Nebraska Real Estate Courses

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

National Real Estate Prep xL - AMP

      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. 

      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

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.

 

Approved for 3 hours of Mandatory continuing education credit in Nebraska.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Basic Real Estate Finance

      Understand the money and financial transactions behind real estate. An excellent foundation course on real estate finance, this course will offer you crucial insight into promissory notes, assumptions, mortgages, financing instruments, loan practices, trust deeds, foreclosures, various types of loans, loan practices, and sources of funds.


Approved for 6 hours of Elective continuing education credit in Nebraska.


$59.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$59.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED    

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.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$29.99 ONLINE - SELF PACED

Financing Residential Real Estate

       The financial aspects to purchasing a home is such a vital step in the process and one of the most confusing to the potential buyer. What options are available? What is included in closing costs? This elective course will walk you through the dizzying array of financing options available today. Discover the choices available through FHA, VA and special financing possibilities, as well as a simplified approach to accurately assessing closing costs.


$29.99 ONLINE - SELF PACED

Green Home Construction

      Thinking about "going green?" The prevalence of green home construction continues to expand in the U.S. Don't you want to have a better understanding of this market? This course covers various topics in both sustainable design and green home construction including waste management, lot shopping, special safety applications, site work, and building material choices.


$59.99 ONLINE - SELF PACED

Green Home Features

      What makes a green home green? Students will gain insight into different features included in green design. Highlights include water and energy efficiency, appliances, methods of controlling heat loss, how to conserve energy in a home, lighting, and renewable energy.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Income Capitalization Overview

      Learn all the steps included in the income approach to home and property valuation. This course dives into how to estimate rates of capitalization as well as income and expenses. Highlights include coverage of yield capitalization and direct capitalization as well as multiple examples designed specifically to help students better absorb and fully comprehend the material covered.


$59.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Methods of Residential Finance

      Want to understand the financial component of residential real estate better? A comprehensive overview of finance for residential real estate, this course touches on a multitude of topics including FHA, VA loans, assumptions, alternative financing, conventional financing and purchase money mortgages. This course also covers legislation in regard to financing.


$59.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Minimizing Risk with Effective Practices

      There’s no question about it: In today’s real estate environment, knowing how to avoid legal problems is essential. This must-have-course provides an overview of how to minimize your liability. You’ll learn about the importance of establishing agency policies, developing effective marketing and advertising practices, effective anti-discrimination practices, plus how to reduce your risk by maintaining proper records. Stay out of legal hot water…enroll today!


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Nebraska 12-Hour Elective Package

BUNDLE & SAVE! Knock out your Nebraska real estate elective CE requirements with this package. 

  • Green Home Construction (Course Approval #0702)
  • Pricing Property to Sell (Course Approval #0929R)

$109.00 BUNDLE

Nebraska 18-Hour Package

      Complete the 18-hour continuing education requirement for Nebraska with this package.
     This renewal package consists of 4 courses: 

  • Pricing Property to Sell (meets mandatory requirement) 
  • ADA & Fair Housing 
  • Ethics in Real Estate 
  • Green Home Construction

$109.00 BUNDLE

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.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pricing Property to Sell

      You want your client's property to sell. You want your client to get the most they can for the property--making you get the top commission possible. However, the property will still have to undergo an appraisal for the buyer to get the mortgage approved from the lender. So how do you determine the right price? This course is designed to help you better understand the concepts of pricing property, approaches to pricing property, principles of value, replacement cost value and the application of market data. Approved for 6 hours of Mandatory continuing education credit in Nebraska.


$59.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Professional Property Management

      As a professional property manager, you must attempt to balance the needs of property owners with the needs of tenants. To accomplish this, professional property managers need to understand elements of leasing, rent collection, market dynamics, resident retention and building maintenance functions. Explore these important topics for both residential and commercial property management in this 4-hour elective course.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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!


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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. Approved for 3 hours of Elective continuing education credit in Nebraska.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$59.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

      What types of tax benefits are unique to homeowners? This course gives the student insight into different kinds of homeowner benefits and also teaches how to calculate taxes that can affect the purchase of a home. This is an elective real estate continuing education course.


$59.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$29.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Nebraska Appraisal Courses

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.


$89.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$89.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$89.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

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.


$169.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$169.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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.


$169.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Sales Comparison Approach

      How does the property you are appraising stand up to recently sold properties in the same area? This course walks the student through the sales comparison approach to real estate appraisal. Learn the procedures recommended in the collection of data, as well as which way adjustments can be estimated. This course is hands-on as it includes multiple examples to help the student apply and retain the information.


$89.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Nebraska Real Estate Career

License Process for Nebraska

Nebraska Real Estate License Requirements

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


Licensing Board/Commission: 

Nebraska Real Estate Commission 

Requirements: 

Education hours required for a real estate salesperson license in the state of Nebraska: 60 hours 

Education hours required for a real estate broker license in the state of Nebraska: 180 hours (or 120 hours with two years of full-time salesperson experience) 


Reciprocity:

Under the Nebraska Real Estate License Act, people who hold a current real estate license in good standing in another real estate regulatory jurisdiction which is his/her jurisdiction of primary residence, may be issued an equivalent real estate license in Nebraska either while remaining a non-resident of Nebraska or upon moving to Nebraska directly from the jurisdiction in which the real estate license is held. Because this is allowed in this statute, Nebraska doesn’t rely on reciprocal agreements with various jurisdictions to recognize licenses from there. Therefore, this is referred to as License by Recognition rather than Reciprocal Licensing. 


Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements: 

Real estate professionals in Nebraska must renew their real estate licenses by November 30 every two years. By that date, licensees must complete 18 hours of real estate CE. Of these, 12 hours must be elective classes and 6 hours must be core continuing education classes.

Nebraska Appraisal Career

License Process for Nebraska

Nebraska Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Requirements 

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


The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Nebraska 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 

• Trainee Real Property Appraiser 

• Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser 

• 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 (Trainee Real Property Appraisers are not required to take a state exam) 

• Submit application, required documents, and associated fees 


Appraiser School Education Requirements 

• 75 hours for the Trainee Real Property Appraiser 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) 

• 150 hours for the Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Trainee Real Property Appraiser level 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) 

• 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser education AND: 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 Real Property 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 

• Trainee Real Property Appraiser – No experience required 

• Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser – 2500 hours in not less than 24 months • Certified General Real Property Appraiser – 3000 hours in not less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in nonresidential appraisals 


Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal 

• All licenses expire December 31st every two years 

• Evidence of continuing education completion, along with the application for renewal, is due to the Board’s office no later than November 30th of the designated year 

• All appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education appraiser classes each renewal cycle 

• 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course (in class only) 

• The 7-Hour Report Writing and Case Studies Update Course must be completed at least once every four years from the time the course was last completed (in class only) 

• No more than 14 of the 28 hours of continuing education may be taken online