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Important Dates & Deadlines

J U L Y

13 | Site To Do Business Webinar for AI Professionals. Register here.
15 | 2018 Chapter Officers submission deadline. (2018 Chapter Officer Entry form)
17 | Registration opens for Chapter Leadership Program.
28 | Valuation Education Advertisement Deadline.

A U G U S T

24 - 25 | AI Board of Directors Meeting 

S E P T E M B E R

1 | Leadership Resource Registry submissions due. Learn more here
15 | Chapter Education Application recommended submittal.

O C T O B E R

1 | AI Education Trust Scholarship deadline. Learn more here.
23 | Deadline for 2018 chapter/region dues and fees amounts to be submitted.
26 - 27 | Chapter Leadership Program, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago. Learn more here.

N O V E M B E R

10 | Just announced: Premiere of Solving Land Valuation Puzzles, Chicago, IL. Click here for more information.

New Announcements

Chapter Financial Management & Administration Policy Advisory Team | Last month the CFMAP Advisory Team was formed which includes national finance staff, Jenny Calabrese (Sacramento/Sierra Chapter), Lauren Dowling (East Florida Chapter), Debra Miller (Metro New Jersey Chapter) and Shannon O’Keefe (Hoosier State Chapter). The Team’s charge is to provide feedback and guidance in the development and implementation of a structure that will support CFMAP.  Please be on the lookout for outreach to continue receiving chapter’s input in this process including additional surveys. Beta testing is anticipated to begin in the fall.
 
QBOL Subscription Fee Increase | Chapters may have recently received an email notification regarding an increase in the QBOL subscription fee. The anticipated fee increase is 25%. For chapters that subscribe monthly, this increase will be effective July 22, 2017. (You will be charged at the new price beginning with your next scheduled billing on or after July 22.) This new rate continues to honor the 30% discount given to the Appraisal Institute. For chapters with annual subscriptions, the increase will be effective on your next renewal date. The annual subscription also continues to honor the Appraisal Institute 30 % discount.
 
2018 Budget and Dues Cycle | The Board of Directors will be considering the 2018 national budget during their August 24-25, 2017 meeting. It is anticipated that information regarding the 2018 education material fees, Candidate/Practicing Affiliate funding and other pertinent budgetary items will be communicated to chapters shortly after that meeting. Furthermore, the 2018 dues/fee invoices distribution will be moved up by one month to early November to allow AI Professionals additional time to pay their invoices before the January 1st due date and better align with association industry practices. Thus, the deadline for submission of chapter and region 2018 dues and fee amounts is October 23. 
 

 

Education 
The Education Committee recently adjusted the timeline for all classroom and synchronous registration and online session end dates (see chart below).  
 
This affects the following four courses:
Advanced Income Capitalization
Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
Quantitative Analysis
Advanced Concepts and Case Studies
 

Important Deadlines for MAI Designation Education

Task

Deadlines

Official FIRST day of course—day online session begins

28 days BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to register for and submit the Diagnostic Test

21 days BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to receive a “pass” confirmation on Diagnostic Test

14 days BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to register for the course with printed materials*

14 days BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to register for the course* 

5  days BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to cancel registration with full refund

15 days BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to cancel registration with $150 cancellation fee

14 days or less BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to cancel registration with -0- refund

7 days or less BEFORE the classroom session begins

Last day to complete online session

2 days BEFORE the classroom session begins

 
Those with chapter access to the Knowledge Center will now see the Instructor Materials for the programs that they are set to offer.  This will assist you if your instructors contact you about materials.  Also, the Education Committee now allows solution booklets to be sent to the student in advance for direct ship, and are immediately available to download by registrants on the Knowledge Center.  If your students are receiving their materials direct ship or download, then solutions will only need to be ordered for those that are pick up on-site.
 
*Update – Please note that there are a handful of temporary exceptions to this as our development staff works on some content changes needed to allow for this. Please see list of courses affected.
 
Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings
Quantitative Analysis 
Residential & Commercial Valuation of Solar
 
 
Consider the bulk shipping option when setting up new classes in OLRS.
o All materials are sent directly to chapter or location of the class.
o Students have immediate access to materials via the Knowledge Center upon registration and for one year after the class.
o Bulk shipping will typically save between 50-85% off costs.
o Option must be selected at least 30 days before the start of the class.
 
Minimize last-minute shipping.
o Order materials sooner than 8 business days before the start of the class to ensure materials are shipped via UPS Ground. 
o Order a few extra solutions and exams (if applicable) in case of walk-ins or late registrations
 
Take advantage of downloadable materials option
o Direct late registrants to Knowledge Center for download only option when you do not have hard copies available.
o Encourage download only option to all (no shipping costs to the chapter). This is easily set up in the OLRS section, Offering Administration, under #3 - View/Edit Direct Ship Indicator.
 
 
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When registering students, they must have created an AI username and password before registration, and you must ask them to do so. They must have this established in order for them to have accessibility to various items on the web site and Knowledge Center. Please do not register students without these credentials.
 

Classroom Education | Now Available: 

Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications:
For course description and more information, click here.  View AI’s webinar, Yellow Book Changes - Overview for Appraisers, to learn about changes in the 6th edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and download the FREE electronic copy of the 6th edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: click here.
 
Advanced Land Valuation: Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems: Click here for more information on this NEW seminar!
 
Valuation of Conservation Easements: Click here for course description and other details.
 
FHA Appraising for Valuation Professionals: FHA Single Family Housing Appraisal Requirements. For a description of the updated seminar, click here.
 
Review Case Studies-Residential: Click here for more information on NEW, post-premiere course!

 

Classroom Education | Coming Soon: 

In the Eye of the Hurricane: Understanding an Investigation by a State Regulatory Board Agency: NEW 4-hour seminar for residential and general appraisers. Explores why a state investigation is serious business, how the process works (in general), how a complaint begins, the consequences of sanctions, the role of USPAP, and what can be learned from disciplinary actions. Tentative release to Chapters in November. 
 
Solving Land Valuation Puzzles: NEW 7-hour seminar for general and residential appraisers. A collection of mini-case studies spurs discussion specific to land valuation studies, including highest and best use considerations, land residual analysis, contamination, and tax increment financing impacts on feasibility, among others. Tentative release to Chapters in December. 
 
Case Studies in Appraising Green Commercial Buildings (title TBD): NEW 15-hour course will replace the classroom course. Based on the soon-to-be released publication, The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate. Tentative release to Chapters in November.  
 
  • Title for NEW 15-hour Green Commercial Appraisal course for general real estate appraisers announced: Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties – tentative release date late fall. 
  • Title for NEW 4-hour Review of Disciplinary Process seminar for residential and general appraisers announced: In the Eye of the Hurricane: Understanding an Investigation by a State Regulatory Board Agency - set to be released late fall.
 

Marketing Flyers Available for Chapters

If interested in obtaining the pdf of one or more of the flyers listed below, please contact Mallory Whaley (mwhaley@appraisalinstitute.org). 

Advanced Land Valuation: Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems
Valuation of Conservation Easements
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications
Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Building

 

Newly Designated
Recognize and congratulate newly Designated Members in your chapter! A list of all individuals who recently were designated is available here.
 
Volunteers of Distinction
Any Designated Member, Candidate for Designation, Practicing Affiliate or Affiliate in good standing who makes contributions to the Appraisal Institute, the valuation profession and their local community is eligible to be recognized. AI professionals submit nominations, on a form provided on the Appraisal Institute’s website, to AI national staff. Appraisal Institute staff receive and review nominations to confirm that they conform to the program’s selection criteria. Individuals may not nominate themselves. Nominations should be sent to VOD@appraisalinstitute.org.
 
*Key Changes Implemented to Volunteer of Distinction Program: Please note that starting July 1, Volunteer of Distinction honorees will be recognized quarterly as opposed to monthly. 
Any AI professional may nominate another AI professional by filling out and emailing the form on the AI website directly to VOD@appraisalinstitute.org. Check out the updated Nomination Form and Program Description for further details. 

 

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