bachelors degree, or higher, OR college transcript of successfully passing a total of at least 30 semester credit hours of collegiate subject matter courses in (1) English composition; (2) micro economics (4) macro economics; (4) finance; (5) algebra, geometry or higher mathematics; (6) statistics; (7) introduction to computers—word processing/spreadsheets; (8) business or real estate law; and (9) two elective courses in accounting, geography, ag-economics, business management, or real estate. (State Exam required for this classification appraiser license)

The information provided above is designed to provide a summary of the minimum appraisal education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Arkansas Real Estate Appraiser Boardto become a real property appraiser.

How does an Appraisal Training Course work?

Each Arkansas Real Estate Appraisal license qualifying course is divided into lessons that take about 20-30 minutes on the average. Each lesson consists of text with multiple choice questions mixed in. The text is presented one small, easy-to-understand sentence or paragraph at a time. After a few screens of text, you willanswer a few questions about what you have read. As you progress through the lesson, thelearning processkeeps track of how you are doing on the questions. After all the text is presented, the computer will go back to the questions you missed or had problemswith and review them in random order. You'll keep working on the lesson until you've answered all the questions correctly on two occasions. At that point, the lesson will be marked as complete on the main menu. You can quit a lesson at any time and a bookmark will save your place, so you don't have to repeat work you've already done when you return to a lesson.

Proctored Exams

The Appraisal Foundation Appraisal Qualifications Board mandates that all real estate appraisal training qualifying courses have end of course final exams delivered in a proctored setting. After you’ve finished all the lessons in the appraisal license course, the Career WebSchool administrators will work with you to locate and schedule a location and acceptable proctor. The administrator will then ship the exam materials for the Arkansas Real Estate Appraisal education license course to the proctor who will administer the exam at a scheduled time. The proctor will then return the finished answer form along with all test materials to the Career WebSchool administrator for grading. You are responsible for any proctoring fees associated with having your final exam proctored.

The person shall not be related to the student by blood or marriage and may not be engaged in any association (personal or business) with the student.

The proctor may be selected from the following professions:

  • A university, college or community college professor or instructor.
  • A public and private school professional (superintendent, principal, guidance counselor, librarian, etc.)
  • An AQB certified instructor or an approved professional association’s instructor.