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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.
January 2020
Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Installation Celebration
Location: Tri-Valley Area

Stay after the workshop and join us starting at 5:00pm for a brief chapter meeting that includes presentation of designation certificates to newly designated members, awarding local cash scholarships and the Installation of our 2020 Leadership Team - plus receive an update on chapter, regional and national Appraisal Institute issues.  Active AI members will select their delegates to the chapter's 2021 Nominating Committee.  Then enjoy great company, scrumptious complimentary appetizers; no-host/cash beverages will be available.

Course: National USPAP Update (7-Hour)
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

This offering will be based on the recently released 2020-21 version of USPAP.

This 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.

Click here to order your copy of 2020-21 USPAP directly from The Appraisal Foundation; this publication is not included with the tuition fee.

NEW!  Effective 10/01/19 tuition rate listed below includes the downloadable course handbook materials.  Additional fee(s) apply for those who want the printed course handbook pre-shipped.  Shipping fee determined at time of online checkout.

BEST VALUE RATE:  Save up to $90 - Register by 12/13
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $195
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $235

Register by 1/11

Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $220
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $260

Register after 1/11
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $240
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $285

Course: Review Theory - General
Course: The Appraiser as an Expert Witness
Course: Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications

This two-day course not only provides a comprehensive review of the recently released 6th edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, (commonly known as Yellow Book) it provides critical guidance for appraisers involved in federal land acquisition valuation assignments. 

Whether you are experienced in writing or reviewing federal land acquisition appraisals or you are interested in expanding your client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations, this course will show you how to comply with the 6th edition Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition. An optional one-hour exam is included.

NEW! Seminar: Rural Valuation Basics
Location: North Bay / Santa Rosa Area

Rural Valuation Basics provides residential and general appraisers with the fundamentals of analyzing comparable data for use in rural appraisal assignments. This 7-hour seminar will focus on land mix analysis, improvement value extraction and allocation, and how to develop adjustments. While working on a typical rural property case study that both residential and commercial appraisers might be asked to appraise, participants will learn how to properly analyze and use information that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets will be provided which will assist participants in their analyses.