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Appraisal Institute Education Programs

Appraisal Institute Education Programs

Thank you for your continued interest in Appraisal Institute education programs! Please find featured courses and seminars below.

Classroom Education Courses and Seminars

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   Basic Appraisal Classes

Set the stage for success!
  • Basic Appraisal Principles
    • Four-day course provides a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue.

  • Basic Appraisal Procedures
    • Apply the principles and concepts learned in Basic Appraisal Principles. Four-day course presents three approaches to reaching an opinion of value—income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison—and applies them in true-to-life case studies and problems.

   Green Education

Keep your staff up to date!
  • Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles and Concepts
    • This one-day introduction course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable from traditional buildings.

  • Case Studies in Appraising Green Commercial Buildings
    • As governmental mandates continue to filter down to all local communities, and buyers, sellers, developers and financiers of real estate market assess the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability, it is imperative that real estate professionals become familiar with the concepts of green building.

  • Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings
    • This one-day course introduces participants to valuation methods for appraising the high performance house. Participants learn the appraisal procedures for valuing green residential properties to assist in supporting an opinion of value. Focuses on the valuation process in different appraisal problems encountered in appraising green properties.

  • Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar
    • 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.

   Review Appraisal Courses

Important information presented in a timely and engaging fashion.
  • Review Theory—General
    • Embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps outlined through the review process. Learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review.

  • Review Case Studies—General
    • Focusing on three case studies that present the challenges reviewers face every day in review assignments, apply the review process by developing review opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, appropriateness, and credibility specific to another appraiser’s work.

  • Review Theory—Residential
    • Embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps that our outlined through the review process. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review.

  • Review Case Studies—Residential
    • This course applies the review process to practical problems that residential reviewers face every day. In Review Theory-Residential, participants learned about developing review opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, reasonableness, appropriateness, and credibility specific to another appraiser’s work, including reasons for disagreement.

   Litigation Courses

An excellent foundation for diverse assignments!
  • Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications
    • Two-day course provides an overview of business opportunities in specialized types of litigation other than eminent domain in which the valuation of real estate is frequently an issue.

  • Condemnation Appraising: Principles and Applications
    • Understand the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals, and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Acquire 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.

  • The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony
    • Two-day course introduces the basic concepts and strategies needed to engage in litigation valuation. Explores scope of activities appraisers can expect in a legal action, including assessing the status of a case, developing a USPAP-compliant appraisal without preparing a written report, and understanding legal terminology and jargon.

   Additional Specialized Courses

In addition to the below, Appraisal Institute offers General (Commercial) and Residential specific appraiser education. Contact us to discuss appraiser education that may fit your needs.
  • Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling

    • Two-day course provides an introduction to statistics, real estate finance, and modeling with applications to residential and commercial real estate appraisal. On Day One, develop an understanding of basic statistics and statistical analysis and learn how those skills can be used in valuation and evaluation practice. On day Two, gain an understanding of real estate finance markets, learn about credit conditions and their impact values on appraisal.

  • Valuation of Conservation Easements
    • Designed for those understanding the methodology in the approaches to value and is ready to embark on understanding the intricacies involved in one of the most difficult types of appraisals. Over 4½ days, gain familiarity with conservation easement valuations in a variety of different situations, including conventional appraisals, appraisals required to comply with Yellow Book, and appraisals for noncash charitable contributions.

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   Timely Seminars

Skill enhancement for all valuation professionals!
  • FHA Appraising for Valuation Professionals
    • In September 2015, after decades of relying upon multiple sources of guidance to properly develop and report an FHA appraisal assignment (i.e. the HUD 4150.2 Handbook, the 4150.1 REV-1 Handbook, dozens of Mortgagee Letters, and Frequently Asked Questions–Valuation Protocol), HUD-FHA implemented its authoritative source, the 4000.1 Handbook ’This seminar will help your staff develop an understanding of the FHA Handbook 4000.1.

  • Marketability Studies: The Six-Step Process and Basic Applications
    • Cover structured market analysis while applying the six-step process on two non-complex appraisal assignments. The process is not advanced, but lays the foundation necessary to apply advanced techniques. Most appraisal assignments can be handled using the process and the techniques demonstrated in this seminar!

   Appraisal Institute Education for Bankers

Created especially for community, mid-size and large banks.
  • Commercial Real Estate Training: Appraisal Engagement, Appraisal Review and Evaluation
    • Challenge your staff with a program specifically designed for lending, credit, or risk management staff who handle appraisal engagement, review, and evaluation. Program will provide insight on 1) what regulators expect from banks, 2) the internal bank policy and process, 3) the appraisal process, and 4) scope of work. Four-part training sessions can be taken together or separately. Onsite or remote.

      Part A – CRE Engagement: Federal Banking and Appraisal Regulations
      Part B – The Art of Commercial Appraisal Review
      Part C – Sales Comparison Approach-A Case Study
      Part D – Income Approach – A Case Study

Created for all banks dealing with residential appraisals.
  • Unraveling the Mystery of the Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
    • High foreclosure rates translates into increased scrutiny on the appraisal. Secondary market loan purchasers often challenge lenders on the appraisal to buy loans back. Deficient appraisals strengthen the purchaser’s case to demand the buyback. Enhance your ability to review appraisal reports that conform to Fannie Mae Appraisal Requirements and don’t require buybacks! You’ll identify the elements of the secondary mortgage market and recognize how appraisal guidelines are applied and enforced on specific assignments.

The complete list of Appraisal Institute education offerings can be found under “Class Title” here.
To request a proposal please contact Fran Rosenstein, 312-335-4228.

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