Advancing to a Designation
Click on a Designation below to see which courses you require to advance to that designation:
Designated Appraiser Residential (DAR)
(Candidate members will advance to the DAR designation)
Certified Appraisal Reviewer
(DAR members can advance to the Reviewer & DAC designations)
Please read and understand our Education Expectations & Guidelines before pursing our education.
- Associate Members can register for eligible correspondence courses. Click here.
- **We are not accepting Candidate Non-Fee applications until further notice.**
We do not offer 1 course for someone to become an appraiser. We are not a school or a program you graduate from. CNAREA is a not for profit Association. The courses we offer are for our members who are real estate appraisers. We offer current and practical training/information for our members so they can be the best at what they do. If you have no experience and no appraisal designations, you will start as a Candidate member (CM) and are required to complete all our training (courses) as well as training with your supervisor (field experience) before you will advance to a Designated Appraiser Residential (DAR). This process will take a minimum of 2 years and could take up to 4 years to complete.
*Only CNAREA members are granted access to enroll in our courses. Please see How to become a Real Estate Appraiser if you are not yet a member*
CNA111 – CNAREA Ethics (every two years)
CNA112 A Guide to Residential Appraising (not available at this time)
CNA209 – USPAP Review (every 2 years)
CNA210 – Report Writing Update (every 2 years)
CNA211 – Highest and Best Use Analysis (not available at this time)
CNA212 Understanding Depreciation (not available at this time)
CNA222 – Banking Fundamentals (not available at this time)
Designation Advancement Exams