Louisiana Real Estate Courses

Louisiana "The Works Deluxe" Package with Virtual Study Program

It's okay to be an overachiever!
 

      The Louisiana "The Works Deluxe" Package has everything in it from "The Works" package PLUS the hardcover reference textbook Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession. 

      Make sure you are set up for success in both the state exam and your future career in real estate. The book serves as an excellent quick and reliable reference throughout a real estate career--especially at the beginning!
 

Included in "The Works Deluxe" Package: 

1. Louisiana Sales Pre-license Course: Containing everything needed to satisfy Louisiana's state requirement for education for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam, this 90 hour real estate pre-license course is an affordable, hassle-free way to prepare you to begin a successful career in real estate. Highlights include real estate law, finance, ownership, contracts and the transfer and use of property.
 

2. National Real Estate Exam Prep: This is comprised of the major testing formats found in real estate state exam testing and includes the ten crucial topics found on all testing service exams as well as the majority of state exams. Additional highlights include two 100-question practice exams (one for salesperson and one for broker). Our exam prep covers 1,000 questions on real estate content.
 

3. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

4. Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession (Hardcover Book): Please note that our courses are designed to comply with the state requirements without of a textbook. This book is added value to the package and an additional resource.
 

5. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor. Join this live 8-week webinar series to dive into national topics and help you to succeed on your real estate exam.
 

6. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

7. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

8. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

9. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$299.00 BUNDLE 

ENROLL IN LOUISIANA "THE WORKS DELUXE" PACKAGE WITH VIRTUAL STUDY PROGRAM

Louisiana "The Works" Package with Virtual Study Program

1. Louisiana Sales Pre-license Course: Containing everything needed to satisfy Louisiana's state requirement for education for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam, this 90 hour real estate pre-license course is an affordable, hassle-free way to prepare you to begin a successful career in real estate. Highlights include real estate law, finance, ownership, contracts and the transfer and use of property.
 

2. National Real Estate Exam Prep: This is comprised of the major testing formats found in real estate state exam testing and includes the ten crucial topics found on all testing service exams as well as the majority of state exams. Additional highlights include two 100-question practice exams (one for salesperson and one for broker). Our exam prep covers 1,000 questions on real estate content.
 

3. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

4. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor. Join this live 8-week webinar series to dive into national topics and help you to succeed on your real estate exam.
 

5. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

6. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

7. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

8. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$279.00 BUNDLE 

ENROLL IN LOUISIANA "THE WORKS" PACKAGE WITH VIRTUAL STUDY PROGRAM

Louisiana "The Basic" Package

      "The Basic" package has everything you need to fulfill Louisiana's real estate education requirement to qualify to sit for the state exam to become a real estate salesperson.
 

As an added bonus to the mandatory course, MathMaster is also included to give you the crash course into real estate math needed to better ensure your success!
 

1. Louisiana Sales Pre-license Course: Containing everything needed to satisfy Louisiana's state requirement for education for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam, this 90 hour real estate pre-license course is an affordable, hassle-free way to prepare you to begin a successful career in real estate. Highlights include real estate law, finance, ownership, contracts and the transfer and use of property.
 

2. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

3. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

4. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

5. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

6. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.
 

$259.00 BUNDLE 

ENROLL IN LOUISIANA "THE BASIC" PACKAGE

National Real Estate Prep xL - PSI

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
 

Prep xL features: 

  • Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED 

ENROLL IN NATIONAL REAL ESTATE PREP xL - PSI

National Virtual Study Program

      The Virtual Study Program is a way for you to get that added support you need from an instructor in a live webinar environment. It bridges the gap between live and online learning in order to best prepare you to succeed on your exam and in your real estate career. Eight sessions will be held weekly (two hours every Wednesday at 7 pm EST) on a specific core topic included in your licensing education.
 

Please note: the Virtual Study Program is non-refundable. 

  

$199.00 ONLINE – WEBINAR

ENROLL IN NATIONAL VIRTUAL STUDY PROGRAM

Real Estate 101

      This sales prelicense course has everything needed to satisfy Louisiana's education requirements for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam. Highlights include contracts, ownership, conveyance of real property, finance, Louisiana Real Estate License Law, Commission Rules and Regulations, Law of Agency, and Louisiana Civil Law as it pertains to real estate transactions.


$239.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN REAL ESTATE 101

Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate

      The Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate gives you a variety of tools to help you understand and retain the knowledge needed to prepare you for national information on your real estate exam. 

  • Real Estate Flashcards: Delivered electronically, covering hundreds of terms and definitions you will encounter on your real estate exam. 
  • Real Estate Recorded Review: Powerful recorded webinars covering all topics on the national portion of the licensing exam.  
  • Real Estate Test-Taking Tips: Recorded webinar covering test-taking tips, strategies for preparing for the national portion of the state licensing exam and how to utilize the test content outlines.

$99.00 BUNDLE

ENROLL IN EXAM PREP TOOLKIT: REAL ESTATE

Mathmaster

      Math is a big part of real estate! Make sure that your skills and knowledge are up-to-date. MathMaster is designed to help you develop strong skills in real estate math--helping to ensure success on your state exam!


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN MATHMASTER

National Real Estate Exam Prep: The SMART Guide to Passing

      Be smart. Have confidence in yourself and your real estate knowledge. With more than 20 years in the real estate education field, we applied our research, expertise and experience to build an exam prep course comprised of the major testing formats and questions found in real estate state exam testing.This includes the ten crucial topics found on all testing service exams as well as the majority of state exams. Additional highlights include (2) 100 question practice exams (one for salesperson and one for broker). All in all, our exam prep covers 1,000 questions on real estate content.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN NATIONAL REAL ESTATE EXAM PREP: THE SMART GUIDE TO PASSING

National Real Estate Prep xL - PSI

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
 

Prep xL features: 

  • Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN NATIONAL REAL ESTATE PREP xL - PSI

ADA and Fair Housing

      Fair Housing and the Americans with Disabilities Act legislation affects the business of every real estate professional. This course covers the law and how it pertains to real estate professionals, while refreshing their knowledge of the Federal Fair Housing Laws. 

      This course covers the prohibitions in the Fair Housing Act, how an individual can enforce the Fair Housing Act, the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. It also covers the purpose and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its effects on licensees of the ADA.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN ADA AND FAIR HOUSING

Anti-Discrimination Laws

      As far back as 1866, with the Civil Rights Act, legislators have been trying to eliminate discrimination in the housing industry. This course reviews the history and purpose of laws against discrimination. Specific real estate practices of blockbusting, steering and redlining are detailed. In addition, the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act is highlighted. Finally, how to recognize and guard against predatory lending practices is reviewed.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN ANTI - DISCRIMINATION LAWS

Check it Out: Home Inspection in Real Estate Practice

      Just how important is a home inspection? How can you limit your liability during the home inspection process? What do your clients need to know about the home inspection process? This real estate continuing education elective answers all these questions and more, making sure your closings go smoothly.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN CHECK IT OUT: HOME INSPECTION IN REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

Environmental Hazards Disclosure

      Protect yourself. Understand your responsibility for disclosure when environmental hazards are involved. This course provides an overview of the regulations, standards and legal rules in real estate for property disclosure. Specifically covered in detail are lead, mold, methamphetamine labs, asbestos, radon, and other environmental hazards.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS DISCLOSURE

Ethics in Real Estate

      A great refresher in ethics, this course reviews the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and fulfills the mandatory NAR Ethics Renewal Training requirement. Complete with case studies and various scenarios, students will enjoy a better understanding of what is and is not ethical for real estate professionals. Highlights include decision-making exercises designed for an in-depth understanding of application in daily real estate practice.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ETHICS IN REAL ESTATE

Ethics: Disclosure and Cooperation

      This Ethics course follows the NAR-mandated curriculum for the NAR-required Ethics course. From the ethical responsibilities of agents involving disclosures to ethical issues relating to compensation, this practical course explores the challenges involved in ethical decision-making. Ethics: Disclosure and Cooperation takes a practical look at considerations involved in making ethical business decisions as well as the process of enforcing the Code of ethics. Per the NAR requirements, the course must cover the Preamble and two of the following Articles in the Code of Ethics: 

  • Article 1
  • Article 2
  • Article 3
  • Article 9
  • Article 11
  • Article 12
  • Article 16
  • Article 17

The Ethics: Disclosure and Cooperation course covers the Preamble and Article 3, 9 and 11.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN ETHICS: DISCLOSURE AND COOPERATION

Ethics: Pricing, Offers and Advertising

      This Ethics course follows the NAR-mandated curriculum for the NAR-required Ethics course. In day-to-day real estate transactions, real estate professionals are forced to make decisions that require ethical reasoning. Ethics: Pricing, Offers and Ads explores the agent's obligation to protect a client?s interest, plus looks at an agent's duties with regard to advertising himself and a property. This must-have guide serves as a blueprint for providing information on making ethical decisions regarding pricing, offers, and ads. Per the NAR requirements, the course must cover the Preamble and two of the following Articles in the Code of Ethics:
 

  • Article 1 
  • Article 2 
  • Article 3 
  • Article 9 
  • Article 11 
  • Article 12 
  • Article 16 
  • Article 17 

The Ethics: Pricing, Offers and Advertising course covers the Preamble and Article 1 and 12.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN ETHICS: PRICING, OFFERS AND ADVERTISING

Evolving Real Estate Finance Laws

      This course examines the development of federally regulated consumer protection provisions relating to home ownership, including TILA, Regulation Z, HELCPA and HOEPA. Covered is a discussion of the changes to HOEPA in the Dodd-Frank Act, including expanded triggers for determining whether a mortgage transaction falls under HOEPA, and the additional lender requirements and prohibitions under its provisions. Changes in the requirements for escrow accounts conclude the course.


$20.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN EVOLVING REAL ESTATE FINANCE LAWS

Federal Law and Commercial Real Estate

      Which laws affect commercial real estate? This course answers that by covering commercial transactions, the ownership of commercial real estate and the federal laws that real estate agencies are required to abide by. Topics included are tenancy, foreclosures, contracts, easements, deeds, agency, zoning, estates, liens, restrictions, leases, court decisions and title transfers. This is a perfect elective for those looking to gain a better insight into the world of commercial real estate.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN FEDERAL LAW AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Listing and Selling HUD Homes

       With more than 40,000 HUD homes available annually, it is important for licenses to understand how the HUD selling process works. This course teaches licensees how homes enter the HUD home selling market, and how licensees and HUD contractors (field service managers and asset managers) interact within a HUD transaction. Discussed are HUD's online bidding process, the registration for licensees who wish to bid on HUD-owned homes as selling brokers, and how a licensee may become a HUD listing agent. Also discussed are the components of the HUD Sales Contract Package and the process for completing and delivering the package and delivering it to the Area Manager. The course concludes with a discussion of the regulatory and disclosure issues relating to HUD transactions, how closing costs and earnest money are handled in a HUD transaction; advertising rules relating to HUD-owned properties, and the types of financing available to purchasers of HUD homes.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN LISTING AND SELLING HUD HOMES

Louisiana 8-Hour Residential Elective Package

OUTSTANDING VALUE! This is your convenient all-in-one CE solution for Louisiana. Save money and streamline your renewal with this package. Courses included are: 

  • Environmental Hazards Disclosure
  • Prequalifying Your Buyer in Todays Market

$69.00 BUNDLE

ENROLL IN LOUISIANA 8-HOUR RESIDENTIAL ELECTIVE PACKAGE

Louisiana 8-Hour Commercial Elective Package

OUTSTANDING VALUE! This is your convenient all-in-one CE solution for Louisiana. Save money and streamline your renewal with this package. Courses included are: 

  • Principles of Commercial Real Estate
  • Short Sales and Foreclosures

$69.00 BUNDLE

ENROLL IN LOUISIANA 8-HOUR COMMERCIAL ELECTIVE PACKAGE

Prequalifying Your Buyer in Today's Market

      This course provides an overview of real estate financing, and describes the different types of loans and loan programs as well as lending sources. Students will learn how to calculate debt ratios and use loan factors to complete mathematical calculations related to mortgage loans. Students will also estimate closing costs for different types of loans. The instruction is followed with a scenario for which the student will do the prequalifying computations and complete a loan comparison worksheet for the buyers in the scenario.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN PREQUALIFYING YOUR BUYER IN TODAY'S MARKET

Principles of Commercial Real Estate

      A high-level view of commercial real estate, this elective course examines various types of commercial real estate including retail space, storage facilities, and office space. Additional highlights include land development, site selection, industrial real estate brokerage and how both local and regional labor markets can have an effect on commercial real estate.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN PRINCIPLES OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Qualifying the Buyer Under New Regulations

      This must-have course addresses the fundamental role of real estate agents in the mortgage lending process. With so many changes affecting the ability of potential homebuyers to obtain loans, it is imperative for real estate agents to understand the complexities of today's market. The course discusses how to qualify buyers, as well as the pitfalls to avoid in that process. The qualified mortgage (QM) and ability to repay (ATR) rules are also covered, with an in-depth look at how they affect real estate transactions, real estate agents, and clients. Stay ahead of the curve with this dynamic course!


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN QUALIFYING THE BUYER UNDER NEW REGULATIONS

Real Estate Math

      Math is a large component of numerous areas of real estate. This elective course helps the student understand what math calculations and formulas are included in and applicable for capitalization, property management, investments, commissions, return of investments, property costs, loans and property pricing. A hands-on course, students will enjoy the simple formulas and practice problems to better help retention.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN REAL ESTATE MATH

Safety First: Crime Prevention and Self-Defense for Real Estate Pros

      This course provides real estate professionals with safety tools and tips to help mitigate fear when working in the field as real estate sales professional. The material and activities are designed to help real estate sales professionals better recognize and avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. This course will also equip real estate professionals with self-defense techniques to handle a real attack, thereby increasing self-confidence.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN SAFETY FIRST: CRIME PREVENTION AND SELF - DEFENSE FOR REAL ESTATE PROS

Short Sales And Foreclosures

      This course is an overview of short sale transactions, alternatives to short sales, how short sales affect buyers, lenders and sellers, the Home Affordable Modification Program (both HAMP Tier 1 and 2 are included) and the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA II/Short Sale). Highlights include defining what a licensee's role is in a short sale and how to put together the packet needed in a short sale for a lender. Additional topics include how the MARS Rule affects real estate licensees who are working with a client on a short sale, tenant rights in relation to a short sale and also the kinds of lender fraud that licensees should be on the lookout for during the process of a short sale.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN SHORT SALES AND FORECLOSURES

Tax Free Exchanges

      Learn all about tax free exchanges. This course is an excellent introduction to the implications of tax free exchanges for investment properties in residential real estate. Learn what is required to qualify for a tax free exchange, what different kinds of exchanges are available and also various ways that the title can be transferred for the purpose of an exchange.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN TAX FREE EXCHANGES

Technology Trends in Real Estate

      The technology landscape changes quickly, and this rapid change can have significant consequences for the real estate professional. In order to perform at their best, real estate professionals need to stay ahead of these trends. This course helps to bring focus to the technological innovations that are most relevant to real estate practice. The course will discuss trends in software, social media, and internet security. Videos are presented throughout the course to help explain and illustrate key topics.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE

Louisiana Appraisal Courses

Basic Appraisal Principles

      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 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN BASIC APPRAISAL PRINCIPLES

Basic Appraisal Procedures

      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 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 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN BASIC APPRAISAL PROCEDURES

Louisiana 75-hour Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Package

      Complete with 75 hours of the new Associate Real Estate Appraiser Qualification Criteria for Louisiana this package includes three courses: Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course. Also included in this package is the USPAP Manual eBook.


$749.00 BUNDLE

ENROLL IN LOUISIANA 75-HOUR REAL ESTATE APPRAISER TRAINEE PACKAGE

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

      This mandatory course will introduce aspiring appraisers to the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

      With the use of practice tests and interactive appraisal scenarios, you will get a full understanding of the history of appraisal standards, the structure of USPAP, essential steps in the appraisal process, USPAP definitions, and how to follow USPAP standards in your new career as a real estate appraiser.  

      The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.


$279.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN 2018-2019 15-HOUR EQUIVALENT USPAP COURSE

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

      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 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN RESIDENTIAL MARKET ANALYSIS AND HIGHEST AND BEST USE

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

      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 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER SITE VALUATION & COST APPROACH

Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

      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.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN RESIDENTIAL SALES COMPARISON AND INCOME APPROACHES

Upgrade to Licensed Level Package

      Ready to move from Trainee level to a Licensed Residential Appraiser? This package is designed just for you. It contains the required education to help you get to that next step in your career. This 75-hour package includes: Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach, Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, and Residential Report Writing and Case Studies.


$795.00 BUNDLE

ENROLL IN UPGRADE TO LICENSED LEVEL PACKAGE

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

      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.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN RESIDENTIAL REPORT WRITING AND CASE STUDIES

A URAR Form Review

      This course is a detailed walkthrough showing how to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). Students will learn each step of the process as the course guides them through the sections and necessary fields of the form. At completion of this appraisal CE course, students should have a full understanding of how to complete the URAR reports in compliance with USPAP.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN A URAR FORM REVIEW

Appraisal Math and Statistics

      A true understanding of appraisal math is essential for success as a real estate appraiser. This course offers students insight into key mathematical functions including the mathematics of finance, and calculating area and statistics involved in appraisal.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN APPRAISAL MATH AND STATISTICS

Cost Approach Overview

      This introductory course is a hands-on learning exercise explaining cost approach valuation and the methods included in calculating it. Students will learn ways to estimate depreciation and cost. The course includes various examples to ensure proper understanding and retention.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN COST APPROACH OVERVIEW

Income Capitalization Overview

      This hands-on course, complete with exercises to better students' understanding and retention, gives the student an overview of how the income approach to valuation works. Lessons include estimating income and expenses as well as estimating capitalization rates. This course covers both yield capitalization and direct capitalization.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN INCOME CAPITALIZATION OVERVIEW

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

      Strengthen your foundation and build your appraisal skills. This is a foundation course for appraisers on vacant land parcels, their valuation, how the cost approach method is used, and the fundamental concepts involved. Grow your abilities as a real estate appraiser by learning interview techniques, how to use market extraction to establish a cost estimate, and how to utilize data offered by professional cost data sources. Gain an understanding of the many cost approach applications by going from the beginning appraisal assignment all the way to the final value estimate of a property. Please note that you must complete Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses before enrolling in this course.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER SITE VALUATION & COST APPROACH

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

      Dive into residential market analysis. Want a deeper understanding of how to read, map and analyze a market area by applying highest and best use practices? This course discusses in detail the three approaches regarding value in appraisal including sales comparison, cost and income capitalization. Students will gain insight into how to understand the connection between highest and best use analysis, market analysis, and the three approaches to valuation in real estate appraisal. This appraisal continuing education course has a prerequisite: completion of the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN RESIDENTIAL MARKET ANALYSIS AND HIGHEST AND BEST USE

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

      This is an excellent crash-course on the numerous writing exercises that you will need to know in order to be successful as an appraiser. Want to produce professional, thorough appraisal reports? Then this course is for you! It covers residential valuation procedures, numerous writing techniques, and a review of grammar and writing assignments focused around a residential case study. As a hands-on course, students will better retain information as they complete the included exercises such as the compiling of competent and practical narrative comments to be included in form appraisal reports as well as how to interpret valuation procedures and conclusions for people who use the reports. Please be advised that this course does have a prerequisite: the completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN RESIDENTIAL REPORT WRITING AND CASE STUDIES

Sales Comparison Approach

      Gain insight into how the sales comparison approach to valuation works. This course takes a step-by-step look at the approach. Additionally, this course covers the process for data collections as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. Example problems help students to better retain and apply the information.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN SALES COMPARISON APPROACH

14-Hour Renewal Package 1 with USPAP

This package includes: 

  • 2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions. 
  • A URAR Form Review - This course provides the student with the guidelines and direction to create URAR reports which are in compliance with USPAP.

$189.00 BUNDLE

ENROLL IN 14-HOUR RENEWAL PACKAGE 1 WITH USPAP

14-Hour Renewal Package 2 with USPAP

This package includes: 

  • 2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions. 
  • Appraisal Math and Statistics - This course covers appraisal mathematical functions including calculating area, appraisal statistics, and mathematics of finance.

$189.00 BUNDLE

ENROLL IN 14-HOUR RENEWAL PACKAGE 2 WITH USPAP

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

      Every 2 years appraisers must complete a USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) update course. This course fulfills that mandatory requirement. The course addresses both new issues and questions common to appraisers in the real estate industry. 

      The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.


$159.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ENROLL IN 2018-2019 7-HOUR EQUIVALENT USPAP UPDATE COURSE

Louisiana Real Estate Career

License Process for Louisiana

Louisiana Real Estate License Requirements 

Learn about the real estate education needs for licensing and renewal in your state. 


Licensing Board/Commission: 

Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC) 


Requirements: 

Education hours required for a real estate salesperson license in the state of Louisiana: 90 hours 


Education hours required for a real estate broker license in the state of Louisiana: 150 class hours (or equivalent) 


Louisiana requires an additional 45 hours of postlicense education for real estate agents. 


Reciprocity: 

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agents in one state to more easily become licensed in another state. Louisiana, however, does not have any such reciprocal relationships with other states. 


Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements: 

Real estate professionals in Louisiana need to renew their licenses by December 31 annually. Licensees must take 12 hours of real estate CE classes, including 8 hours of electives and the 4-hour core course on a specific topic updated annually. In 2017, the mandatory salesperson course topic (that must be taken by both salespersons and brokers) is insurance awareness and contract timelines.

Louisiana Appraisal Career

License Process for Louisiana

Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Requirements 

Learn about the appraisal education needs for licensing and renewal in Louisiana. 


The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Louisiana Board of Real Estate Appraisers. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred. 


Licensure Levels 

• Real Estate Appraiser Trainee 

• Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser 

• Certified General Real Property Appraiser 


Licensure Requirements to Become an Appraiser 

• Must be at least 18 years of age 

• Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent 

• Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure • For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required 

• For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required 

• Satisfactory completion of the state examination (Real Estate Appraiser Trainees are not required to take a state exam) 

• Submit application, required documents (including criminal background check), and associated fees 


Appraiser School Education Requirements 

• 75 hours for the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee which consist of the following appraiser courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) 

• 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 75 hours of Real Estate Appraiser Trainee education AND: Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours), Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours) 

• 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND: Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)


Experience Requirements for Becoming an Appraiser 

• Real Estate Appraiser Trainee – No experience requirement 

• Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in not less than 30 months 

• Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in not less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals 


Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal 

• Real Estate Appraisers are required to take 30 hours of CE appraiser classes every two years before the December 31st deadline of the year in which the license expires • Appraisers must complete a 7 hour National USPAP Update course during the renewal cycle 

• All trainees who have been licensed in excess of two years are required to obtain continuing education that is equivalent to fifteen classroom hours of instruction for each year