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Accredited Green Appraiser Training

August 22, 2023 - August 23, 2023


Receive 14-hours of Continuing Education Hours and the Accredited Green Appraiser Certification (FREE)

Join us to gain a wealth of cutting-edge knowledge, including principles and practices that distinguish green buildings from traditional buildings, methods for appraising high-performance homes, and approaches to solve solar-related valuation problems. Additionally, did you know the secondary mortgage market guidelines require this competency prior to accepting an assignment? Read on for full course details and registration information.


Day 1 Course | Appraising Green Homes: Construction Methods & Trends

Tuesday, August 22nd | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This course is designed to provide information on the rapidly expanding field of green building and introduce participants to all phases of green residential construction, from proper siting of a home to finish material selection. The class begins with an overview of the history of green building and then explains its five key elements in detail. This will provide learners with an in-depth understanding of green building in order to equip you to competently analyze these properties in appraisal assignments. Day 1 course concludes with a discussion on green home certification programs, guidelines and the possible impact on home appraisals.


Day 2 Course | Appraising Green Homes: Valuation Techniques and Advanced Applications

Wednesday, August 23rd | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This course is intended to provide appraisers with the information and resources needed to make well-supported and accurate valuation decisions for green properties. Day 2 course begins with an overview of the most current data available for the valuation of green homes, then presents the cost approach as it applies to these properties. Participants will then perform an in-depth analysis of the sales comparison approach and valuation techniques that can be applied to green properties.

The latter part of the day uses the valuation techniques from earlier in the day and directly applies it to appraisal case studies, which will provide tools that can be integrated into real-world practice. Upon passing a formal exam, the student will be able to use the designation of Accredited Green Appraiser.


9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Virtual Classroom training ** Class will begin promptly at 9:00 A

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Closed-Book Quiz **** Must pass the quiz with 70% of higher to earn the designation and Continuing Education Hours approved by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.


Continuing Education Hours approved by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers Upon completion of the three required courses and successfully passing the quizzes at the end of each course with a grade of 70% or higher, you will receive 14 Continuing Education Hours approved by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.


  • By registering for this training, you agree to take the quizzes at the end of each course.
  • You must be a licensed Appraiser and be available to take both (2) courses.
  • Participants who take all three classes and pass the exam will be listed on the Earth Advantage’s Find a Professional.
  • Class will begin promptly at 9:00 am.


Maintaining Your Accreditation

Appraisers must earn 4 CEs in green real estate education every 2 yrs to maintain the AGA designation:

Your renewal deadline is 2 years from the last day of the class. Renewals then re-occur in 2-year cycles. There are several opportunities to satisfy the CE requirements:


Earth Advantage Courses

If you took AGA before 2012, we highly recommend that you take the updated course again as a refresher. AGA is offered in both live and online formats. You can visit Earth Advantage’s Education Calendar to browse courses currently being offered, or sign up for updates on other courses. CEs for an Earth Advantage course will be automatically applied to your renewal after completion.  You can browse this list of courses from other providers that Earth Advantage has approved. You will need to submit the Accreditation Renewal Form if you take a course from a provider besides Earth Advantage.


Training Material Electronic versions of all materials needed for this training will be provided prior to the start of Day 1. Students have the option to download and print the student manuals or bring a laptop or tablet with wifi-capabilities to access the PowerPoint presentation, student manuals, Case Study worksheet, etc during the training.


Attendance Policies You must attend the entire training and pass the quizzes at the end of each course in order to receive BREA credit and the Accredited Green Appraiser certification.


Exam Details

There will be quizzes at the end of each training day.

There is a requirement to pass with 70% or higher in order to earn the Accredited Green Appraiser certification. Attendees will be allowed to retake the exam once before being required to retake the course in order to earn the designation.



John Shipman, Franklin Energy


August 22, 2023
August 23, 2023
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