The Appraisal Foundation is establishing a program to review Graduate Real Estate Degree Programs. This is primarily for the purpose of allowing these Universities to offer their Graduate students appraisal credentials.
According to the Appraisal Foundation’s Press Release:
This program will benefit both state appraiser regulatory agencies in their review of an applicant’s qualifications, as well graduate degree applicants looking to obtain a real property appraiser credential. According to Gary Taylor, 2009 Chair of the AQB, “The AQB believes that this new program will assist those individuals who have made the substantial investment required to earn a graduate degree in real estate. It will not only assist these individuals that choose to pursue a real property appraiser credential, but it will also facilitate bringing some of the best and brightest into the profession.”
Colleges and Universities that wish to apply for this program should visit the Foundation’s web site at http://www.appraisalfoundation.org/ for a copy of the application.