2020 Lake Tahoe Conference – Harvey’s (postponed until 2021)
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
4-Hour Laws & Regs (Virtual offering – must have webcam to enroll in this class)
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AI Tuition: $115; Non-AI Tuition: $125

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Registration: 11:30am; Class: 12:00-5:00pm (includes mandatory 1-hour exam)

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

This will be a virtual offering via ZOOM and each attendee is required to have a webcam

**This class is required in CA every 2 years…don’t miss out!!**

Desktop Appraisals (Bifurcated, Hybrid) and Evaluations – Virtual
Oct 29 all-day

Registration begins at 8:00am

Class from 8:30am-4:30pm

All participants must have webcam and stay visible for the entire class to receive 100% attendance.

AI Tuition: $165; Non-AI Tuition: $175

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7-HR USPAP (Virtual offering via ZOOM – all participants are required to have a webcam)
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

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AITuition: $155; Non-AI Tuition: $165

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Business Practices & Ethics – Virtual
Dec 3 all-day

Instructor: Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

AI Tuition: $145; Non-AI Tuition: $155

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Link to ZOOM emailed out the day before class begins






Business Practices and Ethics is an important course that provides information about standards and ethics requirements for valuers in general and, more specifically, for valuers who belong to the Appraisal Institute. Through discussion questions and examples, the class compares behavior and actions that illustrate violations of the Code of Professional Ethics, and participants learn how referrals can be made. Participants are also introduced to the Appraisal Institute Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Practice and use these Guide Notes to resolve everyday appraisal practice problems. At the end of the course, they learn about common errors in appraisal reports and review reports, and they respond to questions about challenges that arise in appraisal practice such as requests for updates and requests to change or add intended users. These are common business practice issues that appraisers encounter in various assignments, including mortgage lending, litigation, and property tax appeal. Other real-life scenarios in the course illustrate less common business practice issues such as an appraiser’s obligation when illegal or criminal behavior is observed.


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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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