Aug
1
Thu
2019
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course – 2018/19
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA

Description: 

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

Find more information and register on the AI website.

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructors: Byron E. Miller, SRA, AI-RRS

Description: 

A regulatory complaint has been filed against you. Now what? Discover why state boards and agencies make the decisions they do, what federal oversight requirements guide them, and how a state regulator’s investigation (including disciplinary action) proceeds by peeking behind the regulatory curtain. Developed by Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS, current President of AARO (Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials), with input from regulators and board members (who are appraisers) and attorneys who defend appraisers, this 4-hour seminar discusses who files complaints, due process for an appraiser, and the steps to take when you are named in a complaint. With this knowledge, you’ll have an advantage in resolving a complaint and better yet, avoiding one in the first place!

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Aug
5
Mon
2019
Basic Appraisal Principles
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am – Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm

Instructors: Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, and Byron E. Miller, SRA, AI-RRS

Description: 

This four-day course will introduce you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, market area analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations.

The course should provide a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as basic appraisal principles.

If you are considering a career in professional valuation services, your journey should begin with Basic Appraisal Principles.

Co-developed by the Appraisal Institute, ASA, and ASFMRA

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Aug
23
Fri
2019
Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instructors: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA

Description: 

This six hour Minnesota Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Course targets all individuals who became Supervisory Appraisers or Trainee Appraisers on Jan. 1. Many MN Appraiser Supervisors were under the impression, that if they were a supervisor, or a trainee, prior to 1/1/2015; that the new law did not apply to them. Appraisers understood they would be ‘grandfathered’ into this new law. This is correct, they are, but for the original supervisor/trainee relationship they had as of January 1. HOWEVER, if a supervisor adds any NEW trainees, or if a trainee works with another licensed/certified appraiser, who was NOT their supervisor on January 1; then attending this course is a requirement for these individuals involved.

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Aug
26
Mon
2019
Basic Appraisal Procedures
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm

Instructors: Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, and Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA

Description: 

Apply the principles and concepts learned in Basic Appraisal Principles. This four-day course takes you step-by-step through the valuation process:

  • Defining the problem
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Reaching a final opinion of value
  • Communicating the appraisal

Learn about the three approaches to reaching an opinion of value—income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison—and apply them in true-to-life case studies and problems. After examining income capitalization methods and formulas, learn how rates and multipliers are derived. Through case studies discover the steps and concepts involved in the cost approach—how appraisers estimate the cost of constructing a reproduction of or replacement for an existing structure; the three major components of depreciation and methods for estimating and allocating depreciation; and land and site valuation.

The course will guide you through the sales comparison approach including researching the market, verifying information, selecting units of comparison, conducting a comparative analysis, making adjustments, and reconciliation. Complete key sections of an appraisal report. Finally, the course provides an introduction to property description and construction and design basics.

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Oct
1
Tue
2019
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course – 2018/19
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – Oct 2 @ 9:30 am

Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA

Description: 

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

Find more information and register on the AI website.

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instructors: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA

Description: 

This six hour Minnesota Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Course targets all individuals who became Supervisory Appraisers or Trainee Appraisers on Jan. 1. Many MN Appraiser Supervisors were under the impression, that if they were a supervisor, or a trainee, prior to 1/1/2015; that the new law did not apply to them. Appraisers understood they would be ‘grandfathered’ into this new law. This is correct, they are, but for the original supervisor/trainee relationship they had as of January 1. HOWEVER, if a supervisor adds any NEW trainees, or if a trainee works with another licensed/certified appraiser, who was NOT their supervisor on January 1; then attending this course is a requirement for these individuals involved.

Find more information and register on the AI website.

Course Locations

Courses and Seminars may be held at one of these venues:

University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

MN Realty School, Lower Level
2489 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55113

BATC (Builders Association of the Twin Cities)
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113

Minnesota Humanities Center
967 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106

Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street, Roseville, MN 55113

MAAR (Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors)
5750 Lincoln Drive, Edina, MN 55436

LSAR (Lake Superior Area Realtors)
4031 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN 55807

Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Textbook Information

There will be no textbooks available at the course site.

If there are required, optional and/or related textbooks, you will need to order them from the Appraisal Institute National office prior to the course/seminar.

To purchase a copy the 2018-2019 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (which is required for the 7-Hour and 15-Hour USPAP Courses) you will need to purchase a copy from the Appraisal Foundation.

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For Details and any Questions, Contact:
info@northstarai.org
(651) 925-5528

Course/Seminar Fees Payable with Credit Card or Check:
Mail checks to North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute at 2345 Rice Street, Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55113

On-line Registration Available:
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