Appraisal Institute
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Birmingham, AL  35242
Tel. 205-835-0808
The Appraisal Institute offers world-class education that will help you advance your career. Enroll today for our chapter's upcoming education programs: 

2015 Classroom Education Schedule

Fun In The Sun Summer Seminar-Orange Beach-June 19
"Staying Out of Trouble"-Ted Whimer, MAI, CRE, CCIM, Attorney

Staying Out of Trouble is a seminar to enhance the everyday practice of a real estate appraiser. The one day seminar covers real estate law and practice every appraiser should be familiar with. The seminar was developed because of common errors noted from defending appraisers in Texas Appraiser Licensing & Appraisal Board enforcement cases and consulting with attorneys and appraisers on civil and criminal cases by the author. Topics include Real Estate Licensing laws and rules and their pitfalls.  Also, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice common errors and their corrections are presented as well as common sense fixes to the common errors.

**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 for the last 3 years

Approved For:
7 hrs CE Credit-Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
6 hrs CE Credit-Alabama Real Estate Commission
7 hrs CE Credit-Mississippi Appraisers Board
7 hrs CE Credit-Florida Appraisers Board

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

Location: Orange Beach Community Center-27235 Canal Road
Registration begins at 8:00am, Seminar Begins at 8:30am

Huntsville-August 7-"2014-2015 USPAP Update"-Mark Smeltzer, SRA

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. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid appraisers 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.

NOTE: An appraiser must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Course price does not include a copy of the 2014-2015 USPAP, which is required for course credit. Must be Purchased by Student and you must bring your own copy of the 2014-2015 USPAP to class. To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation go to (will not receive credit without course material).

Approved For:
7 hrs CE Credit-Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
6 hrs CE Credit-Alabama Real Estate Commission

Appraisal Institute Fee: $195
Full Fee: $215

Huntsville Area Association of Realtors-535 Monroe Street
Registration begins at 8:00am, Seminar Begins at 8:30am

Birmingham-August 28-"Best Practices for the Real Estate Appraiser"-Wayne Pugh, MAI & Past President of the Appraisal Institute

The seminar will begin with a presentation of several Excel spreadsheets that can help residential appraisers extract adjustments for many of the elements of comparison. Learn how to extract adjustments for market condition, location, site, living area and more.   The seminar then offers a look at a variety "Big Data” analytics that allow the appraiser to better understand market trends and alternative valuation procedures.  The instructor will then discuss the use several technologies that can be used by residential appraisers in their daily practices.  The instructor will then close with a discussion of the issues of dealing with Fannie Mae’s New Collateral Underwriter.  Learn why CU was developed, and how to minimize your concerns.  

Topics Include:
*Collateral Underwriter  
*Extracting Adjustments
*Using Excel in Real Estate Analysis and Report Writing  
*Data Visualization in Charts and Graphs
*How to Provide Fannie Mae More of What they Want in Less Time  
*Completing the 1004MC form
*Computer Assisted Appraisal Analysis
*Technology for the Future of Appraising
*Laser Measurement Devices      
*Using GIS Systems to Visualize Data

Approved For:
7 hrs CE Credit-Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board-applied for
6 hrs CE Credit-Alabama Real Estate Commission

Appraisal Institute Fee: $195
Full Fee: $215

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