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

 2016 Classroom Education Schedule

Montgomery-Instructor: Chuck Crider, MAI

February 18th- “Understanding & Applying Litigation Skills”
  
This seminar is intended as an overview for, the new and seasoned appraiser, as well as those that find themselves having to testify out of necessity, not choice. The seminar will examine the historical evolution of the judicial system and consider the differences in state and federal courts. What should an appraiser anticipate as an expert witness or as the defendant, during the course of the trial?

Approved For:
Alabama Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE
Alabama Real Estate Commission-6 Hrs CE
Florida Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE

Appraisal Institute Fee: $195
Full Fee: $215

** Package Deal: "Understanding & Applying Litigation Skills" + "2016-2017 USPAP 7 Hr Update"-Appraisal Institute Fee: $375, Full Fee: $395**

Registration:
 
February 19th-”2016-2017 USPAP Update”
  
This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that go into effect January 1, 2016.
 
Approved For:
Alabama Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE
Alabama Real Estate Commission-6 Hrs CE

**See Package Deal
Appraisal Institute Fee: $195
Full Fee: $215
Fees do not include 2016-2017 USPAP Book which is required and must be brought to class by student. To purchase a copy go to www.appraisalfoundation.org 



Birmingham-Instructor: Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
  
March 10-11- “The Appraiser as an Expert Witness”
                           Part of  AI Professional Development  Program Litigation

This two-day course introduces the basic concepts and strategies needed to engage in litigation valuation. It explores the scope of activities appraisers can expect in a legal action, including assessing the status of a case, developing a USPAP-compliant appraisal without preparing a written report, and understanding legal terminology and jargon. The course addresses how litigation assignments differ from lender assignments and how to market appraisal services to litigation clients. Participants work in small groups to practice effective deposition and direct testimony techniques and a mock trial with a residential case study gives them the opportunity to experience a realistic courtroom environment in which to polish their skills.
 
Part of the Appraisal Institute Professional Development Program For Litigation(Must take and pass exam at end of seminar).You may take the seminar without the exam for 15 hours CE credit.

Approved For:
Alabama Appraisal Board-15 Hrs CE
Alabama Real Estate Commission-12 Hrs CE

Appraisal Institute Fee: $375
Full Fee: $395

Huntsville-Instructor: James Atwood, SRA

April 16-”2016-2017 USPAP Update”

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that go into effect January 1, 2016.

Approved For:
Alabama Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE
Alabama Real Estate Commission-6 Hrs CE

Appraisal Institute Fee: $195
Full Fee: $215
Fees do not include 2016-2017 USPAP Book which is required and must be brought to class by student. To purchase a copy go to www.appraisalfoundation.org 

Birmingham–Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, SRA

May 13th- “Residential Applications: Using Technology to Measure & Support Assignment Results”

This seminar provides easy-to-use, highly efficient tools to supplement and enhance the traditional methods of adjustment and support through the use of technology. You will gain practical, hands-on, step-by-step training on how to use charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and pivot tables to support residential assignment results for market conditions; days on market; sales-to-list price ratio; adjustments for location, design, quality of construction, and other property amenities; market extraction for cost and depreciation estimates; and market extraction for market rent and gross rent multipliers.

Approved For:

Alabama Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE
Alabama Real Estate Commission-6 Hrs CE

Appraisal Institute Fee: $195
Full Fee: $215


June 17- 3rd Annual Fun In The Sun Seminar Orange Beach

 “Reviewing the Appraisal, Professionals Providing Appropriate Solutions”

Instructor: Leslie Sellers, MAI-Past President Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Practice: What, When and How.  Seminar includes an appraisal practice overview, the three pillars of “Credible” (scope of work, Highest and Best Use, Market Analysis) , lending appraisals how they differ, income and reconciliation key points. Case studies taken from the authors personal assignments. Seminar intended to review basic concepts for the experienced appraiser.

  1. Appraisal Review of Basics
    • Real Estate vs Real Property
    • Property rights vs “sticks & bricks”
    • Fee Simple vs Leased Fee
    • Controls on Ownership
    • Nature of Value
    • Highest & Best Use
  2. Leading Appraisals-how are they different?
  3. Income Approach-key points
  4. Reconciliation-key points
  5. Case Studies
    • Under improvement to site-surplus land
    • Over improvement to site-parking deficiency
    • Excess Land
    • Rent loss & rent up
    • Interim Use
    • Restricted Marketing period
    • Level C Fundamental Market Analysis
    • Using Microsoft Excel for Compelling Appraisal Points

Approved For:
Alabama Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE
Alabama Real Estate Commission-6 Hrs CE
Mississippi Real Estate Appraisers Board-7 Hrs CE
Florida Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE

Appraisal Institute Fee: $195*
Full Fee: $215*

*Registration includes dinner for two at Fish Fry Dinner starting at 6:00pm at the seminar location. (Extra guest $10 a person or $20 for family)
Dinner catered by Chet’s Seafood of Pensacola-Winner of Best of the Coast

 Registration:


Montgomery– Instructor: Morgan Mellette, MAI

October 7th-“Forest Valuation for Non-Foresters”
 

The purpose of the seminar is to help appraisers understand that it is essential to have a fundamental knowledge of the timber market in order to perform competent forestland appraisal assignments (even if working with a consulting forester). The target market for the seminar is real estate appraisers with no forestry background who want to know how to perform competently when taking on forestland appraisal assignments.

Approved For:
Alabama Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE
Alabama Real Estate Commission-6 Hrs CE
Mississippi Real Estate Appraisers Board-7 Hrs CE
Florida Appraisal Board-7 Hrs CE

Appraisal Institute Fee: $195
Full Fee: $215



 Please call Pam Paulk at 205-835-0808 if you have any questions or need assistance.

To view all upcoming education offerings, visit www.appraisalinstitute.org/education/alabama.


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2016 Education
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