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Chapter FYI - February 2019

Important Dates & Deadlines


12 | LDAC 2019 registration opens. Learn more here.
21-22 | AI Board of Directors 1st Quarter Meeting, Chicago, IL
22 | Premiere of How Tenants Create or Destroy Value: Leasehold Valuation and its Impact on Value in Northern California.
28 | Financial Statements submission deadline (Minimum Chapter Criteria requirement for non-CFMAP chapters) 


15 | Q1 Chapter Executive Directors Web Meeting 
22 | Premiere of Rural Valuation Basics - Nashville, TN. Learn more.
29 | Pritchett Award nominations deadline. Learn more below in "New Announcements". 
29 | Y.T. & Louise Lee Lum Award nominations deadline. Learn more
31 | Q1 Online Revenue Share submission deadline

Future Meetings/Events/Etc.

April 1 | AI Education and Relief Foundation scholarship application deadline. Learn more.
April 15 | AI Education and Relief Foundation College Scholarship application deadline. Learn more.
May 9-10 | AI Board of Directors 2nd Quarter Meeting, Chicago, IL
May 15-17 | Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC), Washington, DC
May 24 | Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Service Award
July 1 | AI Education and Relief Foundation scholarship application deadline. Learn more.
July 21 | Regional Meetings, Denver, CO
July 22 | Chapter Leadership Program, Denver. CO
July 22-24 | 2019 Annual Conference, Denver, CO
July 25-26 | AI Board of Directors 3rd Quarter Meeting, Denver, CO
Sept. 1 |  Leadership Resource Registry submission deadline for 2020 national committees, panels, entities
Oct. 1 | AI Education and Relief Foundation scholarship application deadline. Learn more.
Nov. 14-15 | AI Board of Directors 4th Quarter Meeting, Chicago, IL
May 18-20, 2020 | LDAC 2020 - Save the Date!

New Announcements

LDAC Registration Opens Tomorrow, Feb. 12 | The 2019 Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference will be held May 15-17 in Washington, D.C. Registration will open Tuesday, Feb. 12 at noon EST. Also, please consider becoming an LDAC sponsor. Chapters can sponsor an AI Professional to attend or choose from numerous other sponsorship opportunities. All money raised goes directly into the LDAC program, which allows us to continue our leadership development efforts. We thank our 2019 sponsors to date!
Save the Date! 2019 Chapter Leadership Program (CLP) - July 22, Denver, CO | We would like to announce that a condensed CLP will be held Monday, July 22, in Denver in conjunction with the joint regional meetings and AI Annual Conference. The tentative schedule calls for a CLP breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and CLP concluding on or before 1:00 p.m. Additional information to follow and available on the AI website.
AIERF Seeks Pritchett Award Nominations from Chapters and Regions |  The James H. Pritchett Award was created in 2002, in memory of the late James Pritchett. The Pritchett Award recognizes a Designated member of the Appraisal Institute for outstanding contributions to appraisal education or mentoring with a focus on litigation and condemnation. The ideal candidate is someone similar to Mr. Pritchett: displays leadership, integrity, and exceptional work in teaching, writing, mentoring and professional practice in litigation support and eminent domain.
Please submit a letter of recommendation by March 29 to aierf@appraisalinstitute.orgMore than one nomination may be submitted. 
When Are Your 2019 Chapter Meetings? | To better serve our chapters, the AI Service Center asks that you please send us a list of your chapter meetings at which designation certificates will be presented to newly Designated members. This will allow the Service Center to make sure to get the certificates to the chapter in time for your scheduled meeting.  
The Service Center will automatically send the certificates to the Chapter Executive Director or Chapter President (if there is no Executive Director) unless the member requests the certificate be sent directly to them.  If you would like them sent to someone other than the President or ED, please inform us at
Please email with the dates of your scheduled chapter meetings.
New AI Media Coverage Video Now Available for Chapters | A new video of the Appraisal Institute's media coverage highlights is available for chapters to show at upcoming meetings. View a 3:58-minute video of the Appraisal Institute's media coverage from the second half of 2018. The video also can be downloaded

Practicing Affiliate Pricing Change for AI Courses |  At the November 15-16 AI Board of Directors meeting a motion was made and adopted to allow Practicing Affiliate pricing to be set based upon AI business needs. As such, effective January 1, 2019, AI’s Education Department implemented a price change in designation education for Practicing Affiliates. As of 1/1/19, the designation education pricing for Designated Members, Candidates and Practicing Affiliates is now the same rate. 

What does this mean?
It means, effective 1/1/2019 Designated members, Candidates and Practicing Affiliates all receive the same AI price/discount on all AI courses.  Please email with any questions. 

Y.T. & Louise Lee Lum Award Nominations Due March 29 | Please consider submitting an application for the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award, which recognizes individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the valuation profession during the immediate preceding year. For more information about this award click here



New Education Announcement: Approved Instructors for “How Tenants Create or Destroy Value: Leasehold Valuation and its Impact on Value

On January 15, Appraisal Institute instructors attended the instructor training for the new program, “How Tenants Create or Destroy Value: Leasehold Valuation and its Impact on Value.” These 2-hour instructor trainings were designed to be an expeditious way of approving current Appraisal Institute instructors for a new program provided that the instructor meets the audit criteria to attend the training. Because of this training there are now over 30 instructors on the approved list to teach this program for your chapter. 

The complete approved list for this program can be found here

Classroom Education | Now Available: 

How Tenants Create or Destroy Value: Leasehold Valuation and its Impact on Value
NEW 7-hour seminar available immediately after the February 22, 2019 premiere. Check out more details here.

The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony
15-hour PDP Revision. Released November 1, 2018. Click here for details!

General Site Valuation & Cost Approach
MAJOR REVISION. Debuted in November. Reorganized, updated content, and the exam is now 3 hours (rather than 2).  Click here to find out more.

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency
Find out more about this NEW 4-hour seminar for residential and general appraisers. Premiered in October.
Valuation by Comparison: Residential Analysis and Logic                                                                       
Click here for more information about this 7-hour seminar based on the 2018 updated 2nd edition of Valuation by Comparison by Mark Ratterman, MAI, SRA. Debuted in October.

Evaluating Commercial Leases: The Tenant and the Terms Both Matter
Post-premiere version now available! Click here for offerings and additional information. 

Classroom Education | In Development:

                                                                                                                                                                                         Rural Valuation Basics
AVAILABLE immediately after the March 22 premiere. This NEW 7-hour seminar teaches residential and commercial appraisers the fundamental skills they will need to complete rural appraisal assignments. Instruction focuses on land mix analysis, valuing improvements with extraction and allocation, and developing adjustments. Participants will learn how to find and analyze comparable sales and apply the data that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets and real-world examples will be provided.
General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
New addition: Practice Problems booklet containing additional computational problems to help students successfully work through related questions on the exam. Tentative release April/May 2019.
Business Practices and Ethics
Major revision; course will be 5.5 rather than 7 hours. Tentative Debut: April 3, 2019. 
Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics
Litigation PDP course Revision. Now 3 days. Tentative release to Chapters June 15, 2019.

Artificial Intelligence, AVMs, Blockchain and the Future of Appraisal
NEW 4-hour seminar for general and residential appraisers. Tentative release to chapters in June 2019.

General Report Writing & Case Studies
MAJOR REVISION tentative debut TBD.

Marketing Flyers Available for Chapters

If interested in obtaining the pdf of one or more of the flyers listed below, please contact Mallory Whaley ( 

  • Rural Valuation Basics
  • How Tenants Create or Destroy Value: Leasehold Valuation and its Impact on Value
  • Valuation by Comparison: Analysis and Logic
  • Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency
  • Evaluating Commercial Leases: The Tenant and the Terms Both Matter
  • Practical Applications for Appraising Green Commercial Properties
  • Solving Land Valuation Puzzles
  • 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
  • WANTED: Real Estate Appraisers Who are Experts in Litigation (Litigation education/publications)
  • Do you have the competency needed to value green properties? (Green education/publications - click here to view example flyer)
2019 Chapter Program Fee Schedule
The chapter program fee schedule has been updated for 2019 and is now up in the Resources section of the Knowledge Center. No changes have been made to QE, DE, PD, USPAP, nor any of the CE courses. We have brought down the cost of older seminars to $30 (one-day) and $20 (half-day). Newer seminars will remain at $49/$25. See screen shots below.

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.
  • 7-Hour USPAP
  • 15-Hour USPAP
  • Review Case Studies - General
Consider the bulk shipping option when setting up new classes in OLRS
  • All materials are sent directly to chapter or location of the class.
  • Students have immediate access to materials via the Knowledge Center upon registration and for one year after the class.
  • Bulk shipping will typically save between 50-85% off costs.
  • Option must be selected at least 30 days before the start of the class.
Minimize last-minute shipping
  • Order materials sooner than 8 business days before the start of the class to ensure materials are shipped via UPS Ground. 
  • Order a few extra solutions and exams (if applicable) in case of walk-ins or late registrations
Take advantage of downloadable materials option
  • Direct late registrants to Knowledge Center for download only option when you do not have hard copies available.
  • 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.
Please advise students that we do submit the classroom hours to each of the below states. If they have a license in any of the states, please mark it on the sign- in sheet or a separate piece of paper.
North Carolina
South Carolina
West Virginia
Click here to register.
For all offerings of the NEW Practical Application in Appraising Green Commercial Properties course, an additional “contact information opt-out” form will be sent to the chapter to be passed around to students during class. Once the form is completed, chapters will need to send the completed form to The reason for this form and the language that appears on the form is below. If you have questions, please contact Mallory Whaley,
The materials for the Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties course include images provided by CoreLogic/Marshall & Swift products. The Appraisal Institute has agreed to send CoreLogic contact information of attendees who take the course so that CoreLogic can send communications to course participants after the class has ended. If you do NOT want to receive communication from CoreLogic/Marshall & Swift, please check the box before your name. 
The "contact Information opt-out" form is also downloadable here.
When registering students, they must have created an AI username and password before registration. They must have this established in order for them to access various items on the website and within the Knowledge Center. Please do not register students without these credentials.


Newly Designated Members
Recognize and congratulate newly Designated Members in your chapter! A list of all individuals who were recently designated is available here.
Volunteer of Distinction Program

Nominate a Volunteer of Distinction | Volunteer of Distinction honorees are recognized on a quarterly basis, i.e. Q1 2019 honorees will be recognized in April. A chapter or any AI professional may nominate another AI professional directly at, using the form on the AI website. 

All honorees will be promoted via the President's Message, local news release and Appraiser News Online, and chapters will be provided a certificate for each honoree from their chapter. 

Check out the Nomination Form and Program Description for further details.



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