“Virtual” Seminar: Evaluating Commercial Leases: The Tenant and the Terms Both Matter (sponsored by the Norcal Chapter)
Feb 7 all-day

Location: It’s Virtual! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You

“Virtual” 2022 Economic Forecast
Feb 25 all-day
NEW! “Virtual” Course Release: 2022-23 National USPAP Update (7-Hour)
Feb 28 all-day
Location: It’s Virtual! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You

Register Early to take advantage of our BEST VALUE RATES!

Instructor: Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

This NEW 2022-23 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.   Approved by the California BREA for 7-hours of CEC – #21CP754601481.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Participants 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 requirements.

2022 Annual Spring Conference
Mar 3 all-day
Location: It’s Virtual! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You

Residential * Commercial * Agricultural

The very first Valley Seminar began in 1970.  Our “modern” version of the Valley Seminar became known as the Spring Conference in 2000 and has taken place each spring at the Modesto Center Plaza since 2006.  2022 will be bring this offering directly to you – it will be presented in a virtual classroom format.

This event continues to evolve each year, with expanded breakout sessions to provide a greater depth of topics and the opportunity to hear from and connect with a variety of industry professionals. It is the combination of quality and content which draws an increasing number of attendees not only from the Central Valley but from the greater Bay Area and beyond.

2022 Northern California Residential Appraisal Conference
May 6 all-day
Location: It’s Virtual! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You

A full-day residential conference jointly sponsored  by the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Real Estate Appraisers Association (REAA).

We will convene by ZOOM for a day of virtual learning and networking.  Applications for 6-hours of CEC will be submitted to the Appraisal Institute, the California BREA and SBE.

Watch for specific details coming soon.

2022 Spring Litigation Conference
May 12 all-day
Location: It’s Virtual! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You


Our 2022 Spring Litigation Conference presents advanced topics to appraisers interested in litigation work. This is a chance to sharpen your knowledge and broaden your practice by listening to some of the top experts in the region.  Save the date and plan to join us for this virutual classroom signature conference.

The Sacramento Sierra Chapter Welcomes You!

It’s Official – We’ve Merged!  Effective January 1, 2022 the Northern California Chapter and the Sacramento Sierra Chapters merged to form the Northern California Chapter.

“The merger means Sac Sierra joins one of the largest and influential chapters in the country. I’m excited to continue working with Steve Salmon, 2022 Chapter President, and I know our members will benefit from his leadership, as well as the organization and offerings of the Norcal chapter as a whole.”

– Jarrod Hodgson, MAI
2022 Northern California Chapter Vice President

Our Chapter is comprised of appraisal professionals you know and trust. Education is the core service we provide.  In May 2020 we quickly pivoted and adapted our education to virtual classrooms to meet Stay in Place (SIP) requirements and COVID safety measures.

We look forward to and will continue to provide the “live” high-quality education that the appraisal community has depended upon for nearly 100 years once these regulations are lifted and it is safe for everyone to gather in person again.


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The Appraisal Institute is a global association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 valuation professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Appraisal Institute professionals benefit from an array of education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.


Our mission is: (1) to support and advance our Designated members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates as the choice for real estate valuation solutions; (2) to uphold professional credentials, standards of professional practice and ethics for the public good; and (3) to promote an all-chapter focus that rallies support for chapter education, committee participation and chapter meetings.


The majority of Appraisal Institute professionals are practicing real estate appraisers and property analysts who provide valuation-related services to such clients as mortgage lenders, financial institutions, government agencies, attorneys and financial planners as well as homeowners and other individual consumers. Appraisal Institute designated members have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.
Those individuals holding the Appraisal Institute’s MAI and SRPA designations are experienced in commercial valuation, including industrial, retail and multifamily properties. Those holding the SRA designation are experienced in residential valuation. All Appraisal Institute professionals adhere to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.


The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.


As the world’s largest publisher of real estate appraisal literature, the Appraisal Institute offers a wide range of books and other materials on subjects ranging from basic valuation theory and techniques to advanced applications. It also publishes two quarterly periodicals, The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.


Appraisal Institute professionals have access to a variety of benefits, including insurance programs, data resources and tools, and related business materials. The Appraisal Institute also houses the Lum Library, which provides support for the research needs of AI professionals as well as the profession at large.


The Appraisal Institute is active in advocacy efforts on behalf of its professionals and the industry at large. Primarily through its office in Washington, D.C., the organization communicates regularly with legislators and regulators to encourage the adoption of appraisal policies that best serve the public interest.

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