Course Listings

The Appraisal Institute offers world-class education that will help you advance your career. Enroll today for our chapter’s upcoming education programs:


Subject Matter Expert Round Table @ Little River Canyon Center
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mentone-Little River Canyon Center“Subject Matter Expert Round Table”-4-Hrs

1:00pm-2:00pm-A Saga in the Canyon; The Creation of Little River Canyon National Preserve”, By: Jerry Roberson, Alabama Power Company

2:00pm-3:00pm-“Guesses. Wags. Swags…Appraisals: An Anecdotal History of Real Estate Appraising”, By: Howard J. Porter, MAI, CCIM

3:00-4:00pm-The Evolution of Commercial Real Estate into an Institutional Investment Asset Class and How it Affects Valuation”, By: Leslie Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

4:00-5:00pm-“Review of Appraisal Reports: One Reviewer’s Perspective”
By: Mandell Tillman, MAI

*Registration includes a BBQ Lunch before the seminar and a Beer & Wine Reception following on the patio.

AI Fee: $90, Standard Fee: $90

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Approved 4 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved 3 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission


Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability @ Birmingham Country Club
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Christmas Party Education-“Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability”-3-Hrs
The seminar covers current liability trends affecting appraisers and dispels some common myths and misunderstandings. Actual lawsuits and claims form the foundation of the program.

These are the types of questions answered by the seminar: Who is currently suing appraisers? What do they sue for? What are the most common errors that lead to lawsuits? How do the USPAP concepts of intended use and user in an appraisal relate to an appraiser’s potential liability? Based on recent case law, how can an appraiser use these concepts to protect themselves against unwarranted liability? What is the new “mass litigation” phenomenon that is affecting appraisers? What liability exposures exist for appraisal review work? What does E&O insurance cover?

Instructor:Peter Christensen, General Counsel of LIA Administrators & Insurance Services, which provides professional liability insurance to about 20,000 appraisers.

AI Fee: $90, Standard Fee: $90

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Approved 3 Hrs. CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved 3 Hrs. CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission

Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics & Applications @ Rosewood Hall
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

This two-day course provides an overview of business opportunities in specialized types of litigation other than eminent domain in which the valuation of real estate is frequently an issue. Examples of topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation cases, income and estate tax disputes, and divorces. Through problem-solving activities, participants will apply new concepts and address how to best handle valuation and reporting issues in a professional legal setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the terminology and concepts involved in litigation valuation services in specialty areas and will learn about the many opportunities available for expanding their practices in litigation valuation.

3rd in the Professional Litigation Series

Instructor: Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

AI Fee: $375, Standard Fee: $395

Approved 15 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved 9 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission
Approved for Attorneys: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by
the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission
of Alabama for a maximum of 12.5 hours’ credit
including 0 hours of ethics.
Approved for CPAs15 hrs. Business Related CPE Credit by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy

Consider staying over an extra day and attending the 1st Annual Valuation Symposium to be held at Rosewood Hall that Friday March 16. The morning session of the symposium will have such speakers as John Norris, of Oakworth Capital Bank who will provide his insights on the National Economy and John Fogarty, Alabama State Docks discussing the Port of Mobile and the South Alabama Economic Development. Steve Roach, Ted Whitmer and other Nationally recognized valuation experts will headline the afternoon session. More speakers to be added. Registration will open soon with a $125 fee to attend.

The Aloft Hotel is across the street from Rosewood Hall. There is a group rate of $139+tax per night. Deadline to book is February 12, 2018. Must call to register at 1-877-822-1111, ask for Alabama Chapter Appraisal Institute March Meeting. Rate is good for 3/13,3/14,3/15




Watch for 2018 Education

February 1-“Land Valuation”– Rick Borges, MAI,SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS-Birmingham

February 2-“2018-2019 USPAP Update”-Rick Borges, MAI,SRA, AI-GRS-AI-RRS-Birmingham

March 14-15-“Litigation Appraising-Specialized Topics & Applications”-Steve Roach, MAI,SRA, AI-GRS-Birmingham

March 16-“Valuation Symposium”-Multiple Presenters including Steve Roach, Ted Whitmer and more-Birmingham

April 19-“Practical Highest & Best Use”-John Urubek, MAI-Montgomery

April 20-“2018-2019 USPAP Update”-John Urubek, MAI-Montgomery

June 22-“Compliance, Completeness & Competency”-Randy Button, MAI, AI-GRS-Orange Beach

October 12-“Advanced Land Valuation, Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems”-Leslie Sellers, MAI, AI-GRS-Little River Canyon

November 30-Christmas Party Education-TBA-Birmingahm

For Details and any Questions:
Contact: Pam Paulk, Executive Director at or Phone 205-835-0808