Mandatory Courses

  • All courses listed below 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.
  • Associate Members may only register for CNA101, CNA102 and/or CNA103
  • DAR members upon new membership must complete CNA102, CNA111, CNA203 & CNA205

**All New Candidate & Candidate Non – Fee members will be required to register for Boot Camp within 18 months of becoming a member.**

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 (or CM Non-Fee).
Boot CampIncludes: CNA201,202,203,204,205must be registered within 18 months of being a Candidate Member (or CM Non-Fee).
CNA103Introduction to the Fundamentals of Market Data45by the end of the second year of being a Candidate Member (or CM Non-Fee).
CNA206Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis16by the end of the third year of being a Candidate Member (or CM Non-Fee).
CNA207Advanced Case Studies16by the end of the third year of being a Candidate Member (or CM Non-Fee).
CNA208Appraising Complex Properties16by the end of the third year of being a Candidate Member (or CM Non-Fee).
CNA104Introduction to Residential Construction45at any point in the first four years of being a Candidate Member (or CM Non-Fee).
CNA112A Guide to Residential Appraising4*once it becomes available*
CNA209USPAP Review4*CNA209 USPAP Review* First 60 days every even year (when new USPAP is issued).

CNA: 101,104&111 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: Boot Camp,206,207,208 are scheduled online courses (Zoom) with e-course exams.

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