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Qualifying Education: Certified General Appraiser

Turn to the Appraisal Institute for all your real estate appraisal education needs! Whether you’re working toward your real estate appraisal license or certification, you can count on the Appraisal Institute to help you achieve your career goals. In addition, our appraisal education programs are specifically designed to meet the education criteria set by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB).

Please note: Contact your state appraisal regulatory agency to make sure you have the most up-to-date information regarding your state’s current real estate appraisal education requirements and approvals.



Certified General Appraiser

The Certified General Appraiser may appraise all types of real property.

If you wish to become a Certified General Appraiser, you must take courses in the Appraiser Trainee package, plus::

Title Hours
Real Estate Finance, Statistics and Valuation Modeling 15
General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use 30
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach 30
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach 30
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1 30
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2 30
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies 30
Electives 30

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Available Online! 60-Hour General Appraiser Income Approach Package and180-Hour Certified General Appraiser Package Upgrade


In most states, the following Appraisal Institute courses can be used for Certified General elective credit. Please check state approvals prior to registering to see if your state accepts these as electives.

Advanced Income Capitalization
Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
Advanced Concepts & Case Studies
Quantitative Analysis


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