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General Demonstration of Knowledge Requirement

The Official Guide to the Demonstration of Knowledge Requirement: General

This document will help you get acquainted with the General Demonstration of Knowledge requirement options and will assist you in selecting the right one for you.

Seven Options Available!

Capstone Program Option

Attend and pass all components of the educational option.


Traditional General Demo Option

Select one subject property and write an appraisal report setting forth the analysis and conclusions, which will lead the reader to concur with the opinion of value.

E-Demo Option

Those who select this option will be paired with an E-Demo Advisor(s) who will review each section of the report and provide feedback via a dedicated online community. Online application submission.

Research Project Option

Submit a research project to meet the requirements. Sample Project Outline and Sample Project Topics.

Peer Reviewed Publications Option

A Candidate may satisfy the Demonstration of Knowledge requirement by receiving credit for at least three (3) peer reviewed publications based on original research (in a field related to real property economics) approved by the ADQC or its designee.

Thesis Option

Participants will receive credit for a Master’s thesis or a Doctoral dissertation once submitted and approved by the Admissions Committee.

Defense of Reports Option

Participants will receive credit after successfully interviewing and defending 3-5 reports.


Demo Resources

General Demo Seminar (Classroom or Online)

Before starting your general Demonstration of Knowledge requirement, we highly recommend that you take the General Demonstration of Knowledge 7-hour seminar. This seminar is available online or in the classroom. This seminar is also required to complete the Capstone and E-Demo options above.

General Demo Grader Contact List

If you have technical questions regarding your demo, please feel free to contact the demo graders on this contact list

General Demonstration Report Grading Sheets

These reports indicate the areas that are graded in a demonstration appraisal report.

Traditional Report (Fundamental Market Analysis) Grade Sheet

Traditional Report (Obsolescence) Grade Sheet

Capstone Program Grade Sheet

E-Demo Report (Fundamental Market Analysis) Grade Sheet

E-Demo Report (Obsolescence) Grade Sheet

Research Project Grade Sheet

AI Communities of Practice

Login and visit the Candidate for Designation community for guidance.

Agricultural Demo Supplement

This supplement addresses areas that are unique to agricultural properties that are not covered in The Official Guide to the Demonstration of Knowledge requirement.



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