Pennsylvania Real Estate Courses

Pennsylvania "The Works Deluxe" Package with Virtual Study Program

It's okay to be an overachiever!
 

      The Pennsylvania "The Works Deluxe" Package has everything in it from "The Basic" and "The Works" packages 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. Pennsylvania Sales Pre-license Course: Containing everything needed to satisfy Pennsylvania's state requirement for education for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam, this 60 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. Pennsylvania Exam Prep: The only mastery fluency exam prep system in the market.
 

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 the need 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%.


$447.00 BUNDLE

Pennsylvania "The Works" Package with Virtual Study Program

Get our quality guarantee and exam prep!
 

      This 60-hour package contains everything from "The Basic" package PLUS our National Real Estate Exam Prep which 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.
 

Pennsylvania "The Works" Package includes: 

1. Pennsylvania Sales Pre-license Course: Containing everything needed to satisfy Pennsylvania's state requirement for education for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam, this 60 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. Pennsylvania Exam Prep: The only mastery fluency exam prep system in the market.
 

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%.


$395.00 BUNDLE

Pennsylvania "The Basic" Package

      "The Basic" package has everything you need to fulfill Pennsylvania'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 60 hours, MathMaster is also included to give you a crash course on real estate math to better ensure your success!
 

1. Pennsylvania Sales Pre-license Course: Containing everything needed to satisfy Pennsylvania's state requirement for education for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam, this 60 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%.


$302.00 BUNDLE

Real Estate Fundamentals

      Build your foundation in real estate. This 30-hour course introduces the student with the laws, principles and language involved in the industry of real estate.Major topics include: Rights in Real Estate, Concepts of Land & Property, and the Laws and Methods that Govern the Transfer of Property.


$169.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

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!


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pennsylvania Exam Prep

      Walk into your Pennsylvania state exam with confidence. This is the only real estate exam prep course designed with the mastery and fluency method--specially designed to promote higher retention and comprehension. Packed with 6 testing lessons and an additional 6 exams, our exam prep covers hundreds of questions on both Pennsylvania and national real estate content.Our interactive study aid is focused solely on preparing you for your state real estate exam.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

Real Estate Practice

      Real Estate Practice is a 30-hour foundation course for those seeking to qualify to take the real estate salesperson state exam. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the standard procedures, ethics, techniques and rules that surround real estate transactions. This course also offers an introduction into the forms needed for real estate transactions.


$169.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

      Become a better and more effective broker by gaining further insight into commercial real estate. This course fulfills 30 of the 240 hours of education required in Pennsylvania to qualify to take the state broker licensing exam. Highlights include: Commercial Leases, Environmental Regulations, Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA), Commercial Real Estate Principles and the Brownfield Economic Redevelopment Initiative. Please note that no hours of Civil Rights Law and Equal Opportunity in Housing are included in this course.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

      This 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.


$150.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Valuation of Residential Properties

      It is integral to understand the appraisal process for residential real estate. Learn the three approaches to valuation. This course fulfills 30 of the 240 hours of education required in Pennsylvania to qualify to take the real estate broker licensing exam. Highlights include: Real Estate Appraisal Principles and Practices, Markets for Residential Real Estate, Data Analysis in Regards to Appraisal, and Site Description and Analysis.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

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!


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

Pennsylvania Exam Prep

      Walk into your Pennsylvania state exam with confidence. This is the only real estate exam prep course designed with the mastery and fluency method--specially designed to promote higher retention and comprehension. Packed with 6 testing lessons and an additional 6 exams, our exam prep covers hundreds of questions on both Pennsylvania and national real estate content.Our interactive study aid is focused solely on preparing you for your state real estate exam.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis

      An excellent overview of the financial side of commercial real estate, this course begins with the history of the savings and loan business and walks you all the way up the commercial real estate industry's financing practices today. Not only does this course cover the various types of commercial property financing, it takes a deep dive into the characteristics of each. Additionally, this course covers the different approaches for investment evaluation including appraisal, property comparison, capitalization rates, and the time value of money.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Commercial Leases

      Leases can be a huge source of commission for agents looking to pursue commercial real estate. This course offers the need-to-know information for the 3 major types of commercial leases: office, retail and industrial. Highlights include: major negotiation points, how to determine rent based on formulas, and technical concerns exclusive to industrial leases.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Commercial Sales and Exchanges

      Fully understand all the facets of commercial sales and tax deferred exchanges in commercial real estate. This elective course takes a deep dive into the particulars of the commercial contract, procedures for closing, and essential documentation for commercial sales. Additionally, this course contains insight into the requisites for and advantages of tax deferred exchanges.


$49.00 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.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

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 discover the choices available through FHA, VA and special financing possibilities, as well as a simplified approach to accurately assessing closing costs.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Leading and Communicating Effectively

      Do you know how to influence, transform and inspire others? “Leading and Communicating Effectively” is packed with powerful information and ideas to help you improve your leadership skills! Explore different types of authority…examine ways to build a company image and reputation…discover the most effective communication styles…find out the essential elements of developing a policies and procedures manual. If you want to build your leadership role—this groundbreaking course is for you!


$39.00 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.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pennsylvania Commercial Module

      Want to go into commercial real estate in Pennsylvania? Then this is the course for you. Students will gain an understanding of key areas of commercial real estate practice specifically relating to Pennsylvania. This course offers must-have information in crucial areas that an agent working in the brokerage and/or the management of commercial properties would need to be adept. If taken with the General Module (7 hour) for Pennsylvania, the combined courses qualify to fulfill the 14 hour Pennsylvania real estate continuing education requirement for a salesperson completing their needed education for the initial time.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pennsylvania General Module

      Is this your first time taking real estate continuing education for the state of Pennsylvania? If so, then this is a mandatory course for you. Major topics included are duties of licensees, zoning, environmental concerns, closing costs, title reports, agency relationships, agreement of sale including addenda, special clauses and representation agreements. If you combine this course with either the Residential Module or the Commercial Module (each 7 hours), then you will fulfill the 14 hour requirement for first-time salespersons.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pennsylvania Mandatory Rules and Regulations Course

      Need to complete your mandatory continuing education to renew you real estate license? Fulfill the state real estate commission requirements with this online 3.5-hour course. It focuses on what you need to know regarding real estate rules and regulations in Pennsylvania.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pennsylvania Residential Module

      Recommended for all salespersons in residential real estate in Pennsylvania who are taking their CE for the first time. If you combine this with the Pennsylvania General Module (7 hours), the combined modules will fulfill your 14-hour education requirement for salespersons completing their CE for the initial time. This course is designed to cover content specifically helpful to residential salespersons at this point in their real estate careers. Major topics include fair housing, zoning, mortgages and environmental concerns.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pennsylvania 14-Hour Complete Residential Package

Included in this 14-Hour Package:  

1. Pennsylvania Mandatory Rules and Regulations - The course focuses on what you need to know regarding real estate rules and regulations in Pennsylvania.
 

2. Pricing Property to Sell - 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.
 

3. Prequalifying Your Buyer in Todays 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.


$89.00 BUNDLE

Pennsylvania 14-Hour Complete Commercial CE Package

This package is made up of the following three courses:
 

  • Pennsylvania Mandatory Rules and Regulations (3 Hours) – The course focuses on what you need to know regarding real estate rules and regulations in Pennsylvania.
  • Federal Law and Commercial Real Estate (4 Hours)- 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.
  • Commercial Sales and Exchanges (7 Hours)- Fully understand all the facets of commercial sales and tax deferred exchanges in commercial real estate. This elective course takes a deep dive into the particulars of the commercial contract, procedures for closing, and essential documentation for commercial sales. Additionally, this course contains insight into the requisites for and advantages of tax deferred exchanges.

$89.00 BUNDLE

Pennsylvania Residential 1st Time Renewal Package

      Taking your continuing education for the first time in Pennsylvania? This package will satisfy all requirements in Pennsylvania for your first year real estate renewal cycle.


This 14-hour package contains 2 courses: 

  • Pennsylvania General Module (meets 3-hour Rules and Regulation requirement)
  • Pennsylvania Residential Module

$89.00 BUNDLE

Pennsylvania Commercial 1st Time Renewal Package

      Taking your continuing education for the first time in Pennsylvania? This package will satisfy all requirements in Pennsylvania for your first year real estate renewal cycle.
 

This 14-hour package contains 2 courses: 

  • Pennsylvania General Module (meets 3-hour Rules and Regulation requirement)
  • Pennsylvania Commercial Module

$89.00 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.


$39.00 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.


$49.00 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.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Property Valuation: Cost Approach Overview

      Using a hands-on approach to understanding valuation of a property from a cost approach standpoint, this course helps students learn by walking through various examples as the study material progresses. This course focuses on the various methods for estimating cost as well as calculating depreciation.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Property Valuation: 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.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Property Valuation: 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.


$49.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

Short Sales And Foreclosures

      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.


$49.00 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.


$49.00 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.


$39.00 ONLINE - SELF PACED

Technology Trends in Real Estate

      The technology landscape changes quickly, and this rapid change can have significant consequences for the real estate professional. 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

Pennsylvania 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

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

Pennsylvania 75-Hour Real Estate Trainee Appraiser Package

      Complete with 75 hours of the new Associate Real Estate Appraiser Qualification Criteria. 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

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

      This 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


$189.00 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.


$189.00 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.


$189.00 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.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

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

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

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

Pennsylvania Real Estate Career

License Process for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Real Estate License Requirements 

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


Licensing Board/Commission: 

Pennsylvania Department of State - Real Estate Commission 


Requirements: 

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

Education hours required for a real estate broker license in the state of Pennsylvania: 240 Hours 


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. Pennsylvania has reciprocity with Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and West Virginia. 


Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements: 

Real estate professionals in Pennsylvania must renew their real estate licenses by May 31 of evennumbered years. Licensees must complete 14 hours of real estate CE including 3 hours of core coursework. 

During the first two-year period that continuing education is required, a new licensee shall complete the Commission-developed 14-hour required courses. This means new salesperson licensees must complete the 7-hour General Module and either the 7-hour Residential Module or Commercial Module before they can renew their license the first time.

Pennsylvania Appraisal Career

License Process for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Requirements 

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


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

• Appraiser Trainee - An Appraiser Trainee is an individual who is working towards any classification of licensure. Therefore, the education requirement for the Appraiser Assistant depends on what level of licensure the Assistant is working towards 

• Certified Residential Appraiser 

• Certified General 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, one of the following is required: o Bachelor degree in ANY field o Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Real Estate o Completion of 30 hours of (1) relevant coursework, or (2) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams (3) or some mix of both

• For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. An alternative to the education requirement is also available: 5 years of experience, 5 years without any disciplinary action and completion of specific additional education 

• Satisfactory completion of the state examination 

• Submit application, required documents, and associated fees 


Appraiser School Education Requirements 

• 75 hours for the Trainee Appraiser coursers which include: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) and 4 hours of Supervisor/Trainee education. 

• 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours), 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 

• Appraiser Trainee – No experience required 

• Certified Residential Appraiser – 1500 hours in 12 months 

• Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in 18 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals 


Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal 

• Certificates expire June 30th of odd number years 

• All licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education appraiser classes during the two year cycle 

• 7 hours must include the USPAP Update course or its equivalent 

• 2 hours must include the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act or Assessors Certification Act and the Board’s regulations and policies