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Certified Residential In Pa - Almost There

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notsmith

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My hours are finally in, waiting for review by the state, and request for completed appraisals.

Pennsylvania

Question #1: Anyone have a clue of how long it takes for the State to review?

Question #2: Anyone have any suggestions for which review materials worked for them?
 

JTip

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Should be quick, a couple of weeks, not too many new apps coming in these days.

Know current USPAP, all of it. Study definitions, know them all. Chances are you will bomb the first test, don't worry about it. Schedule the next test as soon as possible. You will get a print out of the sections and how many questions you missed. Study up on the sections you missed the most questions in.

Where are you located? Get certified.....send me a PM.....you want a job?
 

bnmappraisal

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Florida
Should be quick, a couple of weeks, not too many new apps coming in these days.
I agree with JTip; the state should be contacting you "soon" regarding which reports they would like from you. I know I'm in FL, but I'm sure it's similar here as in PA. I went through all this in 2008/2009, so it's not that long ago and requirements haven't changed much since then. I sent my info to the state the beginning of Dec 2008 and was sitting for the national 6 hr exam in mid Feb 2009

As far as the national, JTip is also right; many do not pass the first time. When I took it, they said the attrition rate was around 65-70% for first time takers. I doubt that figure has changed much since then (I haven't kept up with the stats though)

Definitions are big. I'd also recommend taking your time and reading each question/scenario. I remember specifically 2 questions - (the test was in 2 parts; each up to 3 hrs) Question in first part said blah blah blah X ... question in second part was blah blah Y blah ... VERY similar questions but for one small part, so take your time and read it all! (this is also very practical in real life/field work as well)

I'd also recommend not going in with a "form" in mind. I'm assuming you're going for your Cert Res (forgive me if I'm wrong). If so, don't think about the FNMA 1004 necessarily when thinking about the appraisal problem presented in the exam.

I do wish you the best of luck (y) and, if you'd like, keep us posted of your progress!
Welcome to the forum, too, by the way! :beer:
 

notsmith

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Pennsylvania
Thanks for the response and the welcome! I've been lurking here for about a year, I really appreciate all of you who contribute.
 

Meandering

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Yes, welcome to the forum.

I did not take the Res test, but I can tell you to know the definitions in USPAP verbatim. The test I took focused more extensively on USPAP standards than on the FAQs. I took the national test 2006, took it in Bala Cynwyd., just north of Philly.

Fun, Fun, Fun.

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