Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal

The Real Estate Appraisal Certificate is designed to provide students with the required competencies to enter careers in residential and commercial real estate appraisal. This program is intended to prepare students for the California real estate appraiser license exam, certified residential exam and certified general exam. Citrus College appraisal courses are approved by the California State Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) for basic education.  Upon competition of this certificate, students will have 135 hours of basic appraisal education and will prepare students for a career as a Real Estate Appraiser.  

Required courses:
REAL 226Appraisal I: Principles and Procedures3.5
REAL 228Appraisal II: Residential Real Estate Appraisal3.5
REAL 230Residential Report Writing and Case Studies2
Total Units9

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Real Estate Appraisal Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Meet the educational requirements to qualify for the California State BREA Trainee Appraiser (AT) license or the Residential Appraiser (AL) license exam.
  2. Meet their career goals toward getting a job in the Real Estate appraisal industry.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of the following core competencies: Understanding value, the appraisal process, property descriptions, data collection and analysis, construction terminology, approaches to value, and opinion of value.