Event Date 09-20-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-20-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity 160
Individual Price $190 AI Member | $210 Non AI Member
$190.00 158

This course addresses topics that were not included in the previous version, such as the Guide Notes to Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Numerous Q&As address real-life, up-to-date matters that appraisers encounter in various assignments, including mortgage lending, litigation, property tax appeal, and many more. The course contains relevant and much-needed information for professional appraisers.

The content emphasizes: 

  • Business practices issues, such as how to respond to seemingly unreasonable requests, how to address client pressure, and how to approach a complex assignment 
  • Which standards apply to Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates, and when they apply 
  • The key principles of the Standards of Valuation Practice 
  • How to identify and avoid behavior that violates the Standards of Valuation Practice 
  • The correct way to use the Appraisal Institute's designations, emblems, and logo 
  • Understanding the Appraisal Institute's enforcement process

NOTE: The AQB approved this course for 4 hours of CE. This is due to some content being specific to the Appraisal Institute. Check with your state for approved credit hours.

NOTE: You are required to have the following documents with you in class and will receive a download link during the registration process: Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute, Certification Standard of the Appraisal Institute, Code of Professional Ethics and Explanatory Comments, Common Errors and Issues in the Appraisal Report, Preamble to the Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute, Standards of Valuation Practice, and Appraisal Institute Summary of Regulation No. 6. The documents are accessible by download only. All students, including those that chose the direct ship or pick up on-site option of materials delivery, must download these materials during registration. 

Event Date 09-27-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-27-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity 65
Cut off date 09-22-2017
Individual Price AI Price
$494.00 65

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Event Date 11-02-2017 1:00 pm
Event End Date 11-03-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Event Date 01-19-2018 1:00 pm
Event End Date 01-20-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited


This 7.0 hour continuing education presentation offers you critical skills necessary to better describe, analyze, and value single-family homes and commercial property improvements. Once you have completed this program, you will be able to better identify building characteristics, initial quality, and current condition; succinctly describe what you observe during your site visit; and then factor your insights into a valuation estimate. Participants have highly praised this program that includes an engaging narrative complemented by hundreds of relevant residential and commercial building construction images. If you want to improve your observation, description, and valuation skills, then this presentation is for you.

Part I - Judging Residential House Construction Quality & Condition from the Curb
The morning portion of the program will:

• Offer methods to quickly characterize the initial quality and current condition of a wide variety of single family housing types included in your database and cost estimation manuals;
• Present the quality range for design, materials, and workmanship found in house structures and envelopes; and
• Illustrate where to look for current physical defects and deficiencies that could affect the value estimate for a house.

Part II - Influence of Codes & Classes on the Commercial Building Cost Approach
The afternoon portion of the program will:
• Provide a fundamental knowledge of building codes in general and the International Building Code (IBC) in particular;
• Demonstrate the impact of building code requirements on your cost approach valuation calculations;
• Illustrate the similarity between code construction types and Marshall Valuation construction classes;
• Offer practical information and visual images that will help you identify the A, B, C, D, & S construction classes; and
• Sharpen your observation, analysis, and reporting skills that are needed as a part of the building valuation process.

Event Date 05-04-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 05-04-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $160.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event