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.

AI: Who attends the AI’s education offerings?

CH: In 2012, the AI offered more than 900 programs, and more than 38,000 professionals participated. The ai_education_classroomAI’s real estate appraiser courses are geared toward experienced professionals, as well as those just beginning a real estate appraisal career.

These education offerings fall into four categories: qualifying education, continuing education, advanced education and professional development programs.

AI: What education does AI offer in the area of “green” valuation?

CH: The AI was one of the first to offer green education for valuation professionals. Since June 2008, the AI has offered more than 300 individual classroom and online courses related to energy efficiency valuation, and nearly 5,000 attendees have participated.

AI: What sets AI’s education offerings apart?

CH: The AI invests enormous resources into the development of its real estate appraisal classes, and its cutting-edge content is highly relevant to today’s valuation professionals. The AI’s body of knowledge is second to none, and has been for more than 80 years. Our topics, our content, our materials and our instructors are simply the finest available.
Detailed information about the Appraisal Institute’s education offerings — including a list of when and where offerings are available — can be found on the AI’s website.