Corrective Education  

Solutions to Help Appraisers Get Back on Track

With the input of state regulators, The Appraisal Foundation has developed the following eight in-depth training courses to cover a range of USPAP compliance issues identified as common trouble spots. These courses are geared toward appraisers who need a deep dive into specialized topics and for those who want to get their careers back on track.  

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Corrective Education Courses

Seminar Title

Hours

Delivery Mechanism

Audience

Count Toward Real Property QE/CE Requirements?

Appraiser Self Protection: Documentation and Record Keeping

4

Online

Real Property Appraisers

 State Non-credit

Report Certifications: What Am I Signing and Why?

4

Online

Real Property Appraisers

 State Non-credit

Residential Report Writing vs. Form Filling

4

Online

Real Property Appraisers

 State Non-credit
Scope of Work: Appraisals and Inspections  4  Online  Real Property Appraisers   State Non-credit
Assignment Conditions, Elements, and Results  4  Online  Real Property Appraisers  State Non-credit
Missing Explanations  4  Online  Real Property Appraisers  State Non-credit
Approach Reconciliation  4  Online  Real Property Appraisers  State Non-credit
 Ethics, Competency, and Negligence  4  Online  Real Property Appraisers  State Non-credit























Please note:  Completion of these courses requires passing a comprehensive exam. 

Appraiser Self Protection: Documentation and Record Keeping        

Students will learn how to protect themselves by maintaining proper documentation. This course includes best practices on maintaining that safety and security of files. 


Report Certifications: What Am I Signing and Why?

Students will learn more about appraiser independence and will gain a strong understanding of the differences between limiting conditions and certifications. Students will also learn more about common certifications that are required.


Residential Report Writing vs. Form Filling

Students will learn the advantages of the narrative report and avoid common pitfalls in the use of some forms. Students will also learn to determine the strength or weakness of a report and why.  


Scope of Work: Appraisals and Inspections

Students will learn more about scope of work identification and disclosures and obtain insights into the proper collection of data.  


Assignment Conditions, Elements, and Results

This course examines assignment conditions in detail, covering extraordinary assumptions, hypothetical conditions, and other types of assignment conditions. The course also discusses and explains the differences between assignment elements and assignment results


Missing Explanations

This course takes students through the substantive parts of an appraisal report and addresses areas where comments/explanations/rationale are typically needed. It explores ways to add explanations to ensure that the report’s intended users understand it properly and are not misled. 


Approach Reconciliation

This course takes students through the parts of an appraisal report related to reconciliation, mainly addressing areas related to the sales comparison approach and where comments, explanations, and rationale are typically needed. It also covers when little commentary is necessary. 


Ethics, Competency, and Negligence

This course explains the USPAP ETHICS RULE and the COMPETENCY RULE, providing examples of everyday issues that appraisers might face. It also clarifies the differences between appraiser negligence and not being competent to properly perform an assignment.