You must start with the 150 hours for a Licensed Appraiser or a Licensed Appraiser Assistant. Then you would take the additional 50 hours and follow the regulations as set forth below!

Questions? Call Bill Merrell at 631-563-7720

If you need the initial 150 hour classes, go to: www.merrellinstitute.com/residentialcourses.html

College: is a requirement for NYS Certified Residential Appraiser (CLEP Exams are accepted by Colleges such as Empire State University)

1. English Composition                    2. Economics (Micro or Macro)

3. Finance                                          4. College Math Course (such as Algebra, Geometry, etc)

5. Statistics                                        6. Introduction to Computers or a Word Processing or Spreadsheets Course

7. Business Law or Real Estate Law Course

Experience: You must show NYS that you have completed 2000 hours of experience (Licensed) 2500 hours of experience (Certified-Residential) over no less than 2 years and no more than 5 years– logs to be presented and verified by NYS when you apply. It is part of the application. Call NYS 518-474-4429 for details.

National Test for NYS– You must take the Licensing Test when you have met the above requirements. A test is mandatory for Licensed or Certified Residential.

Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D.– School Director & Certified Instructor ~ Andrew Mantovani– USPAP Instructor & Certified Instructor

Bill Merrell, Andrew Mantovani, Jim Taylor and Jack Kelly are NYS Certified General Appraisers-Instructors, certified by NYS to teach these classes.

 We include all materials, books and final exams! We want to make your educational experience affordable!  

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Listed below is information pertinent to the offering of the real estate appraiser qualifying courses:
Appraiser license/certification candidates must satisfy the education requirements by completing the prescribed courses indicated for each classification.

To satisfactorily complete any course offered for study, a person must physically attend 90 percent of each 30-hour course and 100 percent of each 15-hour course, exclusive of sessions devoted to examination.

In accordance with sections 1103.8, 1103.9 and 1103.10 of the Department’s rules and regulations (19 NYCRR), the following courses must be completed sequentially for the residential/general appraisal classifications. Proof of successful completion of the required courses must be furnished to the Department of State by an original certificate with a raised seal at the time of application.

State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser/Appraiser Assistant (150 hours)

Basic Appraisal Principles (R-5) 30 hours
Basic Appraisal Procedures (R-6) 30 hours
National USPAP 15 hours
Residential Market Analysis and Highest/Best Use (R-7) 15 hours
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (R-8) 15 hours
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (R-9) 30 hours
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (R-10) 15 hours

State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (200 hours)+
Associate’s Degree or 21 college semester credit hours

Basic Appraisal Principles (R-5) 30 hours
Basic Appraisal Procedures (R-6) 30 hours
National USPAP 15 hours
Residential Market Analysis and Highest/best Use (R-7) 15 hours
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (R-8) 15 hours
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (R-9) 30 hours
Res. Report Writing and Case Studies (R-10) 15 hours
Statistics, Modeling and Finance (SMF) 15 hours
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (R-11) 15 hours
Intro. to Residential Income Properties (RE-1) 20 hours -OR- Fair Housing, Fair Lending/Environmental Issues (RE-2) 20 hours

Continuing Education
All appraisers are required to successfully complete twenty-eight (28) hours of approved continuing education prior to renewal. All courses must be completed within the two-year license cycle.

Individuals who successfully complete an appraiser qualifying course during any license term in anticipation of changing their classification, may receive continuing education credit for such a course.

In order to renew a license or certification expiring on or after January 1, 2004, all categories of real estate appraisers must complete the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course prior to renewal. The 7-hour National USPAP Update Course must be completed every two-years prior to the renewal and may be applied toward the 28-hour continuing education requirement.

Real Estate Appraisal courses of study are approved and supervised by the Department of State. All inquiries and complaints against an approved educational provider should be directed to the Bureau of Educational Standards.

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