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.  

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.
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

1-Term Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
REAL 226 Appraisal I: Principles and Procedures 3.5
REAL 228 Appraisal II: Residential Real Estate Appraisal 3.5
REAL 230 Residential Report Writing and Case Studies 2
 Total Units9

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.

To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.