Real estate appraisal programs teach students how to appraise and value property, homes, and commercial buildings. Students may complete an appraisal course, earn a certificate, or pursue a bachelor's degree; a bachelor's degree may be required to be employed as a real estate appraiser. Students in the certificate program will have an internship opportunity available to them.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond offers a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate, consisting of 120 credit hours, 27 of which come from real estate-specific courses covering areas such as real estate principles, real estate law, appraisal and real estate finance. Students also take general finance, investment, statistics and management coursework.
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, individuals looking to become licensed residential real estate appraisers must either have accrued at least 2,000 hours of experience in at least 12 months or have completed 150 hours of appraiser-specific training in a real estate program. Education is offered at the associate degree level, although according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most appraisers have bachelor's degrees. Other levels of certification require more education (up to a bachelor's degree) and experience of up to 3,000 hours.
School Information: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Real Estate Appraisal Training Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||4-year, public; midsize city||Bachelor of Science in Real Estate|| $14,493 in-state;
Source: *NCES College Navigator