January 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Rosewood Hall
2850 19th St S
Homewood, AL 35209
Pam Paulk

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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