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Real Estate Appraiser

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Program Description

This course series prepares students to sit for the Maryland Licensed Appraiser exam. Appraisers assess residential real estate property for its current fair market value. In order to appraise the property the appraiser must go to the real estate site and take pictures and measurements of the land and/or residence. A search of local real estate records is done to establish a price comparison of like properties, and a computerized report on the findings is written up for the customer and lender.

Successful Completion

CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).  Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate. Students will be prepared to begin their required apprenticeship hours and, when completed, take the licensing exam to become a Maryland Licensed Appraiser.  Students may apply for Appraisal Training license exam after completing 75 hours of education (REA 019 and REA 020).  To apply for the Licensed Real Estate Appraiser exam, students must complete 150 hours of education and 2000 hours of appraisal apprenticeship hours

Certifying Organization: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Real Estate Appraisers & Home Inspectors Commission, www.dllr.state.md.us. Exam cost: $100.

Career Opportunities

Real estate appraiser, real property appraiser or field appraiser. Jobs are available in the real estate industry, governmental agencies and also opportunities to be self-employed.

Program Length

6 months for the course series, plus a minimum of 2 years apprenticeship. Courses start in September and January at CCBC Hunt Valley.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Attendance is mandatory. Students must pass a final exam in each of the four courses.

1. Real Estate: Appraisal Principles & Procedures: REA 019

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • “Appraising Residential Properties”; $80; text available at campus bookstores

2. Real Estate: Appraisal Standards & Ethics: REA 173

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” $75;
    • “15 hour National USPAP course Student Manual”; $35; texts available through the Appraisal Foundation

3. Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis Part I: REA 020

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • “Appraising Residential Properties”; $80; text available at campus bookstores

4. Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis Part II: REA 021

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • “Appraising Residential Properties”; $80; text available at campus bookstores

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $1526 (Tuition-$852/Fees-$674)
  • Textbook/Materials: $185

Program Contact Information


Pete Naron

Email: pnaron@ccbcmd.edu

Phone: 443-840-4572

Location: Owings Mills, 305D


Administrative Assistant:

Sarah Cullip

Email: scullip@ccbcmd.edu

Phone: 443-840-1632

Location: Essex, BESS 116

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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