This four-day course will introduce you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, market area analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations.

The course will provide a solid foundation in basic appraisal procedures no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states' education requirements in the content area identified as basic appraisal principles.

If you are considering a career in professional valuation services, your journey should begin with Basic Appraisal Procedures.


AI CE Credit

  1. Attend and Pass Exam = 200 Points
  2. Attendance Only = 150 Points
  3. Pass Exam Only = 150 Points

Type of Program

Qualifying Education


Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles or equivalent course is required.

Attendance Hours: 28
Exam Hours: 2
State Approvals: Search by State
Number of Components: 2
Total Number of Pages: 409
Level: Basic
Type: General/Residential
For Further Reading: The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal , 6th ed.  The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed. Appraising Residential Properties, 4th ed.