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Current Offerings

We have no live education currently scheduled due to COVID-19

2020 (Past) Education Offerings

Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course (5-Hr AM)

Instructor: Jeffrey Alan Jacobson, MAI, SRA
Date: Feb 18th, 2020
Location: Northern Illinois University Rockford
  8500 E State St
  Rockford IL, 61108
As of January 1, 2015, all individuals who become Supervisory Appraisers and Trainee Appraisers will be required to take a Supervisory/Trainee Course per the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. This four-hour course will address the national minimum requirements, responsibilities, and expectations for Trainee Appraisers and Supervisory Appraisers that are included in the AQB's required course outline.

Please note: This is the AQB required course. The State of Illinois has additional training requirements which can be satisfied by attending the course listed below.
If you are an Illinois certified appraiser, you will need to sign up for both courses.

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Illinois Supervisor-Trainee Course (3 Hour -PM)

Instructor: Jeffrey Alan Jacobson, MAI, SRA
Date: Feb 18th, 2020
Location: Northern Illinois University Rockford
  8500 E State St
  Rockford IL, 61108
This course immediately follows the Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course listed above.

For the Supervisor Appraiser: The course will provide adequate information to ensure the supervisor appraiser understands the qualifications and responsibilities of the role.

For the Trainee Appraiser: This course provides adequate information to ensure the trainee appraiser understands the qualifications and responsibilities of their role.

This is an Illinois state produced and required seminar for all Illinois Supervisor and Trainee appraisers.

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2020-2021 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

Instructor: James Coutts, SRA
Date: Feb 19, 2020
Location: Northern Illinois Unitversity Rockford
  8500 E. State St.
  Rockford, IL 61108
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.

Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

NOTE: Course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. Participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class.
To purchase a copy of the 2020/21 USPAP publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation website.


If you are an Illinois certified appraiser, you will need to Complete this class before June 30, 2020.

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Business Practices and Ethics

Instructor: Joseph Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Date: March 12, 2020
Location: Northern Illinois Unitversity Rockford
  8500 E. State St.
  Rockford, IL 61108
Business Practices and Ethics is an important course that provides information about standards and ethics requirements for valuers in general and, more specifically, for valuers who belong to the Appraisal Institute. Through discussion questions and examples, the class compares behavior and actions that illustrate violations of the Code of Professional Ethics, and participants learn how referrals can be made. Participants are also introduced to the Appraisal Institute Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Practice and use these Guide Notes to resolve everyday appraisal practice problems. At the end of the course, they learn about common errors in appraisal reports and review reports, and they respond to questions about challenges that arise in appraisal practice such as requests for updates and requests to change or add intended users. These are common business practice issues that appraisers encounter in various assignments, including mortgage lending, litigation, and property tax appeal. Other real-life scenarios in the course illustrate less common business practice issues such as an appraiser’s obligation when illegal or criminal behavior is observed. The content emphasizes: Business practices issues, such as how to respond to seemingly unreasonable requests, how to address client pressure, and how to approach a complex assignment Which standards apply to Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates, and when they apply The key principles of the Standards of Valuation Practice How to identify and avoid behavior that violates the Standards of Valuation Practice The correct way to use the Appraisal Institute designations, emblems, and logo Understanding of the Appraisal Institute enforcement process

Prerequisites
• None.


Check-in will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In addition to the well stocked, snack buffet, lunch will be included on site for this seminar and is included in the price of the class. The facility is easily accessible from I-90/39 and there is ample on-site FREE parking. Avoid big city traffic and high parking fees! Modern hotel accommodations are readily available within one mile along Business Route 20.

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Rural Valuation Basics

Instructor: Jeffrey Jacobson, MAI, SRA
Date: POSTPONED
Location: DeKalb County Farm Bureau
  1350 W. Prairie Dr.
  Sycamore, IL 60178
This 7-hour seminar teaches residential and commercial appraisers the fundamental skills they will need to complete rural appraisal assignments. Instruction focuses on land mix analysis, valuing improvements with extraction and allocation, and developing adjustments. Participants will learn how to find and analyze comparable sales and apply the data that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets and real-world examples will be provided.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

-Identify the characteristics of rural properties that affect value
-Locate data sources for rural properties
-Find the best data available in markets that have limited data
-Analyze information on properties with different land mixes
-Value properties with multiple improvements
-Use soil mapping tools
-Develop the sales comparison approach using land and building mix analyses


NOTE: Required
• Laptop loaded with Microsoft Excel 2007 or 2010.
• HP-12C calculator, or other financial calculator. Note that keystrokes will be shown using HP-12C.
• Basic knowledge of appraisal principles and procedures .

This new seminar is being offered at the Dekalb County Farm Bureau Building. Check-in will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The facility is easily accessible from I-88 and there is ample on-site FREE parking. Avoid big city traffic and high parking fees! Modern hotel accommodations are readily available within one mile.

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2020-2021 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

Instructor: James Coutts, SRA
Date: POSTPONED
Location: DeSoto House Hotel
  230 South Main St
  Galena, IL 61036
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.

Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

NOTE: Course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. Participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class.
To purchase a copy of the 2020/21 USPAP publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation website.


If you are an Illinois certified appraiser, you will need to Complete this class before June 30, 2020.

Click here to be taken to the AI web site for further information or to Sign Up.


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