Real Estate Appraisal

An appraisal is an opinion of the quality, value or utility of a specific property. Appraisals are typically required whenever real estate is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured or developed. Appraisers may be employed by financial institutions, government agencies, real estate companies or work independently. Individuals seeking a career as a Real Estate Appraiser must complete the North Carolina Appraisal Board's pre-qualifying coursework and satisfy all experience requirements, for each level of Real Estate Appraiser: Registered Trainee, Certified Residential or Certified General.


The 90-hour curriculum to become a Registered Trainee consists of:

Basic Appraisal Principles (APP 7201)

Basic Appraisal Procedures (APP 7202)

Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (APP 7203)

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (APP 7144)

These classes are offered under CPCC's James R. Worrell, Sr. Financial Services Institute. For additional information or to register, contact customer service at 704.330.4223.

If you are interested in academic or college credit courses, visit the Business and Accounting program area, where you may earn a degree. Running a small business? Check out CPCC's Small Business Center for classes specific to starting or operating your small business.