Mandatory Courses

All 14 courses must be completed (along with 2 years experience writing reports) before you may challenge the DAR exam.

This chart provides the course number, course name, how many hours are credited for each course, and when each course should be completed by.

Course No.Course NameHoursTime frame to be completed
CNA102Introduction to Appraisal Standards16within the first 30 days of registration.
CNA101Introduction to Real Estate Appraising45within first 4 months of registration.
CNA111CNAREA Ethics16by the end of the first year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA112A Guide to Residential Appraising4by the end of the first year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA201Residential Real Estate Appraising16by the end of the first year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA103Introduction to the Fundamentals of Market Data45by the end of the second year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA202Residential Cost Approach16by the end of the second year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA203Residential Sales Comparison Approach8by the end of the second year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA204Residential Income Approach16by the end of the second year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA205Completing Residential Reports8by the end of the second year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA206Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis16by the end of the third year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA207Advanced Case Studies16by the end of the third year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA208Appraising Complex Properties16by the end of the third year of being a Candidate Member.
CNA104Introduction to Residential Construction45at any point in the first four years of being a Candidate Member.

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course No.Course NameHoursDetails
CNA211Understanding Highest and Best Use Analysis6
CNA222Banking Fundamentals4
CNA209USPAP Review4*CNA209 USPAP Review* First 60 days every even year (when new USPAP is issued)

For elective courses only: Other appraisal related courses should be submitted as they may be approved on a case to case basis.

CNA: 101&104 are correspondence (self study) courses; course material is mailed and/or in download format.

CNA: 102,103&209 are correspondence (self study) courses; course material in download format.

CNA: 201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208 will be online or e-courses. We are in the process of converting our courses from being in class.