Business Practices and Ethics @ Rosewood Hall
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

New Appraisal Institute Seminar

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.

Ted Whitmer, MAI, AI-GRS, JD, CCIM, MBA

Ted is an MAI, AI-GRS, CCIM and member of the Texas State Bar. He has served on the State of Texas Comptroller’s Advisory Board and Vice-Chair of the Texas Appraiser & Licensing Board. He is a certified USPAP instructor as well as having taught many seminars and courses for the Appraisal Institute and his own Ted Whitmer Seminars. He has taught at The University of Houston, Texas A&M University and Stephen F. Austin University. In addition to teaching, Ted has extensive experience in consulting including advising in cases with appraiser board enforcement, criminal fraud and civil liability issues.

Schedule: 9:30am-4:00pm
Registration: 9:00am

*Please note the starting time is later due to the class being only 6 hours. 

AI Fee: $195, Standard Fee: $215

*Class Materials: Tuition fee includes the downloadable copy of class materials. Students may purchase a print copy of class materials for an additional fee at time of registration. No class materials will be available at class.


Approved for 6 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission

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2020-2021 USPAP 7-Hour Update @ Rosewood Hall
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This 7-hour 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.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP that were adopted in 2019 and effective from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice

Schedule: 8:30am-5:00pm
Registration: 8:00am

Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission
Click Here for other State Approvals

AI Fee: $195, Standard Fee: $215

**The course price does not include a copy of the current 2020-2021 USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. Participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class. To purchase a print or electronic copy of the USPAP publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation or click here.