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Education / Events

  • Dates, locations & instructors are subject to change.
  • Interested attendees are encouraged to register early as we reserve the right to cancel any program due to low attendance.
  • For information on the new AQB (Appraiser Qualifications Board) Requirements that went into effect on January 1, 2008 visit www.appraisalfoundation.org.
Looking Ahead
Course: National USPAP Update 7-Hour
Dec
1
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

Instructor(s): Arlen Mills, MAI, SRA

Only a few seats left!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $230
Standard / Non-AI - $275

Attendees must bring their own copy of 2014-2015 USPAP to class. To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link:
www.appraisalfoundation.org

Course: Business Practices & Ethics
Dec
2
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

Instructor(s): Dawn Moliltor-Gennrich, SRA

AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $265
Standard / Non-AI - $295

Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Dec
3
Location: National University (near Santana Row), San Jose

A 4-hour update required for renewals after 1/1/13

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA

This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations associated with financial institutions that are most important to appraisers at a federal and state level.  By being better informed you’ll be able to establish a clear path to maintaining compliance and effectively reconcile conflicting interpretations and requests from clients.  A thorough understanding of applicable appraiser regulatory obligations will also increase your efficiency.

Seats are still available
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $125
Standard / Non-AI - $140

Course: Quantitative Analysis
Dec
8 - 12
Location: University of Phoenix, Oakland

Instructor(s): Larry T. Wright, MAI, SRA and Gary DeWeese, MAI

An Advanced Education offering that will dispel the many myths and misconceptions that appraisers have about using statistics in their day-to-day practice.  Although the class is commercial in orientation, residential appraisers will benefit from this course, too. It is an application of the sales comparison approach, but it can be applied to both commercial and residential properties.

Designated Members and Candidates for Designation - $745
Standard - $1,065

This course is part of the Appraisal Institute's Analytics for Valuation Professional Development Program.

Plan ahead - Review the FAQs and required pre-requisites associated with this AE / ACE offering http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/assets/1/7/MAI_Designation_Education_FAQs_for_participants.pdf

 

Seminar: Residential Applications Part II - Using Microsoft Excel to Analyze and Support Appraisal Assignment Results
Dec
12
Location: Brandman University (at Pleasant Hill BART), Walnut Creek

Instructor(s): Larry T. Wright, MAI, SRA

"Stay ahead of your competition.  One of the most valuable residential seminars you will have the opportunity to take!"

Still time to SAVE:  Register by November 14
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $230
Standard / Non-AI - $240

Register after November 14
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $255
Standard / Non-AI - $275

Course: Condemnation Appraising - Principles & Applications
Jan
12 - 14
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

Gain an understanding of the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Acquire the tools to address issues such as the valuation rules used by different jurisdictions, identification and valuation of the larger parcel and the estimation of damages and benefits. Examines advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases. Participants will discover how courts view various appraisal methodologies. Case studies are presented to reinforce the application of condemnation appraisal principles. Note. This 3-day course combines the previous basic and advanced condemnation courses: Condemnation Appraising: Basic Principles & Applications and Condemnation Appraising: Advanced Principles & Applications.

Instructor(s): Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA

One of the courses required for the Appraisal Institute's Litigation Professional Development Program.  LEARN MORE.

BEST VALUE RATE:  Register by December 1
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $525
Standard / Non-AI - $625

Register by December 15
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $550
Standard / Non-AI - $650

Register after December 15
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $575
Standard / Non-AI - $675

Course: National USPAP 7-Hour Update
Jan
15
Location: University of Phoenix, Fairfield

Instructor(s): Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

BEST VALUE Rate:  Register by December 15
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $185
Standard / Non-AI - $225

Register by December 31
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $210
Standard / Non-AI - $250

Register after December 31
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $230
Standard / Non-AI - $275

Attendees must bring their own copy of 2014-2015 USPAP to class. To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link:
www.appraisalfoundation.org

Course: Business Practices and Ethics
Jan
16
Location: University of Phoenix, Fairfield

Instructor(s): Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

BEST VALUE RATE:  Register by December 15
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $220
Standard / Non-AI - $250

Register by December 31
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $240
Standard / Non-AI - $270

Register after December 31
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $265
Standard / Non-AI - $295

Course: Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach
Jan
26 - 29
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Arlen Mills, MAI, SRA

Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Jan
 
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting and Installation Celebration
Jan
 
Course: Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
Feb
2 - 6
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

Plan ahead - Review the FAQs and required pre-requisites associated with this AE / ACE offering http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/assets/1/7/MAI_Designation_Education_FAQs_for_participants.pdf

Course: National USPAP 15-Hour
Feb
5 - 6
Location: University of Phoenix, Fairfield

Instructor(s):  Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA

Course: General Appraiser Income Approach - Part I
Feb
9 - 12
Location: National University (near Santana Row), San Jose

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

NEW Course: Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar
Feb
19 - 20
Location: Alameda County Electrical JATC, San Leandro

As the US continues to search for energy alternatives, properties improved with solar PV (photovoltaic) are becoming more common, creating demand for appraisers trained in properly valuing solar PV. Encountering a solar photovoltaic (PV) system could present a valuation problem that you may not be prepared to solve. As an appraiser appraising green properties, it is inevitable that you will encounter solar PV.  Even for those who don’t specialize in green properties, the likelihood that you will encounter solar PV in your practice is increasing. This hands-on course introduces you to solar terminology, and through real-life examples and case studies, on both residential and commercial properties, shows you how to solve solar-related valuation problems. This course will focus on solar PV most commonly encountered in commercial and residential appraisal/consulting assignments. It will not focus on utility-scale solar (solar farms), solar thermal, or other forms of on-site renewable energy generation.

This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. For a list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you'll need to successfully complete the program, click here.

Instructor(s): Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED AP

Seminar: Brewery Valuation
Feb
 
Seminar: Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications "Yellow Book"
Feb
 
2015 Annual Spring Conference
Mar
2
Location: Modesto

Coming in 2015 - expanded breakout sessions.  More of the topics you are interested in to choose from!

 

Course: General Appraiser Income Approach - Part II
Mar
 
NEW Course: Review Case Studies - General
Mar
 

This NEW course is not required for Designated members, however it is an excellent practical course that expands on what was presented in the review theory courses; participants who took one or both review theory courses can benefit from participating in these courses. The review case studies course will explore techniques and methodologies used by professional reviewers, and participants will learn practical application through problem solving case studies. It will review the fundamentals of review, as well as comparative techniques for effectively analyzing appraisal reports. Other topics covered include tests of reasonableness and communication. Participants will learn how to compose a review appraisal that shows effective communication of appraisal review, and will gain a thorough understanding of Standard 3. After completing this course, participants will gain recognition for their skillset, have greater confidence in addressing review assignments and enhance their business opportunities.

NEW Course: Supervisor / Trainee
Mar
 

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, all individuals who become supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers will be required to take a supervisory/trainee course per the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. This four-hour course will address the national minimum requirements, responsibilities, and expectations for trainee appraisers and supervisory appraisers that are included in the AQB’s required course outline.

Seminar: General Demonstration Report Writing
Mar
 
Outlook 2015 Agribusiness Conference
Apr
16 - 17
Location: Paso Robles Events Center, Paso Robles

This offering is being sponsored by CalASFMRA.  For questions or more information visit www.calasfmra.com or call 209/368-3672.

Course: Real Estate Finance, Statistics and Valuation Modeling
Apr
23 - 24
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA

Course: The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony
Apr
 
Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
May
1
Location: University of Phoenix, Livermore

A 4-hour update required for renewals after 1/1/13

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA

Leadership Development & Advisory Council
May
20 - 22

The Leadership Development & Advisory Council strives to foster creative thought from talented individuals involved in the real estate appraisal profession while developing the future leaders of the Appraisal Institute. LDAC also establishes an “appraiser-presence” in Congress and demonstrates that the Appraisal Institute is made up of professionals who recognize the importance of being actively involved in the political process.

2015 Spring Litigation Conference
May
21
Location: Filoli Gardens, Woodside

We look forward to bringing this annual event back to Filoli Gardens again in 2015!

Keynote
Kyle Martin, Supervising Attorney for the Western IRS U.S. District
“What Does the IRS Look for in Appraisals?"

Breakout Sessions Include
Legal Bites
- F. Gale Connor, Attorney at Law, Shareholder, Miller Starr Regala
Big Data and Admissibility
Legal Reasoning and Logic
The Trial Process – How Does It Work and What to Expect in Court?

Course: General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
May
 
Course: National USPAP 7-Hour Update
Jun
5
Location: San Francisco

Instructor(s): Arlen Mills, MAI, SRA

Attendees must bring their own copy of 2014-2015 USPAP to class. To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link:
www.appraisalfoundation.org

 

Course: General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Jun
16 - 19
Location: University of Phoenix - NEW! Franklin Street Campus, Oakland

Instructor(s): Arlen Mills, MAI, SRA

NEW Course: Two-Day Advanced Income Capitalization - Part A
Jun
25 - 26
Location: University of Phoenix - NEW! Franklin Street Campus, Oakland

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

Course: Advanced Income Capitalization
Jun
 
NEW Course: Review Case Studies - Residential
Jul
 

This NEW course is not required for Designated members, however it is an excellent practical course that expands on what was presented in the review theory courses; participants who took one or both review theory courses can benefit from participating in these courses. The review case studies course will explore techniques and methodologies used by professional reviewers, and participants will learn practical application through problem solving case studies. It will review the fundamentals of review, as well as comparative techniques for effectively analyzing appraisal reports. Other topics covered include tests of reasonableness and communication. Participants will learn how to compose a review appraisal that shows effective communication of appraisal review, and will gain a thorough understanding of Standard 3. After completing this course, participants will gain recognition for their skillset, have greater confidence in addressing review assignments and enhance their business opportunities.

Seminar: Vineyard Valuation
Jul
 
2015 Annual Fall Conference: Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium
Sep
 
NEW Course: Two-Day Advanced Income Capitalization - Part B
Nov
 
Seminar: Commercial Tapas - All Day. All Commercial.
Nov
 
Seminar: Residential Tapas - All Day. All Residential.
Nov
 
Course: Business Practices and Ethics
Dec
 
Course: National USPAP 7-Hour Update
Dec
 
Seminar: Extreme Appraising
Dec
 
Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Dec
 

Dates for the following tentative offerings have not yet been determined
Seminar: Arbitration - What You Can't Learn from Books