Certified Residential Green Appraiser (CRGA)
Course Level: 400 | Course Length: 1 day (AGH prerequisite: 2 days)
The Certified Residential Green Appraiser course (also known as Appraising Green Homes: Advanced Applications) is an optional and additional third-day component to the Appraising Green Homes: Construction Methods and Valuation course and was created for appraisers who are interested in advancing their knowledge while gaining the CRGA designation. Participants will analyze valuation studies and cost data for green residential projects, and will engage in appraising green homes through case studies. The course was designed by Watkins & Associates, in partnership with Earth Advantage Institute (the region's leading provider of ENERGY STAR®, Earth Advantage®, and LEED® for Homes certification).
"The most informative and interesting classes I have taken as an appraiser. It was great to have someone fully explain the how and why of the elements of sustainable housing. I have already recommended this class to other appraisers who were unable to attend this past class. I am now confident with my valuation of green and energy efficient elements in my appraisals."
— Denise M. Devore, Certified Residential Appraiser & CRGA
Certified Appraisals LLC (Midlothian, VA)
- Access the most recent valuation data on green homes.
- Apply course material to appraisal case studies.
- Identify the most appropriate comparable sales available using cost and quality of construction data.
- Apply energy efficiency adjustments to appraisal assignments as necessary.
- Apply appropriate quality of construction and utility adjustments in the sales comparison approach when necessary using market and cost data as appropriate.
- CRGA Manual and Resource Guide
- Valuation data and studies
- CRGA professional designation and use of logo
- Personalized listing on the Earth Advantage Institute website
- Discounts on other Earth Advantage Institute courses and events
Participants must have either registered for, or completed, the Appraising Green Homes: Construction Methods and Valuation course (Day One & Two) in order to enroll in the Certified Residential Green Appraiser course (Day Three) and gain the CRGA designation. Students seeking continuing education units or the CRGA professional designation should be licensed appraisers in their respective state. Certification requires full attendance and successful completion of a valuation project and a written, closed-book examination with a minimum passing grade of 75%. Students are allowed to retake the exam once to receive a passing grade.
Alabama Real Estate Appraiser Board: 7 credit hours
Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board: 7 credit hours
Washington Department of Licensing for Real Estate Appraisers: 7 credit hours
Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board: 7 credit hours
Taylor Watkins, Real Estate Appraiser, Watkins & Associates (Portland, OR)
Taylor has been a certified residential appraiser in the Portland and Southwest Washington region for over 20 years. He owns one of Portland's first net-zero homes, the "Rose House." Taylor frequently serves as a consultant and expert around the country on green home valuation issues, including a study he conducted for Energy Trust of Oregon on the impact of photovoltaic panels on a home's appraised value. He created and instructs the Appraising Green Homes and Certified Residential Green Appraiser courses, as well as teaches the Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. (Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals) course, in Oregon, Washington, Alabama, and Virginia.
Alabama, Oregon & Virginia: Earth Advantage Institute
Washington: Watkins and Associates
Alabama: This training is available to residential appraisers who appraise homes in Madison, Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone Counties and the Birmingham Area.
Day One & Two: Appraising Green Homes: Construction Methods and Trends course
- FREE and offers 14 CEUs in AL, VA & WA!
- Regular Admission: $349
Day Three with Certification: Certified Residential Green Appraiser course (also known as Appraising Green Homes: Advanced Applications)
- FREE and offers 7 CEUs in AL, VA & WA!
- Regular Admission: $149
CRGA Course Registration (live classroom)
Have you already either registered for or completed the Appraising Green Homes: Construction Methods and Valuation course (Day One & Two) and would like to enroll in and attend the live Certified Residential Green Appraiser (Day Three) training to earn CRGA designation? If so, click the region of your choice below to register:
CRGA Course Registration (online version)
Have you already completed Appraising Green Homes: Construction Methods and Valuation (Days One & Two) and would like to take the online version of Certified Residential Green Appraiser (Day Three) in the form of a certification exam and final project so you can earn your certification? If so, click the sign up button below to register.
Click here to review the final project instructions before registering.
Important Note: The online version of the CRGA course has not been approved to provide Appraiser continuing education credits.
Regular Admission: $79