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You can choose an individual course or get the most value for your money with a package. All of our lessons can be completed online as soon as your registration is complete. Learn more about our courses.

Featured Packages

$ 795.00

Upgrade to Licensed Level Package

Credit Hours: 75.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 795.00
Covers the required 75 hours to move up from Trainee level to Licensed Residential Appraiser.

Includes:
  1. Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach
  2. Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  3. Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
  4. Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
$ 749.00

Michigan 75 Hr Real Property Appraiser Trainee Package

Credit Hours: 75.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 749.00
Covers 75 hours of the new Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. Subject areas include Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 2014-2015 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course.

Includes:
  1. Basic Appraisal Principles
  2. Basic Appraisal Procedures
  3. 2014-2015 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course
  4. USPAP Manual eBook

Individual Courses

$ 349.00

Basic Appraisal Principles

Credit Hours: 30.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 349.00
Takes you step-by-step through the valuation process:
  • Learn three approaches to reaching an opinion of value-income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison.
  • Learn how rates and multipliers are derived and be guided through the sales comparison approach including researching the market, verifying information, selecting units of comparison, conducting a comparative analysis, making adjustments, and reconciliation.
  • Complete key sections of an appraisal report and be introduced to property description, construction and design basics.
  • Completion of an introductory level Real Estate (or Basic) Appraisal Principles course is recommended as a prerequisite for this course.
  • Credit for 30 hrs of the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level.
$ 349.00

Basic Appraisal Procedures (v2)

Credit Hours: 30.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 349.00
Takes you step-by-step through the valuation process:
  • Learn three approaches to reaching an opinion of value-income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison.
  • Learn how rates and multipliers are derived and be guided through the sales comparison approach including researching the market, verifying information, selecting units of comparison, conducting a comparative analysis, making adjustments, and reconciliation.
  • Complete key sections of an appraisal report and be introduced to property description, construction and design basics.
  • Completion of an introductory level Real Estate (or Basic) Appraisal Principles course is recommended as a prerequisite for this course.
  • Credit for 30 hrs of the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level.
$ 349.00

Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach

Credit Hours: 30.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 349.00
Provides an introductory understanding of fundamental concepts of appraising.
  • Guides you through the different data that needs to be collected and reviewed during the appraisal process.
  • Explains how to use sales comparison grids and how to search for public comparable sales data in a computerized database.
  • Describes the income approach process and lists each of the steps in the process.
  • Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses required as a prerequisite for this course.
  • Credit for 30 hrs of the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.
$ 219.00

2014-2015 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 219.00
This course focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the USPAP. Course material emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. This course is designed to aid appraisers seeking competency in USPAP, in all areas of appraisal practice including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.
$ 199.00

An FHA Single-Family Appraisal (v4)

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Provides step-by-step, in-depth instructions for preparing the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) within the guidelines set by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and in compliance with USPAP.
$ 199.00

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Provides an introductory understanding of fundamental concepts of appraising.
  • Focuses on the valuation of vacant land parcels and the development of the cost approach.
  • Develops your skills by creating a current cost estimate using market extraction, interview techniques, and information provided by professional cost data sources.
  • Covers the origin of the appraisal assignment to a final value estimate using various cost approach applications.
  • Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses required as a prerequisite for this course.
  • Credit for 15 hrs of the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.
$ 199.00

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (v2)

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Covers the relationship between market analysis and highest and best use.
  • Learn how to find the information you need to make a highest and best use decision and how to interpret the information you find.
  • Provides information on how to read and map a market area for a subject property and discover the essential links between market analysis, highest and best use analysis, and the three approaches to value (cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization).
$ 199.00

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (v5)

Credit Hours: 15.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 199.00
Demonstrates practical writing exercises necessary to produce convincing appraisal reports in daily practice.
  • Objectives are achieved through the mastery and application of residential valuation procedures, grammar rules and writing techniques, and specific writing assignments based on a residential case study.
  • Practice writing effective narrative comments for form appraisal reports and learn how to explain valuation procedures and conclusions to users of reports.
  • Techniques applied in this course are useful in real-life situations.
  • Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses required as a prerequisite for this course.
  • Credit for 15 hrs of the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Licensed Appraiser level.

Give Yourself the Best Chance for Success!

Take the Michigan Real Estate Appraisal Qualification Course From the Comfort of Your Home!

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 Michigan Trainee Real Property Appraiser Package has everything you need to complete your initial Michigan Appraisal Qualifications Training and become a Michigan Trainee Appraiser!

Career changes are never easy; ask anyone. And, if you think about it, one of the few pleasures of change would be achieving your goal of insuring you’ve established a solid foundation of knowledge by taking your appraisal education from a quality Michigan Real Estate Appraisal School.

Without a doubt, the first decision is whether to take the Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan appraisal qualifications.. Built on twenty years of documented success, we’re the ONLY online Michigan 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!

Get Your Michigan Real Estate Appraisal License Now

You can be on your way to becoming a Michigan 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 Michigan Real Estate Appraiser courses.

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Our online delivery system for real estate appraisal license courses was one of the first in the nation to gain approval from IDECC  The IDECC standards insure the best quality in delivery and support is routinely delivered to the student. Online Real Estate Appraiser Schools displaying this seal have met the high standards of quality required by the International Distance Education Certification Center for online real estate appraiser licensing courses and real estate appraisal schools.

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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 Michigan is an Online Real Estate Appraisal School offering prospective real estate appraisers an easy, cost-effective method of satisfying all of your Michigan Associate Appraiser level appraisal education. Existing real estate appraisers may satisfy their Michigan real estate appraiser Continuing Education with ease as well. All of our real estate appraiser license education courses are APPROVED by the Michigan Real Estate Appraisers Board.

How to Become an Appraiser in Michigan

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

Real Estate Appraiser Classifications and Appraisal Training Requirements:

  1. Associate Appraiser: A minimum of 75 hours of appraisal education acceptable to the Board with at least 15 hours of the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course.
  1. Licensed Appraiser: A minimum of 150 hours of specified appraisal core curriculum including the 15 hour National USPAP course; a minimum of 2,000 hours of appraisal experience in no fewer than 12 months; experience must be directed by a supervising appraiser in good standing, who shall be state certified; successfully pass the Uniform Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser exam.
  1. Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser: A minimum of 200 hours of appraisal education acceptable to the Board with at least 15 hours the National USPAP course AND hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Must also obtain over at least 2,500 hours of appraisal experience over a period of at least 24 months (to include at least 625 hours of property appraisal experience in complex one to four unit residential real property appraisal work.)
  1. Certified General Real Property Appraisers: A minimum of 300 hours of appraisal education acceptable to the Board with at least 15 hours of the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course AND hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Must also obtain at least 3,000 hours of real property appraisal experience gained continuously over a period of at least 30 months (to include at least 1500 hours of non residential real property appraisal experience.)

How does an Appraisal Training Course work?

Each Michigan 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.

Completing the Appraisal Training Course

Depending on the format you have chosen for delivery, al the lessons for the appraisal license qualifying courses are completed on your computer via the internet or installed on your computer if you chose the CD-ROM format. Each hour of approved credit will take approximately one hour of computer time to complete. For example; the 30-hour Michigan Real Estate Appraisal training courses will take approximately 30 hours to complete. You may access the online appraisal training course immediately and begin working as soon as you complete the registration process. If you choose a delivery format such as CD-ROM, it will ship to you via UPS.

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 Michigan 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.