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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
August 2018
Seminar: Vineyard Valuation
Location: Chardonnay Golf Club, Napa Valley

Our most popular one-day seminar returns to the Napa Valley in the summer of 2018!  Seating is extremely limited - less than 5 seats available!

  • Vineyard Valuation 101
  • Vineyard Development & Management
  • Speculative Plantable Land . . . A Cautionary Tale
  • Wine Market Update
  • Acquisitions - The Art of the Deal

- Plus -
Attendees will have an opportunity to get out into the vineyard and hear from a Vineyard Manager

Presenters include
Maria Camozzi
, American AgCredit
Mark Gregg, ARA, American AgCredit
Duff Bevill, Founder & Partner, Bevill Vineyards
Pete Opatz, Route 128 Winery
Cort Munselle, Owner, Munselle Civil Engineering & Land Surveying
Dave Holt, MAI, ARA, Agri-Comm Appraisal, LLC
Tony Correia, ARA, MRICS, The Correia Company
Erik Roget, AFM, ARA, RPRA, Director Acquisitions & Asset Management at UBS
Josh Grace, Managing Director, International Wine Associates

Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates* - $350
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $375

(*) ASFMRA Members should enter Promo Code ASFMRA to receive tuition discount when registering online.

Central California Branch Chapter - Simply Social
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno

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!

Sierra Branch Chapter Workshop: Valuation of High Performance Homes - Hands-On Field Training and Community Service
Location: Stockton

"Another unique partnership with Habitat for Humanity!  No building experience required. Just bring your energy, willingness to give back to those less fortunate and learn something new that is applicable to your appraisal practice!”

Join us for a rare opportunity to participate in a hands-on ZNE training event combined with community service!  The Stockton California Habitat for Humanity is currently in the process of building Zero Net Energy homes. The project and its Director, George Koertzen, have earned notable recognition for innovative building practices that meets ZNE goals in a cost effective manner. At the time of this event, there will be 2-3 homes in various stages of the construction progress. The following topics will be covered in discussions and wherever possible, through hands-on experience. Time spent on each topic will depend on that day’s construction schedule, the number of participants, and their ability to complete related building tasks.  Those who attended in 2017 will find it valuable to attend again in 2018 as content is being updated and the house(s) will be at different stages.

George Koertzen, Design Builder, Dream Creek Construction
Debra Little, Valuation and Home Performance Specialist, BPI Certified Building Analyst, BIG Green Point Rater, CA Certified Appraiser

A portion of the workshop proceeds will be donated back to Habitat for Humanity to help sustain their worthwhile efforts.

$110 - For more information or to register contact Debra Little directly at or call 530/320-2107.  This offering is developed by Debra Little.

Approved for 4 hours of BREA CEC.

Course: Basic Appraisal Principles
10 - 13
Location: CalTrans District Office, Oakland

Instructor(s):  Gary DeWeese, MAI

This four-day course will introduce you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, market area analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations.  The course should provide a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue.  By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states' education requirements in the content area identified as basic appraisal principles.  If you are considering a career in professional valuation services, your journey should begin with Basic Appraisal Principles.

Co-developed by the Appraisal Institute, ASA, and ASFMRA

Act Now - Seating is Limited
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $695
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $795

Course: Advanced Income Capitalization
17 - 21
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor: Gary DeWeese, MAI

The 35-hour Advanced Income Capitalization course implements a blended learning approach, which includes a pre-class, two-hour online session combined with 30 hours of traditional classroom education and wraps up with a three-hour exam on the fifth morning.

Advanced Income Capitalization builds on topics covered in the General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1 and General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2 courses. It introduces additional topics that a seasoned general appraiser can expect to meet in everyday practice. The course features a limited review of material covered in the previous income courses to maximize the time available for advanced topics.

Please review the FAQs for important information regarding registration; mandatory diagnostic test; online session; and course equivalencies. Click here.

Appraisal Institute Designated Members and Candidates - $800
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $1,100