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Appraiser Certification

Anyone holding an appraiser certification with the Board of Certified Appraisers is required to take 28 hours of continuing education. The next deadline is June 30, 2021.

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.

Upcoming GHRI Appraiser Courses

Historic American Houses (7 hours)

This discusses what the National Register of Historic Places is, Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation and Review of Historic Residential Styles such as the Colonial Period, Federal Period, Victorian Period, and 20th Century home styles. Students will obtain a working knowledge of the National Registrar and financial incentives for historic properties. Students will also receive a through presentation of historic architectural styles that are common to south central Pennsylvania…

Dates:
Instructor:
Bob Heiserman

10 Stupid Things Appraisers Do to Mess Up Their Lives (7 hours)

Topics include:  federal laws, regulations, underwriting guidelines, fair housing, general business practices, and ethics. 7 Hours (Incudes 2 Hours Required PA Law). Approved for Appraisal Re-Certification Cost $75…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI
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USPAP 2020-2021 (7 hours)

The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Update Course, Fulfills 7 hour USPAP instruction requirement. Approved for 7 hours Appraisal Re-certification for 2019-2021, and 7 hours PA Real Estate, CE for the 2020-2022 Ce cycle. Cost $185 (Includes class tuition $75, required Appraisal Foundation workbook $35, and USPAP book, $75…

Dates:
Instructor:
Bob Heiserman

Appraising in an Overheated Market (3 1/2 hours)

This course will assist both appraisers and agents in the challenge of a very overheated market, with low inventory, and multiple offers above listing price.  The market has created friction between appraisers, who must follow USPAP guidelines, and agents with multiple offers above list price. 3 ½ hours. Approved for both Real Estate CE and Appraisal Re-certification…

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

Boo! Stigmatized Properties (3 1/2 hours)

This course is designed to assist appraisers and agents in the challenge of pricing and valuation of properties which are stigmatized for a variety of reasons such as criminal activity, murder/suicide, and hauntings, among other reasons. 3 ½ hours.  Approved for both Real Estate CE and Appraisal Re-certification. Cost $45…

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