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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
March 2020
Webinar: COVID-I9 and Its Implications for the Appraisal Profession
Location: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Please join these five profession-leading organizations for a robust panel discussion of COVID-19 and it’s implications for the appraisal profession. Participants will hear updates on state and local stay-in-place and business operations orders, appraisal guidelines and regulatory revisions, and the latest developments impacting appraisal.

Our speaker panel will include:

Bill Garber - Director of Government and External Affairs, AI
John Russell - Senior Director of Government Relations and Business Development, ASA
Stephen Frerichs - Government Relations Consultant, ASFMRA
Greg McHenry - President Elect, IAAO

You will hear updates on:

State of the stay in place and business operations orders.
Appraiser guidelines and regulatory revisions.
Latest developments impacting appraisal

Brought to you by:

Appraisal Institute (AI)
American Society of Appraisers  (ASA)
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)
International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
MBREA l The Association for Valuation Professionals

CANCELLED: Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Location: This Fresno event has been cancelled - We will regroup on May 7

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, the Central California Branch Chapter has made the decision to cancel this networking event. 

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Come one, come all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities.

Location: Toledo's at Mission Village,  367 E Shaw Ave, Fresno (close to freeway 41 exchange at Shaw)

Time:  5:30 pm until whenever

Details:  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Webinar: Appraisal Foundation/ASB/AQB Update - Crisis-Related Guidance
Location: 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

The Appraisal Foundation will host a general update webinar on April 3rd at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern. Hear the latest information from the Foundation, the Appraisal Standards Board and the Appraiser Qualifications Board. Topics will include crisis-related guidance such as:

  • The ASB's guidance on interior inspections and modifying the "standard" appraisal report. Click here for the guidance.


  • The AQB's recommendations concerning distance learning and extension of continuing education cycle. Click here to read the AQB's letter.    

Neither the Appraisal Institute nor the Northern California Chapter have been involved in the development or sponsorship of this webinar.

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, San Mateo

Are you an early riser? Join us the first Monday of every month at 7AM at the Crystal Springs Starbucks.  It's informal, it's casual, it's strictly a buy-your-own coffee, chat and meet other local appraisers kind of deal, targeted at those of us that are up and working early. All are welcome to attend.

Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, 111 De Anza Blvd., San Mateo, conveniently located at the intersection of SH-92 and I-280.

Questions? Contact Clint Freeman, MAI.

POSTPONED: New Appraisal Professionals "Simply Social"
Location: This event is being postponed - We are investigating new dates.

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, the California Chapter, a decision has been made to postpone this event.  Thank you for your patience as we work on selecting a new date.

Are you an appraisal trainee, a recently designated member or consider yourself a young appraisal professional looking for a networking event geared specifically for you?  Well, you just found it!

We will plan to meet up (location still being determined) for no-host beverages and appetizers starting at 5:00pm!  Can't get there by 5:00pm? No worries, just show up when you can.  We will hang out until whenever . . .

All are welcome to this new, fun, welcoming, casual, no pressure social event!  You get the picture - it's informal.

Questions?  Contact Matt Atwood