OMAHA – The path to secure a real estate appraisal license could now be shorter for some University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration graduates.
After a comprehensive curriculum review, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has approved CBA’s bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in real estate, allowing graduates to apply a significant amount of their coursework toward the educational hours required for a real property appraiser credential.
Real estate students can now satisfy up to 90 percent of the educational hours needed to become an appraiser by the time they graduate.
- David Beberwyk
UNO is now among just 10 universities in the nation vetted through this review program, established to recognize quality undergraduate and graduate real estate programs and attract qualified candidates to the appraisal profession. See the full list of AQB-approved undergraduate institutions.
“This approval is great news for employers and our graduates,” said David Beberwyk, director of outreach and education for UNO’s Center for Real Estate and Asset Management. “Real estate students can now satisfy up to 90 percent of the educational hours needed to become an appraiser by the time they graduate, which will expedite their career trajectory and alleviate training costs for their employers.”
The review program includes a thorough review of course materials, textbooks and learning objectives as well as a site visit. Approval is subject to renewal every three years. View UNO’s approval letter.
The Appraiser Qualifications Board is part of the Appraisal Foundation, which sets congressionally authorized standards and qualifications for the valuation profession. To learn more, visit www.appraisalfoundation.org.
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