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NEW 2018-2019 EDITION! 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

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.

NEW 2018-2019 EDITION! 15-Hour National USPAP Course

Using the national USPAP course material copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, this two-day course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance. The course is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state-certified appraisers and it highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses. 

NOTE: The appraiser 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.

NEW PDP COURSE! Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties

This two-day course introduces participants to a broad range of valuation problems encountered when appraising green commercial buildings, conventional buildings with green features, and conventional buildings in today’s markets that are increasingly influenced by sustainability and green building. Based on the Appraisal Institute’s new publication, The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate, participants will use real-world case study examples from a variety of property types to learn and apply credible valuation techniques for analyzing and reporting the degree to which green building and sustainability affect property value.   

NEW SEMINAR! Solving Land Valuation Puzzles

Learn how to solve a variety of land valuation and feasibility problems using less commonly used land valuation techniques in this one-day seminar. Interactive case studies and discussion topics cover highest and best use considerations, land residual analysis, contamination, impacts of tax increment financing on feasibility, condemnation, subdivision analysis, unit of comparison selection, and alternatives when inadequate land sales exist. Problem identification, assignment conditions, scope of work decisions, and standards of practice are reviewed in each problem and solutions are discussed. Lively class discussion and interaction will result as problems are explored. 

NEW! Advanced Land Valuation: Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems

By examining unusual and complex land valuation assignments, this seminar takes concepts covered in the Appraisal Institute curriculum to the next level. Besides lecture, discussion, and Q&A, sample case studies will demonstrate, primarily in Excel, conceptual and practical applications that participants will be able to incorporate into their day-to-day work. Suggested solution strategies for these assignments will be provided.

NEW VERSION! International Valuation Standards Overview

This course provides an overview of the standards in the 2017 International Valuation Standards. Specifically written for domestic and international valuation experts with a working knowledge of valuation techniques as well as for those with a financial and real estate background, this course will provide a working knowledge of the current International Valuation Standards. The course emphasis on ethical behavior and competent practice will help foster a higher level of public trust benefiting the real estate valuation profession in the USA and overseas.

NEW VERSION! Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications

The much anticipated update to the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions was released by the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference in Dec. 2016. This is the first update to the standards since 2000. The Appraisal Institute’s two-day course not only provides a comprehensive review of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions 6th edition, it includes critical instruction to those involved in federal land acquisition valuation assignments. The course walks you through case studies which demonstrate practical procedures and solutions. Whether you are an experienced appraiser who writes or reviews federal land acquisition appraisals or you are an appraiser interested in expanding your client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations, this course will show you how to apply the 6th edition Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions in practice. An optional one-hour exam is included. 

UPDATED! Valuation of Conservation Easements

Valuation of Conservation Easements is an intense, advanced-level educational endeavor dealing with one of the most controversial topics in the realm of valuation. It is designed for the advanced, general certified appraiser who understands the methodology in the approaches to value and is ready to embark on understanding the intricacies involved in one of the most misunderstood and difficult types of appraisals. This intensive program will familiarize participants with conservation easement valuations in a variety of different situations, including conventional appraisals, appraisals that are required to comply with the Yellow Book, and appraisals involving non-cash charitable contributions that are required to comply with IRS standards. 

 

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