Massachusetts appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education every two years: 21 hours of elective continuing education and the 7-hour USPAP Update course.
For Certified Residential Appraisers, a maximum of seven hours of courses designated as 'elective' may be credited toward renewal.
For Certified General Appraisers, a minimum of fourteen hours of continuing education courses shall be designated as non-residential topics.
Massachusetts Appraisal Regulatory Agency
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure Board of Registration of Real estate Appraisers
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
VanEd offers a range of online Massachusetts Appraisal Continuing Education (CE) courses, including the mandatory USPAP 7-Hour Update Course, to help you renew your real estate appraiser license.
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7-Hour National USPAP Update Course
This course is designed to fulfill the requirements for Massachusetts licensed and certified appraisers who must complete a 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years.
The course will present and explain the changes to USPAP and the rationale expressed by the ASB (Appraisal Standards Board) for the most recent round of revisions. Students will gain understanding regarding why, when and how changes are made to USPAP. The rationale and implementation of new regulations will be reinforced through case studies, illustrations and poll questions.
Each student is provided a digital copy of the latest USPAP publication including Advisory Opinions, the Index, and the USPAP FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
A Brief Historic Stroll through America’s Architecture for Appraisers (7 hours)
This Massachusetts appraisal course takes the appraiser on a journey from the Capes constructed on the shores of Plymouth Rock to the energy-efficient Smart houses of the 21st century. Common construction details for each period will be discussed and demonstrated with numerous graphics and video.
The object of the course is to provide today's appraiser with an observation matrix they can employ to identify architectural styles when completing Massachusetts appraisal assignments.
This course is relevant for both residential and commercial appraisers and provides examples of both types of properties. Fannie Mae UAD (Uniform Appraisal Data Set) reporting changes requirements identified the need to correctly identify architectural styles.
Environmental Hazards Impact on Value (7 hours)
This Massachusetts appraisal CE course evaluates and describes environmental hazards impact on value and reviews the regulatory implication appraisers are faced with. Environmental hazards can have a negative impact on value, but can the impact be calculated using cost to cure methods or is there diminution from stigma?
We will review several of the most common environmental hazards and how they impact both residential and commercial property values. The course explores appraiser environmental due diligence reporting; as established by USPAP, HUD and Secondary Mortgage Market.
Our instructor shares his courtroom proven methodology for calculating diminution created from stigma. This seminar relevant for both residential and commercial Massachusetts appraisers.
FHA Site Inspection for Massachusetts Appraisers (7 hours)
This course provides practitioners with a step-by-step, bulletproof methodology for conducting FHA or conventional residential appraisal site inspections.
It includes proprietary forms and terminology that can be integrated into Massachusetts appraisal reports. We share valuable phrases that will help clearly identify the limitations of appraiser’s observations; reduce liability for all parties, while they accurately portray the conditions at the subject property.
Mold a Growing Concern (3.5 hours)
The object of the seminar is to provide Massachusetts appraisers with an observation matrix they can employ to identify the characteristics exhibited by mold growth or conditions that can support mold growth. This course is relevant for both Massachusetts residential and commercial appraisers and provides examples of both types of properties.
Learning about mold will help appraisers avoid liability, meet their regulatory responsibilities, and protect the unintended and user from unhealthy conditions. The course also includes a downloadable PDF documents that will supply the students with a tremendous resource going forward.
Victorian Era Architecture for Massachusetts Real Estate Professionals (3.5 hours)
This enjoyable Massachusetts appraisal continuing education course informs the student with the help of graphics and video. We will take the appraiser on a journey through the Victorian Era of architecture.
The object of the course is to provide appraisers with an observation matrix they can employ to identify Victorian architectural styles when completing appraisal assignments. This course is relevant for both residential and commercial Massachusetts appraisers and provides examples of both types of properties.