I find it rather frightening that AQB apparently feels a college degree is necessary to improve the profession’s credibility, however real life appraisal experience apparently isn’t essential. Staged learning is just not as effective as real life experience. Would you want a wilderness guide who had read about it in books and practiced skills in the woods behind the university, or one who had actually led people on trips in the true wilderness before? Would you want a surgeon who had practiced only on cadavers, or one who had assisted in actual surgeries under the guidance of a more experienced surgeon?
Source: Working RE Magazine