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Chapter 2 - Course Descriptions

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USPAP / STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

American Society of Appraisers

Course Title: National Seven-Hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update

Course Number: ALL305

Sponsoring Organization: American Society of Appraisers

Course Description:This seminar covers critical changes and revisions to USPAP that have a significant impact on every practicing appraiser and lending officer. Although not a substitute for SE100, this update seminar is a must for all appraisers who have completed SE100 within the last several years and need only the updated information.

Target Audience: Real estate professionals specializing in residential, urban, rural, and ad valorem real estate

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length:7 hours

Course Fee: ASA member - $125, Nonmember-$150

Contact Information: Patrick L. Christoff, Ed.D., or Sandra K. Stein
555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (800) 272-8258
Fax: (703) 742-8471
E-mail: patrick@appraisers.org
sstein@appraisers.org
Website: www.appraisers.org

Keywords:Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Course Title: National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) American Society of Appraisers

Course Number: SE100

Sponsoring Organization: American Society of Appraisers

Course Description:This course is for appraisers of all types of properties seeking or needing to demonstrate tested knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) document promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. All 10 standards are addressed, as well as competency, ethics, and departure provisions. The course includes discussion of case studies.

Target Audience:Real estate professionals specializing in residential, urban, rural, and ad valorem real estate

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length:14 classroom hours + 1-hour exam

Course Fee: Member - $200, Nonmember-$250

Contact Information: Patrick L. Christoff, Ed.D., or Sandra K. Stein
555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (800) 272-8258
Fax: (703) 742-8471
E-mail: patrick@appraisers.org
sstein@appraisers.org
Website: www.appraisers.org

Keywords:Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

Appraisal Institute

Course Title: Standards of Professional Practice, Part A (USPAP)

Course Number: 410

Sponsoring Organization: Appraisal Institute

Course Description: Learn how the latest requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) affect your appraisal business. Using the National USPAP Course material developed by the sponsoring organizations of The Appraisal Foundation, this course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance and is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state certified appraisers. The course highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. The course covers the following topics:

Background material on The Appraisal Foundation, Appraisal Standards Board, and Appraiser Qualifications Board Rules of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Standards 1 through 10 of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

Target Audience: General and residential appraisers

Attendance Restrictions: Appraisal Institute Continuing Education Credit-under Regulation No. 10 of the Appraisal Institute, full attendance of Part A and successful completion of the examination qualify designated members for 16 Appraisal Institute continuing education credit hours.Attendance only qualifies designated members for 15 Appraisal Institute continuing education credit hours.

For reciprocity information regarding Course 410, please refer to Regulation 10.

Course Length:Classroom/Examination Hours-15 classroom hours/1 exam hour

Course Fee: $80

Contact Information:
The Information Center
Appraisal Institute
875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:(312) 335-4140
Fax:(312) 335-4222
E-mail: info@appraisalinstitute.org
Website: www.appraisalinstitute.org

Keywords:Standards of Professional Practice Course Title: Standards of Professional Practice, Part B

Course Number: Level II - Course 420

Sponsoring Organization: Appraisal Institute

Course Description: If you are, or want to become, a member of the Appraisal Institute, this second course in the Appraisal Institute's Standards of Professional Practice series is for you. You'll learn why adhering to the organization's Code of Professional Ethics is important to you as a professional appraiser. Participants will become familiar with the canons of the code and learn how the Appraisal Institute's peer review process is administered. The course covers the following topics:

Target Audience:Members and prospective members of the Appraisal Institute

Attendance Restrictions: Appraisal Institute Continuing Education Credit-Under Regulation No. 10 of the Appraisal Institute, full attendance of Part B and successful completion of the examination qualify designated members for 8 Appraisal Institute continuing education credit hours. Attendance of Part B only qualifies designated members for 7 Appraisal Institute continuing education credit hours.

For reciprocity information regarding Course 410, please refer to Regulation 10.

Course Length: Classroom / Examination Hours-7 classroom hours/1 exam hour for SPP Part B (1 day).

Course Fee: $50

Contact Information:
The Information Center
Appraisal Institute
875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:(312) 335-4140
Fax:(312) 335-4222
E-mail: info@appraisalinstitute.org
Website: www.appraisalinstitute.org

Keywords:Standards of Practice Course Title: Standards of Professional Practice, Part C

Course Number: Specialty Course 430

Sponsoring Organization: Appraisal Institute

Course Description:Standards of Professional Practice, Part C, is designed especially for members of the Appraisal Institute and appraisers who have successfully completed Courses 410 and 420. It provides an update of changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Appraisal Institute's Code of Professional Ethics and peer review system. The course will help you understand the latest standards of ethical behavior and competent performance for the appraisal profession. Participants select and work through a case study on either a residential or a commercial appraisal situation. Discussion examples show how USPAP applies to situations encountered in everyday appraisal practice. The course covers the following topics:

Target Audience:Members of the Appraisal Institute and others who have successfully completed Courses 410 and 420.

Attendance Restrictions: Successful completion of Appraisal Institute Courses 410 and 420 is recommended. Appraisal Institute members must have successfully completed Courses 410 and 420 before taking this course to fulfill Appraisal Institute continuing education requirements.

Appraisal Institute Continuing Education Credit-Under Regulation No. 10 of the Appraisal Institute, full attendance and completion of the examination qualify designated members for 16 Appraisal Institute continuing education credit hours.Attendance only qualifies designated members for 15 Appraisal Institute continuing education credit hours.

For reciprocity information regarding Course 430, please refer to Regulation 10.

Course Length: Classroom/Examination Hours-15 classroom hours/1 exam hour

Course Fee: $80

Contact Information:
The Information Center
Appraisal Institute
875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:(312) 335-4140
Fax:(312) 335-4222
E-mail: info@appraisalinstitute.org
Website: www.appraisalinstitute.org

Keywords:Standards Practice

International Right of Way Association

Course Title: Ethics and the Right-of-Way Profession

Course Number: 103

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:The developers, in recognizing that one of the greatest assets of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) is the diverse, multidisciplined membership, designed this course to provide a basic course in the concept of ethics and to acquaint the IRWA member with the new Rules of Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Rule 18. Successful completion of this course and/or Course 104, Standards of Practice for the Right-of-Way Professional, is a requirement for registration and re- certification as an SR/WA, and the retaking and completion every 5 years is needed for the retention of the SR/WA designation. This course is a combination of lecture and experimental learning exercises, with time for students to exchange ideas and practical solutions for understanding and resolving ethical conflicts.

Target Audience: IRWA members

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: Member - $205, Nonmember - $265

Contact Information: Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords: Standards of Practice Course Title: Standards of Practice for the Right-of-Way Professional

Course Number: 104

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description: This course provides an overview of IRWA's standards of professional practice. Specifically, it relates standards to the conduct of professional and private lives, and to IRWA's Code of Ethics, Ethical Rules, and Procedural Rule 18. Topics include quality of service; full disclosure to client and members; confidential information; advertising and promotional practices; laws and business conduct; good citizenship; employee/employer relationships; and client/former client relationships.

Target Audience: IRWA members

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: Member - $205, Nonmember - $265

Contact Information:Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Standards of Practice Course Title: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

Course Number: 406

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This course follows the uniform content outline for residential and general State license/certification examinations as developed by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation. Upon completion of this class, students will have an understanding of Standards 1-10 as they relate to real estate appraisal and appraisal reporting, with special emphasis on the ethics provisions and on Standards 1-3. Topics discussed:

Target Audience:Those wanting to learn about Standards 1-10 relating to real estate appraisals

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 2 days

Course Fee: Member - $295, Nonmember - $380

Contact Information:Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Standards of Practice

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