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Sunshine007

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I missed the November 1st deadline (in Texas) to upgrade my license level to certified without having to provide the additional classes as required now including 21 units of college level classes and additional appraisal classes.

I have all but 6 units of the college classwork completed from many years ago when i was in college that will be acceptable per my state licensing board. I still need a finance and a statistics class am at a loss for what is the best/easiest route to get these two classes completed.

I am feeling the time crunch as I know FHA will soon require all the appraisers to be licensed. Can anyone give me direction as to the fastest route i should take?

Thanks!
 

stefan olafson

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Isn't there a college in Austin? Maybe a Junior College? There has to be a number of them in your area of Texas. Maybe a community college or tech school???? Check around and make sure you verify with your state board that what you are taking will qualify..
 

rbrienza

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I would take the classes from some Jr college or Community College. Also Some online Colleges... you may even find University of Phoenix, National University..
 

Sunshine007

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I just talked to the U of Phoenix and am thinking about them. We do have a community college here and that might be an option. Thanks for helping me out!
 

Alan Simmons

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Finance and Statistics…

Another avenue is distance learning. MANY schools (Ivy on down) offer statistics and finance courses through distance learning. You should be able to take the courses as a non-degree seeking student (you get credit that can later be applied to a degree if desired but do not go through the “formal” application process). Distance learning can also fit well with an appraiser’s oddball schedule.

I am not sure I would want to take a statistics class over the internet but that is just me. I am sure others would prefer it. A basic finance class should not be any problem.

I am currently a student of the University of Florida from my home computer. I have found the courses well prepared and administered. I am amazed at just how connected to the campus I am and I have been very impress with the UF program. Oddly enough, my tuition is cheaper than if I attended my local CC (my situation my not be indicative and non-degree seeking students DO NOT get financial aid). I am even going to the Vandy-Florida game this weekend (Bear forgive me).
 

Walter Kirk

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I needed a statistics course to prepare me for grad school. My local community college offered the course one night per week at a local high school. The tuition was less than $100.
 

Mike Phillips

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I missed the November 1st deadline (in Texas) to upgrade my license level to certified without having to provide the additional classes as required now including 21 units of college level classes and additional appraisal classes.

I have all but 6 units of the college classwork completed from many years ago when i was in college that will be acceptable per my state licensing board. I still need a finance and a statistics class am at a loss for what is the best/easiest route to get these two classes completed.

I am feeling the time crunch as I know FHA will soon require all the appraisers to be licensed. Can anyone give me direction as to the fastest route i should take?

Thanks!

I'm guessing you meant Certified. Licensed is licensed; Certified is licensed and certified.

Finance 101 and Statistics 101 are typically taught at the community college level via distance learning (primarily on line). This requires some (but very little) class participation and usually a supervised final exam.

Finance 101 is not hard; it amounts to being able to apply the six functions of the $ to real world decision-making. Just do your homework. Statistics 101 is a challenge for many people.
 
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