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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
November 2017
Commercial Symposium: Appraising Unique and Special Purpose Properties
Location: Preservation Park, Oakland

Just what are unique and special purpose properties?

Special Purpose Property: A property with a unique physical design, special construction materials, or a layout that particularly adapts its utility to the use for which it was built.
 - The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal

Topics include

  • Scoping and Bidding Considerations
  • Hospitality Industry: Current Trends & Issues
  • Senior Living Facilities
  • Waterfront Properties & Marinas
  • Dental Office Valuation

Terry Larson, MAI, Partner, Smith & Associates
Suzanne Mellen, MAI, Senior Managing Director, HVS
Bennett Johnson, VP & Practice Leader, Senior Housing & Care Specialty Group, CBRE
Michael Yovino-Young, MAI, SRA, President, Yovino-Young, Inc.
Brian Rapela, MAI, Partner, Joseph Blake & Associates
Robert Eaton, Founder, EHI
Tarun Patel, President, Pacific Hospitality Company
Pamela Kershaw, Director of Commercial Real Estate, Port of Oakland
Edmond P. Cahill, JD, Broker Western Practice Sales
Andrew Behrens, Vice Chairman, CBRE Capital Markets Group

Register by November 30 and Save up to $60!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $260
Standard / Non-AI - $280

Register after 11/30
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $300
Standard / Non-AI - $320

Become a Symposium Sponsor - Learn More 

Sponsors include
Smith & Associates, Inc.

Course: National USPAP Update 7-Hour (New Version 2018-19)
Location: National University, San Jose

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

This updated one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Participants can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. 

Attendees must bring their own copy of the NEW 2018-19 version of USPAP to class (anticipated release Fall 2017). To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link:

Go Green and SAVE an EXTRA $15 on the tuition fees listed below
Simply select the DOWNLOAD ONLY version of materials at time of initial online registration
Note: Hardcopy materials will not be available when selecting the "download only" option

HURRY!  Seats are Limited
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $240
Standard / Non-AI - $285

Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Location: University of Phoenix, Livermore

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)
The NEWLY required one-hour multiple choice open-book exam is given onsite following the seminar presentation.

Developer & Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations, but recognizing and understanding all of the various Federal and State laws and regulations that govern appraisers can be challenging. A review of sanctions and disciplinary actions taken against appraisers makes it clear that many details and nuances of the appraiser laws and regulations are being misunderstood. Common, unintentional errors impact both the reputations of individual appraisers as well as confidence in the competency and ethics of the appraisal profession as a whole. This 1/2-day afternoon seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers at a federal and state level.

AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $150
Standard / Non-AI - $165

Board of Directors Meeting
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Installation Celebration