AI Board Approves Continuing Education Revisions

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I’m excited to share some important information about AI’s review designations program, which is a significant milestone in our organization’s history.

AI Selects Names for Review Designations

The Appraisal Institute’s Board of Directors voted October 30 to approve the review designations to be AI-GRS (Appraisal Institute – General Review Specialist) and AI-RRS (Appraisal Institute –Residential Review Specialist), and for the review designation program to
commence January 1, 2014. The AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations will be the Appraisal Institute’s first new designations in more than 20 years.

Beginning in 2014, AI will offer four new courses to address review designations. Review Theory — Residential and Review Theory — Generalare scheduled to be released in first quarter 2014. Review Case Studies — Residential and Review Case Studies — General are scheduled to premiere in July 2014.

Learn more about this terrific program and how our Designated members and others can get involved. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Seeks to Change Continuing Education Program

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AI takes seriously its role as the premier provider of education for the valuation profession, and in that regard is seeking to make an important change to its continuing education program.

AI Sends Proposed Amendments to 45-Day Notice

The Appraisal Institute on October 7 sent proposed amendments to Regulation Nos. 4 and 10 to 45-Day Notice. The proposed amendments concern moving from an hours-based continuing education system to a points-based system. The AI Board of Directors will consider the proposed amendments at its November 21-22 meeting in Chicago.

Read a summary and the full text of the proposed amendments on the “My Appraisal
Institute” page
of the AI website (log-in required). Comments on the proposed changes should be emailed to 45daynotice@appraisalinstitute.org. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Announces Strategic Initiatives for Profession

The Appraisal Institute announced Oct. 8 three major strategic initiatives that have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global valuation profession.

The Appraisal Institute will:

  • Issue proposed standards of valuation practice that could serve as an alternative for valuation professionals where national or other standards are not required
  • Expand delivery of Appraisal Institute education, becoming more proactive in identifying and pursuing appraisal educational opportunities; and
  • Create a new certification organization to establish a future generation of cross-disciplinary valuation professionals and to enhance their marketability in a competitive job environment.

newsThe Appraisal Institute will issue proposed standards of valuation practice that could serve as an alternative for valuation professionals when current national or other standards are not required. These standards could be used when Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, International Valuation Standards or other standards are not required and the use of the proposed standards would be appropriate. [Read more…]

What’s New in Real Estate Valuation Education

In the organization’s latest video, the Appraisal Institute invited Craig Harrington, SRA, chair of the AI’s Education Committee, to discuss what’s new in AI’s real estate valuation education offerings, which include classroom and online courses, seminars and webinars covering commercial, residential and combined topics. The AI also addresses the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, commonly known as USPAP. [Read more…]

3 Ways Hiring a Trainee Can Help Your Business

It would likely come as no surprise to most appraisers at this point that with the changing demographics and aging of the valuation profession, attracting the next generation remains crucial to the future. With the many opportunities for employment and continued growth, the benefits for those considering pursuing an appraisal career are clear.

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Appraisal Institute Reveals Details for 2013 Annual Meeting in Latest YouTube Video

Appraisal Institute CEO Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE discusses the Appraisal Institute’s 2013 Annual Meeting, a first-class event that brings together valuation and other real estate professionals from across the country and around the world. The Annual Meeting will be held July 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Discusses Goals for 2013 in Latest YouTube Video

President Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA, discusses the Appraisal Institute’s goals and priorities for 2013, including implementing the Candidate for Designation program; addressing changing appraiser demographics; enhancing appraiser education; instituting the Review Designations program; and combating unwarranted regulation in the appraisal profession.

Watch the latest YouTube video to learn more.

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