Washington 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

Real Estate Fundamentals

      The Washington Fundamentals course provides Washington state students with the pre-licensing requirements needed to pursue a real estate license that include owning a real estate business, property ownership, the structure of agency, liens, taxes, pricing and value, and several other tenets pertinent to the foundational understanding of real estate. This package also includes an overview of the laws and legal requirements of real estate as well as real estate business operations within the state of Washington.
 

To qualify for a real estate broker license you must complete a 60-hour Washington Real Estate Fundamentals course and a 30-hour Practices course. You must complete both courses prior to taking the broker test and receiving your real estate broker license.


$149.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Real Estate Pre-license Textbooks

When you purchase the Washington Real Estate textbooks you will receive the following three textbooks: 

  • Real Estate Basics and Beyond
  • Washington Real Estate Laws and Rules
  • Washington Real Estate Practices

The textbooks are supplementary to the online coursework.


$117.00 PHYSICAL

Real Estate Pre-license Practices

      Washington requires broker candidates to complete a 60-hour Fundamentals course and 30-hour Real Estate Practices course prior to applying. This Washington-approved Real Estate Practices course will satisfy your 30-hour requirement.


$79.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Real Estate Pre-license Platinum Online

What a deal! Included in the Platinum package is: 

  • Washington Real Estate Pre-license Fundamentals Online Course ($299 Value)
  • Washington Real Estate Pre-license Textbooks
  • Washington Real Estate Pre-license Practices Online Course ($199 Value)
  • Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate ($99 Value): This unique exam prep toolkit gives you a variety of tools to help you understand and retain the knowledge needed for the NATIONAL information on your real estate exam. The toolkit includes flashcards, topic review webinars and special study tips.
  • National Virtual Study Program ($199 Value): 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.
  • Washington Virtual Study Program ($99 Value): Each state has unique laws and requirements in the real estate industry. This live webinar series gives you an added advantage to learn more about important Washington specific topics, guidance of an expert real estate instructor and opportunity to communicate with your peers.
  • Live Instructor Support ($99 Value): Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
  • 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.
  • Real Estate Blog Subscription:Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.

Save over $300 by choosing the Platinum package!


$299.00 BUNDLE

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 – SELF PACED

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.
 

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

Best Value! Complete 90-Hour Washington Managing Broker Package

      Best Value! This complete 90-hour Washington Managing Broker package includes all three 30-hour courses required to become a Managing Broker! Included are the following Washington Department of Licensing approved courses: 

  • 30-hour Washington Business Management
  • 30-hour Washington Brokerage Management
  • 30-hour Washington Advanced Law

$399.00 BUNDLE

Washington Brokerage Management

      OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly ProSchools' Real Estate Brokerage Management course provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to accelerate your success in the real estate profession. As you go through the course, you will complete reading assignments, review definitions of terms, and take quizzes that reinforce key concepts. The material is designed to build your confidence and skills in managing a real estate office.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington Business Management

      This comprehensive course satisfies 30 hours of the broker's prelicense education requirement. The topics covered in this course are business planning; business ethics; elements and organization of a service business; financing a service business; site selection; office design; fiscal management; office management; information; marketing; management growth and strategic planning.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington Advanced Law

      This comprehensive course satisfies 30 hours of the broker's prelicense education requirement. This course is designed to provide the prospective managing broker a more comprehensive understanding of the legal foundations of the real estate industry, both to improve his professional skills and to enable the managing broker to successfully mentor the brokers they supervise.


$199.00 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

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

Advanced Real Estate Practices

      This 30-hour Advanced Real Estate Practices course is required for all licensees who received their license on or after July 1, 2010 and are renewing for the first time. Also required is a 30-hour Real Estate Law course, 3-Hour Core and additional 27 hours of continuing education. Covered in the course are the complex issues faced by licensees with real life illustrations, advanced content and exercises.Note: OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly ProSchools 90-Hour Renewal Package is our best value if you are renewing for the first time and received your license on or after July 1, 2010.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Anti-Discrimination Laws

      Examine fair housing laws from a historical perspective, residential segregation, the Federal Fair Housing Act, familial status discrimination, developing reasonable occupancy standards, the definition of ?handicap,? NAR positions on AIDS disclosure and more!


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Ethical Real Estate: The NAR Code

      Ethical Real Estate covers the NAR Code of Ethics and reviews case studies pertaining to the code. Sample scenarios are included as a decision making practice for licensees. This course will insure that real estate professionals have a strong understanding of the National Association of Realtors ® (NAR) Code of Ethics and understand the difference between ethical and unethical behavior.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Ethics in Real Estate

      This course discusses the importance of ethical behavior in the practice of real estate, and how a licensee's ethical standards can improve or harm a licensee's career, and the profession as a whole. The course compares and contrasts ethics, morality and the law. It describes principles supporting high ethical standards in real estate, the role of ethics in proper disclosure, and the types of ethical challenges a licensee may face in a competitive market. It discusses ethics as they relate to advertising and pricing, and how a licensee can best be supported to maintain high ethical standards. It concludes with a discussion of the types of ethical complaints commonly made against licensees, and how licensees may best avoid and respond to those complaints.


$39.00 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.


$39.00 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.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Financing Residential Real Estate

      Financing Residential Real Estate is an elective topic that satisfies 8 hours of continuing education. There is a dizzying array of financing options available to homebuyers today. Where do you begin? You’ll discover a myriad of options available through FHA, VA and special financing options. Plus, examine a simplified approach to accurately assessing closing costs.


$69.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Green Home Sales

      This course is designed to improve real estate licensees' knowledge of green energy, green housing, and the types of green certification available for buildings, systems, and licensees so that licensees may better serve clients who are interested in green living or building. The housing market is becoming increasingly greener, due in part to regulatory demand, and in part to consumer demand. Licensees completing this course will understand the techniques used in green building, the benefits of green building for energy efficiency, resource conservation and marketability; the types of green certification available and how they apply to systems, housing and licensees; and how to appropriately refer green contractors and other vendors. This course serves as a must-have guide for gaining an overall understanding of the green housing movement, and how licensees may best serve clients interested in green real estate.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Home Inspection in Real Estate Practice

      Understand the importance of property inspections and how to advise your clients about the inspection process. Also, learn how to prepare a home for inspection and how to limit your liability during the inspection process.


$29.00 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.


$39.00 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!


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

People Management in Real Estate

      How do you successfully recruit and hire new agents? How do you retain good people once you get them? The answer to both these questions is the same- it's about people management. Explore the fundamentals of attracting and recruiting new agents to your firm. Identify the training needs of new and experienced licensees, plus look at effective tools and techniques for retaining good talent within your organization. Don't learn by trial and error! Begin the steps to building your people management skills now with this valuable groundbreaking course.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Principles of Commercial Real Estate

      Understand the different types of commercial real estate including office space, retail space and storage facilities. Additional topics include industrial real estate brokerage, site selection, land development, and the effect of local and regional labor markets on commercial real estate.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Professional Property Management

      Professional property managers 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. You?ll explore these topics for both residential and commercial property management.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Property Pricing and Residential Real Estate

     The better priced a property is, the easier it is for you to show and sell it. Explore in-depth the appraisal process versus the Competitive Market Analysis, different pricing methods, plus examples & illustrations of pricing residential properties and income-producing properties.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Short Sales

      This course is designed to equip the real estate licensee to assist clients with short sales. It first discusses short sale transactions, short sale alternatives, the HAFA and HAMP program, and the impact of short sales on buyers, sellers, and lenders. It then explains the short sale lender and the licensee's role in a short sale transaction, including how to prepare a short sale packet for a lender. The MARS Rule and how it applies to licensees assisting clients with short sales is examined. The course concludes with a brief discussion of tenant rights during and after a short sale and an identification of the types of lender fraud that may be attempted in short sale transactions.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Starting a Successful Brokerage

      Ready to start your own brokerage business? "Starting a Successful Brokerage" is packed with essential information to help you get started and succeed! Explore how to develop a business plan, setting up your company's management team, and marketing and advertising options. Identify costs involved in running a company. Starting a brokerage is a huge challenge...and there are great rewards for those that do it right! Learn the vital skills, strategies, and necessary steps for getting your company off to the right start.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Tax Implications of Home Sales

      Real estate professionals can increase their value to their customers by learning the tax implications of home sales in the USA. Discover strategies every real estate agent can use, including how to identify the sources of active, portfolio, and passive income. Discover how long- and short-term capital gains and losses are treated. Learn how depreciation affects taxable income, cost basis, and taxation of capital gains. 

      You will also look at the ownership and use requirements for claiming a section 121 exclusion of gain, how to calculate taxable home sales gains, and more. A great resource in helping agents better understand tax implications and assist their clients.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington Legal Topics in Real Estate

      In a struggling real estate market, clients often look for someone to blame for their financial difficulties. Often it is the real estate licensee. Therefore, it is more important than ever for licensees to understand the law as it applies to the practice of real estate. Covered topics include the licensee's role as an agent and fiduciary, ethical and legal pitfalls a licensee may face in a competitive market, the four required elements for valid contracts, and the differences between contract and tort law. Also discussed are various federal laws impacting the real estate industry including anti-trust law, the Dodd-Frank Act, RESPA, the Fair Housing Act, landlord-tenant laws, the Do Not Call Registry and the FTC MAP Rules.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington Logistics of Managing a Brokerage

      Are you ready to take on the leading role as managing broker? In today’s results-focused workplace, you need a solid understanding of management functions, the importance of strategic thinking, and how to analyze the financial condition of the company. If you want to build your leadership role and lead your company to a winning performance, —this groundbreaking course is for you!


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington Real Estate Law

      This 30-hour Washington Real Estate Law course is required for all licensees who received their license on or after July 1, 2010 and are renewing for the first time. Also required is a 30-hour Advanced Real Estate Practices course, 3-Hour Core and additional 27 hours of continuing education. This course includes lessons concerning Introduction to Law, Licensing Law, Agency Law, Contracts, Torts, Practices and the Law, Legal Environment and Current Real Estate Law Topics.Note: OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly ProSchools 90-Hour Renewal Package is our best value if you are renewing for the first time and received your license on or after July 1, 2010.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington 30-Hour Complete CE Package

Renew your Washington real estate license with this convenient all-in-one CE solution. 

      This comprehensive package provides everything you need to ensure you complete your CE requirements before the deadline. It includes the mandatory 2018-2019 Washington Residential Core course and 27 hours of elective hours including topics on legal, tax implications and starting a brokerage. Save money and streamline your renewal today!
 

1. 2018-2019 Washington Residential Core (3 Hours): This course covers mandatory content required to renew your real estate license and will prepare any Washington real estate professional with the legislative, legal, and business practice updates within the state.
 

2. Ethical Real Estate: The NAR Code (3 Hours): This course will insure that real estate professionals have a strong understanding of the National Association of Realtors ® (NAR) Code of Ethics and understand the difference between ethical and unethical behavior.
 

3, Legal Topics in Real Estate (4 Hours): It is that licensees understand the law as it applies to the practice of real estate. This course explores the licensee's role as an agent and fiduciary, ethical and legal pitfalls a licensee may face in a competitive market, the four required elements for valid contracts, and the differences between contract and tort law.
 

4. Tax Implications of Home Sales (6 Hours): Real estate professionals can increase their value to their customers by learning the tax implications of home sales in the USA. Discover strategies every real estate agent can use, including how to identify the sources of active, portfolio, and passive income. Discover how long- and short-term capital gains and losses are treated. Learn how depreciation affects taxable income, cost basis, and taxation of capital gains.
 

5. Starting a Successful Brokerage (6 Hours): Ready to start your own brokerage business? This course is packed with essential information to help you get started and succeed! Explore how to develop a business plan, setting up your company's management team, and marketing and advertising options. Learn the vital skills, strategies, and necessary steps for getting your company off to the right start.
 

6. Financing Residential Real Estate (8 Hours): Financing Residential Real Estate is an elective topic that satisfies 8 hours of continuing education. There is a dizzying array of financing options available to homebuyers today. Where do you begin? You’ll discover a myriad of options available through FHA, VA and special financing options. Plus, examine a simplified approach to accurately assessing closing costs.
 

Washington CE Requirements: 30 hours of continuing education including a 3-hour core course.


$159.00 BUNDLE

Washington 60-Hour First Renewal Package

Designed specifically to help jumpstart a new real estate career, this package includes:
 

1. Advanced Real Estate Practices (30 Hours): Covered in the course are the complex issues faced by licensees with real life illustrations, advanced content and exercises.
 

2. Washington Real Estate Law (30 Hours): This course includes lessons concerning Introduction to Law, Licensing Law, Agency Law, Contracts, Torts, Practices and the Law, Legal Environment and Current Real Estate Law Topics.
 

Please note that the current issues course and electives are not included.


$249.00 BUNDLE

Washington 90-hour First Renewal Package

     Included are all the required courses, plus several continuing education courses to meet your total 90-hour requirement. Save money and get started today! Included in the Renewal Package are the following courses:  


1. Advanced Real Estate Practices (30 Hours): Covered in the course are the complex issues faced by licensees with real life illustrations, advanced content and exercises.  


2. Washington Real Estate Law (30 Hours): This course includes lessons concerning Introduction to Law, Licensing Law, Agency Law, Contracts, Torts, Practices and the Law, Legal Environment and Current Real Estate Law Topics.   


3. 2018-2019 Washington Residential Core (3 Hours): This course covers mandatory content required to renew your real estate license and will prepare any Washington real estate professional with the legislative, legal, and business practice updates within the state.  


4. Qualifying the Buyer Under New Regulations (3 Hours): 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.   


5. Legal Topics in Real Estate: (4 Hours): It is that licensees understand the law as it applies to the practice of real estate. This course explores the licensee's role as an agent and fiduciary, ethical and legal pitfalls a licensee may face in a competitive market, the four required elements for valid contracts, and the differences between contract and tort law.   


6. Tax Implications of Home Sales (6 Hours): Real estate professionals can increase their value to their customers by learning the tax implications of home sales in the USA. Discover strategies every real estate agent can use, including how to identify the sources of active, portfolio, and passive income. Discover how long- and short-term capital gains and losses are treated. Learn how depreciation affects taxable income, cost basis, and taxation of capital gains.  


7. Starting a Successful Brokerage (6 Hours): Ready to start your own brokerage business? This course is packed with essential information to help you get started and succeed! Explore how to develop a business plan, setting up your company's management team, and marketing and advertising options. Learn the vital skills, strategies, and necessary steps for getting your company off to the right start.  


8. Financing Residential Real Estate (8 Hours): Financing Residential Real Estate is an elective topic that satisfies 8 hours of continuing education. There is a dizzying array of financing options available to homebuyers today. Where do you begin? You’ll discover a myriad of options available through FHA, VA and special financing options. Plus, examine a simplified approach to accurately assessing closing costs.


$299.00 BUNDLE

2018-2019 Washington Residential Core

    The Washington Residential Core course is a mandated update to state prescribed curriculum meeting the requirements for licensure renewal under the Washington Administrative Code. This course equips Washington real estate professionals with the legislative, legal, and business practice updates within the state.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington 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

Washington 75-Hour Registered Real Estate Appraiser Trainee 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.


$899.00 BUNDLE

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.


$289.00 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

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

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 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

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

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.


$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.

$219.00 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.

$219.00 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.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Washington Real Estate Career

License Process for Washington

Washington Real Estate License Requirements 

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


Licensing Board/Commission: 

Washington State Department of Licensing - Real Estate Commission 


Requirements: 

Education hours required for a real estate broker license in the state of Washington: 90 hours (a 60-hour real estate fundamentals course and a 30-hour real estate practices course) 

Education hours required for a real estate managing broker license in the state of Washington: 90 hours (a 30-hour brokerage management course, a 30-hour business management course and a 30-hour advanced real estate law course) 


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. Washington, however, does not have any reciprocity agreements with any other states. 


Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements: 

Real estate professionals in Washington need to renew their real estate licenses every two years from the date of licensure. By this date, licensees must complete 30 hours of real estate CE classes. Of these, 3 hours must be the core coursework. A minimum of 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of the renewal date. Licensees may also submit up to 15 hours of unused continuing education that was completed within 48 months of the renewal date.

Washington Appraisal Career

License Process for Washington

Washington Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Requirements

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


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

• Licensed Real Estate Appraiser 

• Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser 

• Certified General Real Estate 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 (Appraiser Trainees are not required to take a state exam) 

• Submit application, required documents, and associated fees 


Appraiser School Education Requirements 

• 75 hours for the 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) 

• 150 hours for the Licensed Real Estate Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Appraiser Trainee 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 Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed 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 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 

• Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 24 months 

• Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months 

• Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

 

Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal 

• Starting July 1, 2013, all real estate appraiser trainees will be required to complete continuing education appraiser classes before renewing their Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Registration. 

• When you renew on or after July 1, 2013, you’ll be required to submit proof that you’ve completed 28 hours of continuing education in approved real estate appraisal courses or seminars, including the 7-hour National USPAP update. 

• All appraisers must renew their license every other birthday (2 years) 

• All appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education appraiser classes within that two year cycle. 7 of those hours must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent