Appraiser Certification

Anyone holding an appraiser certification with the Board of Certified Appraisers is required to take 28 hours of continuing education.

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisal Board has mandated that a minimum of seven (7) continuing education hours are required on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and two (2) continuing education hours on the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act or Assessors Certification Act.

Estimate, Adjust and Defend

Course covers how appraisers should estimate, make and defend adjustments. Individual topics covered included: relevant characteristics, highest and best use (HBU), cost approach, depreciation, functional obsolescence, deriving adjustments, sources of adjustments, work files…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI

Bias in Appraisals

Course topics include underwriting guidelines, fair housing, general business practices, and general ethics. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify fair housing laws, review and discuss bias in appraisal complaints, identify phrases and words in appraisals, and identify risk reduction strategies. Approved for 3 1/2 hours Appraisal Re-certification of 2021-2023 cycle…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI

USPAP 2022-2023

Approved for 7 hours Appraisal Re-certification cycle and 7 hours of CE for the Real Estate 2022-2024 Real Estate CE Cycle. Fulfills 7 hours for USPAP instruction requirement/ This course focuses on changes to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPP) for 2022-2023 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. 2020-2021 USPAP book will be used for classes up until December 31…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI

Caution: Practice Safe Appraisals

This course will cover Fannie Mae guidelines, admonitions fo appraisers, risk reduction including avoiding lawsuits and complaints for consumers. Course includes 2 hours Mandatory PA State Law. Approved for 7 hours Appraisal Re-Certification for 2021-2023 cycle. Cost $75…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI

Dirt and Bricks: Land and Cost Approach Valuation

This course will cover cost approach and land value techniques, ANSI, and how to estimate and defend adjustments made. Course will identify characteristics of land and site, review and discuss neighborhood analysis, review and discuss land valuation techniques, identify forms of depreciation and more. Approved for 7 hours Appraisal Re-certification for 2021-2023 cycle. Cost $75…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI