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PLEASE NOTE: NAIFA provides the state education information below as a service to its members and the public. Although NAIFA makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information, state education requirements may change from time to time at the state's sole discretion. To make sure you have the most up-to-date information, you should contact your specific state to determine the current continuing education approval and requirements. An NAIFA staff member will contact you directly should your request for a course include a state with expired approval.

5.0A 2010-2011 National USPAP Update (7 Hours) – This course is designed to review professional standards, ethics and updates to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - AL, AR, CA, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

All Topo Maps by Johnson Mapping Software (8 hours)
The primary objective of the seminar is to give the student (as a user of paper - printed USGS topographic maps), the skills and tools to deal with digital USGS topo maps & GPS (Global Positioning System). Therefore, allowing them to draw and find land parcels, with several different coordinate systems (Latitude / Longitude, UTM and State Plane) AND also draw Public Survey Aliquot parts. In Public Land states, where there are Sections, Townships, Ranges and PMs, that is the way lands are indexed.

This seminar is presented/instructed by Michael C. Johnson, MAI. For a listing of current state approvals please go to:
http://johnsonmapping.com/seminar_atm.html

Appraising Complex Properties
This course is designed to help appraisers understand some of the advanced techniques and applications of the appraisal process. Each sub-topic of this course should be taught as an individual 7 hour course.
Hotel-Golf Resort Property – 7 hours (Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - TN
Industrial Property – 7 hours
Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - KY, IL, IN, TN
Office Property – 7 hours
Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - AR, IL, IN, LA, OK, TN
Retail Property – 7 hours
Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - TN

Computer Plotting of Legal Descriptions for the Layman by Johnson Mapping Software (8 hours)
The seminar is designed to give the student a better understanding of the language of legal descriptions. It gives suggestions on handling "problem" or incomplete descriptions. This Seminar is best done in a computer lab, giving students "hands-on" experience. DEED Plotter is used in the Seminar for illustrative purposes.

This seminar is presented/instructed by Michael C. Johnson, MAI. For a listing of current state approvals please go to:
http://johnsonmapping.com/seminar.html

Easements, Profits, and Licenses in Land (8 hours) - This course explains the property rights acquired for various type easements, the difference in transferring property rights versus giving permission to a person to use real estate and how to perfect the taking of profits from land.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - AR, CA , CO, GA, I L , IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, OK, OR, SC, TN , TX, VA, WA

Appraising in the Foreclosure Market (7 hours) - This 7-hour seminar covers various assignments associated with the foreclosure market. These assignments include pre-foreclosure appraisals, REO appraisals, and retrospective review assignments. Topics covered include types of value (market, liquidation), developing supportable adjustments, comparable sale selection, developing and supporting a cost-to-cure, appraiser safety, reporting considerations, specific client requirements, and scope of work.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 Hours) - AR, CA, GA, IL, IN, LA, MI, MO, MS, NJ, OH, OK, NV, TN, TX

FHA – Current Appraisal Requirements (7 hours) - This seminar provides a review and update of requirements from HUD on completing FHA appraisals. Topics covered include FHA terminology, the consumer protection notice, location and property analysis, reporting protocol on the current appraisal forms and special considerations.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states ( 7 Hours) - CA, IL , IN, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA, Washington D.C., WI,VA

HP 12C Calculator and 6 Functions of One Dollar (7 hours) - This course is designed for both appraisers and real estate agents to gain confidence using with the varied functions HP12C calculator, including calculating the payment on a mortgage, compounding and discounting, and calculating the actual tax shelter on investment properties. It also examines how the amortization schedule affects a value conclusion. Because most states require knowledge of the calculator and the compound interest tables to pass state examinations, this course is ideal for students looking to re-certify.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - AR, OK, TN, TX

Institutional Fraud (4 Hours and 8 Hours)- This course has been written to stimulate the professional in examining their ethics. Fraud manifests itself in many directions and can occur in various forms and to various persons or entities. The course is a compilation of timely and exhaustive research into the subject of fraud and its possible consequences within the industry. Adjudicated cases from throughout the United States are utilized in the presentation of this course, along with current pending cases. Through these cases, students will be made aware of the extraordinary time involved from the initial investigation through final adjudication.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (8 Hours) - AR , CA , FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states ( 4 Hours) - AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NM, OK, OR, SC, PA, TX, VA, WA, WV

Lending Guidelines for Manufactured Housing (4 hours) -This course is designed to enhance the appraiser’s knowledge of current lending guidelines established by FNMA, HUD and Freddie Mac in the valuation of manufactured housing. An overview of the forms utilized in the appraisal of manufactured housing will be presented along with current the newly adopted 1004C-2005 Manufactured Home Appraisal Form. A full printing of the FNMA Announcement is contained within the Appendix.

Manufactured Home Guide History & Construction (4 hours) - This course is designed to assist the practicing appraiser in the identification of quality from fair to good in manufactured houses. A history of the evolution of manufactured housing will be presented along with the overall basic construction of manufactured houses from the 1960’s to current construction techniques.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - CA, GA, MD, SC, VA

Manufactured Home Guide (8 hours) - This course is designed to assist the practicing appraiser in the identification of quality from fair to good in manufactured houses. A history of the evolution of manufactured housing will be presented along with the overall basic construction of manufactured houses from the 1960’s to current construction techniques.

The course is designed to enhance the appraiser’s knowledge of current lending guidelines established by Fannie Mae, HUD and Freddie Mac in the valuation of manufactured housing.

An overview of the forms utilized in the appraisal of manufactured housing will be presented along with current the newly adopted 1004- C (2005). Included within the appendix of the text is the complete Fannie Mae Announcement 03/06.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - CA, MD, NV, OK , OR, TX, VA, WA

Residential Report Skills (7 hours) - This course is a 1-day seminar designed to help the appraiser understand the necessity of and the process to present assignment results to the client and other intended users in a meaningful format while meeting all of the report requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). The course includes a mix of lecture and student participation. Ample opportunity will be provided for questions from students. This program is a good review for practicing appraisers.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states ( 7 Hours) - CA, IN, LA, NM, NV, OH, OK, TX

Understanding Appraising Subdivisions (4 hours) -This course is designed to teach appraisers how to analyze, investigate, understand, present and appraise subdivisions. After taking this course, real estate appraisers should understand the qualifications needed to perform these type assignments, and they should gain the necessary knowledge to guide them through the appraisal process to appraise subdivisions provided they are competent to perform them. Since subdivisions are a form of land appraisal, and since they involve the development of land in various stages, these assignments can be complex. Subdivisions appraisal assignments can involve the appraisal of land as a "what if” type of assignment whereby values are projected into the future based on a consideration of the client. They can be partially engineered, partially recorded, partially finished, or totally finished lots. This course will teach students how to recognize these various statuses and will teach them when land in a subdivision must be discounted to a present value.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - AR, CA, OK, TN, TX

Understanding Leases (4 hours) - After taking this course, students should have a good understanding of leases, how they are used, the affect of leases on property value, and they should understand the different types of leases. It should assist students in taking more intense courses of income property appraising, and it should enlighten the residential appraiser about leases and their affect on residential property value.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - AR, OK, TN, TX

Understanding Highest and Best Use (7 hours) - The objectives of this seminar are to teach appraisers how to make relevant decisions regarding the determination of Highest & Best Use. Further, it will teach those in attendance how to analyze different situations with different types of properties and how to proceed with a Highest & Best Use analysis for each type. Appraisers should be able to broaden their appraisal practice after taking this seminar. Since Highest & Best Use is a primary consideration in performing real estate appraisals, it is important that all appraisers become familiar with the techniques, methods and principles to be utilized in making the estimate of Highest & Best Use. After taking this course, students should be able to employ the necessary methods to make an accurate determination of Highest & Best Use.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (7 hours) - AL, AR, CA, GA, LA, MS, OK, TN, TX

1.5C Residential Analysis for Small Income Property Appraisals (8 Hours) – This course is designed as an extension of capitalization and techniques as used by residential appraisers. Students will learn more about income capitalization and the compound interest concepts, including the six functions of a dollar. A review of the appraisal process and the basic principles will focus on the related study of small residential income.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states (8 Hours) - AR, CA, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NM, PA, OK, OR, SC, TN , TX, VA, WA

4.6A Reviewing Residential Appraisals (7 Hours) Reviewing Residential Appraisals is designed to help any person who is involved in the underwriting process and/or the handling of appraisal reports, to better understand single family residential appraisal reports and the appraisal review process. It also prepares the student for the Certified Appraisal Reviewer and Certified Mortgage Appraisal Reviewer certifications.

This course includes extensive use of actual appraisal reports as examples and as case studies. All students are involved, hands on, in the actual review process during the class.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states ( 7 Hours) - AL, CA, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NE, NM, NJ, PA, OK, TX, VA , WA, WI

4.6B Advanced Reviewing Techniques (7 Hours) Advanced Reviewing Techniques is a detailed study of those tools necessary to competently review any type of residential or commercial appraisal report. It is designed for all persons involved in the mortgage loan process and legal matters including tax assessment appeal, foreclosure, matrimonial settlement, and probate. It also prepares the student for Certified Appraisal Reviewer and Certified Mortgage Appraisal Reviewer certifications.

This course includes extensive use of actual appraisal reports that are used as examples and case studies. All students are involved, hands on, in the actual review process during the class.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states ( 7 Hours) - AL, CA, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NJ, NM, OK, TX, VA , W A, WI

5.0f Ethics (2 Hours) - This course is designed to provide attendees with a complete review of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraiser’s Code of Ethics. It is designed to provide members with a rich awareness of what it means to be a professional and make a commitment to abide by a Code of Ethics written for practicing appraisers. This Code of Ethics is the ethical basis for the practitioner’s professional commitment. These value and standards should be the guiding light for NAIFA designated members at all times.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - MD, MI, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA, VA, WA , WV

6.0 Introduction to Historic Appraising (15 Hours) – This course is designed for appraisers, lenders, real estate agents and homeowners interested in historic buildings. This course will discuss local preservations ordinances and the National Register of Historic Places. This course can only be instructed by John S. Marrazzo, IFAS.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - MD, MI, PA, VT, VA

6.0A Introduction to Historic Appraising (8 Hours) – This course is designed for appraisers, lenders, real estate agents and homeowners interested in historic buildings. This course will discuss local preservations ordinances and the National Register of Historic Places.
This course can only be instructed by John S. Marrazzo, IFAS.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - MD, MI, PA , VA, WV

6.7 The Cost Approach to Residential Properties (7 hours) - This 1 day course is a comprehensive overview of the cost approach to value including basic cost approach theory and principles along with all aspects of depreciation. Detailed instruction in the use of the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Manual includes two actual case studies that are completed by the student in class.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - AR, CA , I L , I N, LA, MD, MI, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV

11.8a Calculating Gross Living Area Using ANSI Standards (4 Hours) – This seminar describes the methods that willstandardize the calculation process and enable the users of this information to obtain accurate and reproducible measurements for the total gross living area of residential properties. The appraiser will learn how to treat the finished areas above and below the grade, finished living areas above the garage, and the unfinished areas within the structure. ANSI Standards will allow appraisers and organizations to agree and cooperate in communicating these square footage quantities to users of this information.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - AR, CA, GA, ID, LA, MD, MI, NM , OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV

13.0A Pennsylvania Law (2 Hours) – Please note that this course is not available for appraisal credit.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - PA

13.0B Indiana Law (4 Hours) – The objective of this class is to provide a basic understanding of Indiana Rules pertaining to real estate appraisers. By satisfactorily completing this four (4) hour continuing education module, the mandatory requirements of part 8761AC3-5-1.5 have been satisfied.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - IN

16.3A Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (2 Hours) – This seminar will cover the Privacy Provision of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and how it applies to the appraiser. It will discuss background, definitions, disclosure requirements and non-public personal information. Please note that this course is not available for appraisal credit.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - MD, OK, PA, VA

19.1 An Appraiser’s Guide to Environmental Issues (7 hours) – This course will teach the student how to perform a physical inspection with a well-developed eye for recognizing potential environmental problems, to instruct the student on the correct methodology and how to effectively communicate his/her findings on both residential and commercial properties.

Approved for appraisal continuing education credit in the following states - CA , GA, I L, IN, LA, MD, MI, NJ, OK, OR, PA, TX, VA , WA, WV

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