Course Materials and Hours
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00a.m. on Thursday, January 24. The course will run from 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. on January 24 and from 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. on Friday, January 25 immediately followed by the 1-hour multiple choice course exam. Participants registered two weeks prior to the offering will be sent their course materials in advance. Express shipping may be available; fee applies.
LAPTOPS ARE NOT REQUIRED. While not required, the instructor recommends laptops for the 'in class' and a little evening homework. An HP-12C calculator and the HP-12C calculator user’s manual are also required. Students must be familiar with the calculator operations when the course begins. The in-class and homework problems and solutions will utilize this calculator exclusively. For free reviews – Using a Financial Calculator: Formulas, Symbols, Math Review, and Sample Problems and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises visit http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/education/fin_calc.aspx. For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your Financial Calculator. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencil for taking notes and completing the in-class exercises. A No. 2 pencil is needed for the multiple choice exam. Students should bring their own pencils and notepads to class.
Recommended Texts (Texts are not included in tuition fee)
While these texts are not required for this offering - they are great additions to every appraisal library!)
The Appraisal Writing Handbook
Members - $21.75
Nonmembers - $32.50
Add $1.50 for advanced shipment of text
Appraising Residential Properties, 4th ed
Members - $39
Nonmembers - $48.50
Add $5 for advanced shipment of text
Optional Texts (Texts are not included in tuition fee)
The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 5th ed (2010)
Members - $81
Nonmembers - $103
Add $5.25 for advanced shipment of text
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 13th ed (2008)
Members - $81
Nonmembers - $103
Add $6 for advanced shipment of text
Text prices include CA sales tax. All texts are sent via U.S. Mail or UPS. To order texts, please contact the Chapter Office at 925/932-7753 by January 9.
Education Credit Hours
Full (100%) attendance is required for education credit; partial credit not available.
Appraisal Institute: Full attendance (100%) and successful completion of the course exam enable designated and associate members to receive 15 hours of continuing education credit; 14 hours of continuing education credit for full (100%) attendance only (no exam). Partial credit is not available. Associate members seeking credit toward designation must have full (100%) attendance and successfully complete the course exam.
OREA Basic/Qualifying: Residential Report Writing and Case Studies is approved for 15 hours of OREA basic/qualifying education credit (#05754100) toward initial licensing/certification with full (100%) attendance and successful completion of the course exam.
OREA Continuing: Residential Report Writing and Case Studies is approved for 14 hours (#05754100) of OREA CEC for licensed/certified appraisers seeking renewal credit. Full (100%) attendance is required. Successful completion of the course exam is not required for OREA CEC.
The following hotels are within 1-5 miles of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center:
Diablo Mountain Inn - 925/937-5050
2079 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek
Lafayette Park Hotel – 877/283-8787
3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette
Embassy Suites at Pleasant Hill BART – 925/934-2500
1345 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek
Guest rooms have not been blocked at any of the hotels above. For additional lodging options in the Lafayette/Walnut Creek area visit http://www.walnut-creek.com/
Directions, BART & Parking
- For best results when using your GPS or www.mapquest.com, enter the complete/exact street address.
- Ample complimentary onsite parking is available underground in the library's parking garage (enter garage off of Golden Gate Way).
- Take Public Transportation! The Lafayette Library & Learning Center is conveniently located in downtown Lafayette and is within walking distance of the Lafayette BART station.
Verification of Attendance
Verification of attendance will be sent directly to you via email from our National Office in Chicago. Attendees should allow 15 working days for receipt of these results. Watch for an email from "email@example.com". The Chapter Office does not receive copies of your results. Those in need of Express Verification should complete the Express Grading Request Form (link provided below) with appropriate payment to the National Office prior to the conclusion of this offering.
Dress in Layers
Meeting room temperatures are often difficult to control. Therefore, for your comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers.
Directions to the Lafayette Library & Learning Center BART Schedules Additional Offerings of Interest Request Form for Express Attendance Verification