CNA101 – Introduction to Real Estate Appraising


This correspondence course provides a comprehensive introduction to the valuation of real property. Valuation theory related to both residential and commercial property is covered, as well as the practical applications of all factors affecting value and real property valuation. The appraisal process is presented in detail with class members solving valuation problems using a participation manual (PDF) and textbook. Students must pass an examination to receive a certificate of completion.




• Value defined and classified
• Factors that create and affect value
• Principles of real estate
• Construction types
• Highest and best use
• The appraisal process
• Data collection
• Valuation approaches
• Report writing
• Site valuation
• Quizzes

Course Material:

Textbook: “Principles of Residential Appraisal”

Downloadable Links: Instructions, 14 Quizzes, and Participant Manual 1.1 (*The Participant Manual opens as a PDF document. You will need Adobe Reader to open it.*)

Principles of Residential Real Estate Appraising

Basic Appraisal Principles

By: Calvin W. Moye, IFAS

CALMO Realty Services, Inc.

Total Continuing Education Hours: 45

Prerequisite: None

This course is mandatory for the DAR designation and should be completed within the first four months of being a member.