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SAE: Real Estate Appraisal

Education Provider #701075   Course Approval #235

While you may not be an appraiser, understanding real estate appraisals is an important part of your job. The State of Texas requires licensees to have a solid understanding of the appraisal process. This 30-hour course covers the real estate appraisal topics that you need to know to stay up-to-date. Topics include the core purposes and functions of an appraisal, social and economic determinants of value, and a review of the three main approaches to appraisals (sales, cost and income).  This course also includes practical case studies.

Course Facts

Documentation Provided
Certificate of Completion

30 Mandatory Hours

Course Type
100% Online

Regulatory Agency
Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)

Course Schedule
Self-Paced & Available 24/7


Course Outline

Topic Duration
Texas SAE Real Estate Appraisal Introduction 0 minutes
Appraisers and the Real Estate Market 100 minutes
Appraisal Math and Statistics 75 minutes
Appraising Real Property Value 175 minutes
Construction and Property Value 225 minutes
The USPAP Appraisal Process 50 minutes
Gathering Data 100 minutes
Site Valuation 100 minutes
The Sales Comparison Approach to Appraisal 100 minutes
The Cost Approach to Appraisal 175 minutes
The Income Approach to Appraisal 100 minutes
Direct and Yield Capitalization 100 minutes
Appraising Partial Interests 50 minutes
Reconciliation and the Appraisal Report 50 minutes
Appraisal Workshop for Real Estate Professionals 100 minutes
Texas SAE Real Estate Appraisal Course Wrap Up 0 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

All of our courses are completely online and self-paced.  Our online course delivery system is interactive and easy-to-navigate, so you stay engaged throughout the course.

TREC requires that all Qualifying Education course final exams be proctored or monitored by a disinterested third party proctor. Our course packages include proctoring at no addition cost.  Our proctoring solution is 100% online and can be utilized anytime at your convenience.

Yes, TREC requires 3 days to elapse between the time you start your course and when you take your final exam. Please be sure to wait a full 3 days from starting your course to taking your final exam, otherwise TREC will not award you credit for completing the course.

By keeping our operating costs low and only offering online courses, we’re able to save on overhead costs that other brands can’t and pass the savings along to you!

Students have up to two attempts to pass the final exams with a 70% of higher passing score. If both attempts are exhausted, students will be required to start over from the beginning and pass all lesson quizzes to move on to the final exam again.

Yes, we are a TREC approved course provider!

License Classroom is committed to student satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, License Classroom will refund the purchase price of any course if the refund request is submitted within 30 days of purchase, prior to course expiration, and the course is not more than 50% completed.

Regarding Exam Prep Edge, License Classroom will refund the purchase price of any Exam Prep Edge product if the refund request is submitted within 30 days of purchase and if the initial assessment has not been completed.

License Classroom does not offer price adjustments on previously purchased items.

Each 30 Credit Hour course will take a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) to complete, and TREC will verify this by looking at course start and completion times on each course certificate. The maximum amount of time that you may spend on a particular course per day is 12 hours.

No. The Salesperson Apprenticeship Education (SAE) renewal is the first license renewal in Texas, two years after you obtain a real estate license.

The first renewal requires a total of 270 qualifying real estate course hours. If you obtained your license by submitting 180 hours of qualifying courses, you will need an additional 90 hours of elective SAE courses, plus 4 hours each of Legal Update I and Legal Update II courses. Sales agents who have been made a supervisor by their broker must also take the 6-hour Broker Responsibility course to renew.

All subsequent renewals after the SAE renewal will require only 18 hours of Continuing Education.

TREC requires course providers to report credits directly to TREC for all SAE completions. All students taking our TREC SAE courses will be asked to provide their license number upon course launch.

This update eliminates the need for licensed sales agents to send their course completion certificate(s) directly to TREC. We typically report course credits to TREC within 1-2 business days of your completion, but processing times may vary.