The Columbia Institute is dedicated to training current and future generations of valuation professionals. We welcome all those looking to join this rewarding profession and thank all those choosing to partner with us for continuing education and professional training. Join our classes & conferences to not only expand your breadth of knowledge and expertise, but also give back and share with others your experience and insights.  Our community of professional excellence is only as strong as its members and we appreciate all those that contribute to the ongoing success of others and our profession.  


Every successful career begins with a solid foundation. The Columbia Institute’s pre-license education provides a groundwork of knowledge with exposure to new technology, tools, software and soft skills that will increase the likelihood of success as a professional appraiser. This commitment, along with Columbia's special package pricing and success of our students, has made Columbia a recognized leader in qualifying education.



Columbia's continuing education courses deliver topics necessary for appraisers to stay current and compliant with laws and industry trends as well as to expand appraisal acumen. Columbia’s education transforms appraisal theory and methodology into real world applications and best practice. Mix and match courses and delivery method to meet all your educational and licensing needs.  



The knowledge you need, on your time! When in a pinch or unable to get away during the day, Columbia’s online qualifying (QE) and continuing education (CE) courses offer unmatched convenience in those states which accept such education. Columbia partners with Hondros Learning to offer students a wide variety of appraiser education and training, including exam prep.


The Columbia Institute offers in-person learning opportunities around the country. Each class is taught by a certified and proven instructor with expansive knowledge and an impressive background within the industry. Columbia’s instructor led classes provide a holistic approach to active learning through real world application and activity, as well as through peer-to-peer sharing. There’s no better environment to compare and level set your methods, certain to leave you better prepared to compete and evolve as an appraiser.