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Appraisal: Trainee Pre-License

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Gold Coast’s Appraisal program is the best in the state. Our graduates are the most experienced in the industry, and our license renewal courses keep you up to date with current information while providing the education needed to stay active in the industry. Click the tabs below for more information on this course. For assistance with registration, contact our Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.


The first step for anyone new to the appraisal industry is to become a Trainee Appraiser. The information below gives you an overview of the appraisal industry and explains why appraisals are so important.

Real estate appraisers provide objective, impartial, and unbiased opinions about the value of real property. Appraisals are provided to individuals and companies who wish to own, manage, sell, invest in, and/or lend money on real estate, therefore there is a substantial demand for professional appraisers who are licensed to perform these services.

Appraisers also diversify into other areas of valuation services which include eminent domain, easements, government land acquisition, litigation support, real estate development, management and consultation of large corporate real estate assets and also insurance.

Because accuracy is so important, Gold Coast’s Appraisal courses provide training and education in analytical concepts and mathematical skills needed to be successful in this industry. These attributes are needed for appraisers to communicate their results in a manner that is competent and not misleading. An appraiser's earning potential is driven by dedication, service, and market trends.

State and Federal laws mandate that appraisers must meet minimum qualifications to provide appraisals.

Many students take our appraisal classes to begin a new and exciting career. Others, including real estate agents, mortgage loan originators, accountants, and contractors attend our appraisal classes to sharpen their skills and to increase their knowledge of the concepts for valid appraisal services under state law and federal USPAP requirements.

Proceed to Course Details:   

Please select your prefered Class, Type of Class, Location and Start Date from the menu below:


Example: 63-Hour Sales Associate License Course

Example: West Palm Beach,
Boca Raton, North Dade, etc.

Example: 7-day class,
4 week evening class, etc.

Example: 2/14/2014, 6/20/2014, 11/24/2014, 12/12/2014, etc.


Great News! All the necessary coursework to become a Trainee Appraiser can be completed in less than 3 weeks.

The 5 required courses can be purchased individually or as a complete package. With our complete Trainee package you will save $300 when registering for all 5 courses together.

Package Registration:  

Registering for individual courses can be done by using the drop down menu at the top of the page to select your course, or by calling our Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.
 

Basic Appraisal Principles
Days: 4 Days 
Mon/Tue/Wed  9:00a-6:15p / Thu 9:00a-11:15a
Broward
Feb 3 May 5 Dec 1 
Basic Appraisal Principles (30 Hours) $399

This is a Pre-certification course for the Trainee applicant that provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal consideration, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal practice. Students must have a financial calculator. HP 17bII+ is demonstrated in class.
Approval Letter

State of Florida Law and Appraisers
Days: 2 Days
Thu 12:00pm- 6:00pm / Fri 9:00a-6:00p
Broward
Feb 6 May 8  Dec 4
State of Florida Law and Appraisers (15-Hours) $299

This is a Pre-certification course for the Trainee applicant that covers the required minimum 6 hours of Florida Law, Rules, and Regulation that pertain to the practice of appraisal. Reviewed are case studies on the relationship of requirements, in the State of Florida Laws, Rules, and USPAP to the appraisal process and reporting.
Approval Letter

Basic Appraisal Procedures
Days: 4 Days
Mon/Tue/Wed 9:00a-6:15p / Thu 9:00a-11:15a
Broward
Feb 10 May 12  Dec 8
Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 Hours) $399

This is a Pre-certification course for the Trainee applicant that provides an overview of real estate appraisal approaches to valuation procedures. Through theory, case studies, and examples, the course offers practical application of appraisal procedures. Students must have a financial calculator. HP 17bII+ is demonstrated in class.
Approval Letter

Residential Report Writing
Days: 2 Days
Thu 12:00p- 6:00p / Fri 9:00a-6:00p
Broward
Feb 13 May 15 Dec 11
  Residential Report Writing (15-Hours) $299

This is a Pre-certification course for the Trainee & State Certified Residential applicant that introduces how to use the various residential forms and reports for the appraisal. Through theory and hands-on examples of appraisal processes, the course will provide practical application of real estate appraisal procedures.
Approval Letter

USPAP National Course
Days: 2 Days | Wed & Thurs
Day 1  9:00a-5:00p -  Day 2  9:00a-4:00p
Broward
Feb 19 May 21 Dec 17
USPAP National Course (15-Hours) $299

This course is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for all appraisers and it highlights the role of the competent appraiser. Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses. These courses are taught by AQB Certified Instructors. Please note that tuition includes the USPAP 15 Hour National Course Student Manual. Students must also posses and bring to class a current edition of the USPAP (2010/2011). You may bring your own copy, or purchase one at Gold Coast for $75.
Approval Letter


Individually priced the Appraisal Trainee courses total $1,695. With our complete Trainee package your tuition investment is only $1,395! You will save $300.

Contact our Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for questions and registration assistance 

 

Proceed to Requirements:

All requirements are subject to change pursuant to State and Federal Law.

As mentioned in the information section, the Trainee Appraiser is the first step towards a career in appraising. Below lists the requirements for becoming a Trainee.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete at least 100 hours of approved education
  • Fill out a state application, submit electronic fingerprints, and pay required fees
  • There is NO state exam

Upon fulfilling the above requirements, all Trainee Appraisers must work under the direct supervision of a State Certified or State Licensed Appraiser.

 Proceed to Campus Locations:

The locations are listed from North to South. Call for locations of classes running at the other locations.

Gold Coast - West Palm Beach
New Location!

West Palm Beach

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

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Phone: 800-940-7277

Directions:

From I-95:
Take I-95 to Lantana Road. Exit west on Lantana Road to Congress Ave. Turn left on Congress and then left into Atlantis Plaza.

From Turnpike:
(From the North) Take the turnpike to Lake Worth Road. Exit east on Lake Worth Road to Congress Ave. Turn right on Congress and then just past Lantana Road turn left into Atlantis Plaza.

(From the South) Take the turnpike to Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit east on Boynton Beach Blvd to Congress. Turn left (north) on Congress. Turn into Atlantis Plaza, just south of Lantana Road.
Gold Coast - Boca Raton

Boca Raton

Pointe Center Building

7035 Beracasa Way
Suite 206
Boca Raton, FL 33433

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Phone: 800-940-7277

Directions: Located just 3 minutes West of I-95 on the North West corner of Palmetto & Powerline.

Gold Coast - BROWARD

Broward

5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321

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Phone: 1-800-940-7277

Directions: This Gold Coast building is located on the NE Corner of Hiatus Road and Commercial Blvd., approx. 1/8 mile East of the Sawgrass Expwy off of Commercial Blvd.

Registration for all Insurance and Construction classes are handled by the Gold Coast Professional Schools office at the Broward campus.

Gold Coast - North Dade

North Dade

Intracostal Mall

3577 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami , FL 33160

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Phone: 800-940-7277

Directions: Located just minutes East of the Gold Glades Interchange (I-95, 826 and the Turnpike.) Exit on 163rd street and go East. Located in the Intracoastal Mall at N.E. 35th Ave.

Gold Coast - DORAL

Doral

11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172

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Phone: 1-800-940-7277

Directions: Because this is a new building, on a new street, you will not be able to find us on map search sites yet. Here are directions:

From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension south to NW 12th Street (exit # 27). Head east.Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension north to NW 12th Street. Head east Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the East and Downtown Miami:
Head west on 836 to NW 107 Ave exit. Exit north on NW 107 Ave.Turn left on NW 12 St. Turn right on NW 111 Ave. Turn left on NW 20th St. Building is on left.


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