The Chapter Welcomes You!

The Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is home to some of the appraisal profession’s leading practitioners, educators and authors since its founding in 1933. Our chapter comprises over 800 real estate professionals who reside or practice within our chapter’s boundaries, which include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties, and Kern Counties. In addition to exhibiting a higher level of competence than the minimum standards required of appraisers who are solely licensed or certified, our Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, and Practicing Affiliates are committed to upholding a rigorous code of ethics.

 

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Mar
19
Tue
SCCAI AND IRWA – LA JOINT LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM – Metro on the Move @ Rio Hondo Country Club
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Event Information

TOPIC: Metro on the Move

With the biggest public works infrastructure program in the country, LA Metro is on the move!  Come hear the latest about our $120 billion capital projects program, preparation for the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics, and the most aggressive transit housing program in the United States.

BIO: HOLLY ROCKWELL

Holly Rockwell is a Senior Executive Officer in the planning department of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She oversees real estate acquisition and management (including Los Angeles Union Station) and transit-oriented community programs.  For the 18 years prior to joining LA Metro, she co-founded, owned and was president of a real estate and right of way firm that provided consulting services to public agencies throughout the west coast. Holly has been named Professional of the Year by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), Los Angeles chapter and Woman of the Year by the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), Inland Empire chapter. Holly graduated from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. She loves spending time with her husband, Bryon, their two sons, daughter and their yellow lab. She has run six marathons and will continue to do one a year for as long as she can!

SCCAI AND IRWA – LA JOINT LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM
March 19, 2024
RIO HONDO COUNTRY CLUB – DOWNEY, CA
CHECK IN: 11:30 AM
LUNCH/PROGRAM: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Mar
21
Thu
2024-2025 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course @ Ventura, CA
Mar 21 all-day
This required 7-hour continuing education course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The first part of the course addresses the changes to USPAP, which are effective January 1, 2024, and the second focuses on cases studies that challenge you how to apply USPAP to situations you encounter in your daily practice. The course will help you gain competency in USPAP, and it will help those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers gain competency as well.
In the past, the Advisory Opinions and Frequently Asked Questions, which were required materials for the course, were bundled with the USPAP publication. Now they are contained in a separate publication, USPAP Guidance and Reference Manual. This manual provides examples showing the applicability of standards in specific situations and offers advice from the ASB for resolving appraisal issues and problems. It also contains the Reference Index which is a highly useful tool that helps appraisers quickly find answers to USPAP-related questions. This new Guidance and Reference Manual is included with your course handbook. Please note, however, that USPAP 2024, which includes Standards 1-10 and is required for the course, must be purchased separately.

Program Overview:
Table of Contents and Overview
Course Schedule

Assignments:
No

Equipment:
A laptop computer or tablet device is required for participants who choose an electronic copy of USPAP.

Additional Information:
Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (74 pages)
  • Reference Manual (360 pages)
Unless otherwise noted, the course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. When the chapter does not include, participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class.

To purchase a print or electronic copy of the publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation.

 

Requirements:

None specified
Apr
4
Thu
2024-2025 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

CHECK IN AT 8:00 AM

CLASS STARTS AT 8:30 AM

NO BREAKFAST OR REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

LUNCH: ON YOUR OWN

PARKING: FREE

TEMPERATURES IN CLASS ROOMS VARY. PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

Course Description
This required 7-hour continuing education course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The first part of the course addresses the changes to USPAP, which are effective January 1, 2024, and the second focuses on cases studies that challenge you how to apply USPAP to situations you encounter in your daily practice. The course will help you gain competency in USPAP, and it will help those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers gain competency as well.
In the past, the Advisory Opinions and Frequently Asked Questions, which were required materials for the course, were bundled with the USPAP publication. Now they are contained in a separate publication, USPAP Guidance and Reference Manual. This manual provides examples showing the applicability of standards in specific situations and offers advice from the ASB for resolving appraisal issues and problems. It also contains the Reference Index which is a highly useful tool that helps appraisers quickly find answers to USPAP-related questions. This new Guidance and Reference Manual is included with your course handbook. Please note, however, that USPAP 2024, which includes Standards 1-10 and is required for the course, must be purchased separately.
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May
2
Thu
Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Law
May 2 all-day
Event Information

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The Southern California Chapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule this event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. There are NO transfers; you must cancel out of the offering.

ATTENDANCE

The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100%, with your grade notification letter for courses, or at the conclusion of seminars. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements.

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE:

With the recent transition to the Appraisal Institute’s NetForum registration system, attendance certificates will be available for download directly through the AI’s national website. The procedure to obtain your certificate is:

Go to www.appraisalinstitute.org

Log into Your AI Account

Select Education/Events on the right sidebar

See List of All Offerings

Scroll to the specific offering which shows Registered and click

At the very bottom of the screen, click Retrieve Certificate

NOTE: Allow a minimum of ten business days for certificates to be available. The Chapter office cannot view, nor can we retrieve copies of your attendance certificate. Anyone having difficulty accessing their certificate should contact the Education Delivery Services Dept. directly at [email protected].

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)

Includes the required open-book exam

Instructor:  Jacinto A. Munoz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations but understanding which ones apply when doing federally related and real estate related lender work is challenging. A review of sanctions and disciplinary actions taken against appraisers by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers makes it clear that many details and nuances of the appraiser laws and regulations are being misunderstood. Common, unintentional errors impact both the reputations of individual appraisers as well as confidence in the competency and ethics of the appraisal profession. This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers practicing in California.

– Learn about the revised & reduced AQB RP Appraiser Qualification Criteria effective May 2018
– Understand the context of and recent amendments to the California “Laws” & “Regs”
– Find out about your new “mini-resume” on the BREA website
– Understand BREA’s new & revised definitions that affect your daily appraisal practice
– Become familiar with the new Federal & California Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Laws & Regs
– Look out for these BREA laws that result in immediate license suspension

 

 

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)

Includes the required open-book exam

Instructor: Jacinto A. Munoz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations but understanding which ones apply when doing federally related and real estate related lender work is challenging. A review of sanctions and disciplinary actions taken against appraisers by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers makes it clear that many details and nuances of the appraiser laws and regulations are being misunderstood. Common, unintentional errors impact both the reputations of individual appraisers as well as confidence in the competency and ethics of the appraisal profession. This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers practicing in California.

– Learn about the revised & reduced AQB RP Appraiser Qualification Criteria effective May 2018
– Understand the context of and recent amendments to the California “Laws” & “Regs”
– Find out about your new “mini-resume” on the BREA website
– Understand BREA’s new & revised definitions that affect your daily appraisal practice
– Become familiar with the new Federal & California Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Laws & Regs
– Look out for these BREA laws that result in immediate license suspension

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The Southern California Chapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule this event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. There are NO transfers; you must cancel out of the offering.

ATTENDANCE

The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100%, with your grade notification letter for courses, or at the conclusion of seminars. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements.

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE:

With the recent transition to the Appraisal Institute’s NetForum registration system, attendance certificates will be available for download directly through the AI’s national website. The procedure to obtain your certificate is:

Go to www.appraisalinstitute.org

Log into Your AI Account

Select Education/Events on the right sidebar

See List of All Offerings

Scroll to the specific offering which shows Registered and click

At the very bottom of the screen, click Retrieve Certificate

NOTE: Allow a minimum of ten business days for certificates to be available. The Chapter office cannot view, nor can we retrieve copies of your attendance certificate. Anyone having difficulty accessing their certificate should contact the Education Delivery Services Dept. directly at [email protected].

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.

Mar
19
Tue
SCCAI AND IRWA – LA JOINT LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM – Metro on the Move @ Rio Hondo Country Club
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Event Information

TOPIC: Metro on the Move

With the biggest public works infrastructure program in the country, LA Metro is on the move!  Come hear the latest about our $120 billion capital projects program, preparation for the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics, and the most aggressive transit housing program in the United States.

BIO: HOLLY ROCKWELL

Holly Rockwell is a Senior Executive Officer in the planning department of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She oversees real estate acquisition and management (including Los Angeles Union Station) and transit-oriented community programs.  For the 18 years prior to joining LA Metro, she co-founded, owned and was president of a real estate and right of way firm that provided consulting services to public agencies throughout the west coast. Holly has been named Professional of the Year by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), Los Angeles chapter and Woman of the Year by the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), Inland Empire chapter. Holly graduated from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. She loves spending time with her husband, Bryon, their two sons, daughter and their yellow lab. She has run six marathons and will continue to do one a year for as long as she can!

SCCAI AND IRWA – LA JOINT LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM
March 19, 2024
RIO HONDO COUNTRY CLUB – DOWNEY, CA
CHECK IN: 11:30 AM
LUNCH/PROGRAM: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Mar
21
Thu
2024-2025 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course @ Ventura, CA
Mar 21 all-day
This required 7-hour continuing education course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The first part of the course addresses the changes to USPAP, which are effective January 1, 2024, and the second focuses on cases studies that challenge you how to apply USPAP to situations you encounter in your daily practice. The course will help you gain competency in USPAP, and it will help those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers gain competency as well.
In the past, the Advisory Opinions and Frequently Asked Questions, which were required materials for the course, were bundled with the USPAP publication. Now they are contained in a separate publication, USPAP Guidance and Reference Manual. This manual provides examples showing the applicability of standards in specific situations and offers advice from the ASB for resolving appraisal issues and problems. It also contains the Reference Index which is a highly useful tool that helps appraisers quickly find answers to USPAP-related questions. This new Guidance and Reference Manual is included with your course handbook. Please note, however, that USPAP 2024, which includes Standards 1-10 and is required for the course, must be purchased separately.

Program Overview:
Table of Contents and Overview
Course Schedule

Assignments:
No

Equipment:
A laptop computer or tablet device is required for participants who choose an electronic copy of USPAP.

Additional Information:
Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (74 pages)
  • Reference Manual (360 pages)
Unless otherwise noted, the course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. When the chapter does not include, participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class.

To purchase a print or electronic copy of the publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation.

 

Requirements:

None specified
Apr
4
Thu
2024-2025 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

CHECK IN AT 8:00 AM

CLASS STARTS AT 8:30 AM

NO BREAKFAST OR REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

LUNCH: ON YOUR OWN

PARKING: FREE

TEMPERATURES IN CLASS ROOMS VARY. PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

Course Description
This required 7-hour continuing education course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The first part of the course addresses the changes to USPAP, which are effective January 1, 2024, and the second focuses on cases studies that challenge you how to apply USPAP to situations you encounter in your daily practice. The course will help you gain competency in USPAP, and it will help those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers gain competency as well.
In the past, the Advisory Opinions and Frequently Asked Questions, which were required materials for the course, were bundled with the USPAP publication. Now they are contained in a separate publication, USPAP Guidance and Reference Manual. This manual provides examples showing the applicability of standards in specific situations and offers advice from the ASB for resolving appraisal issues and problems. It also contains the Reference Index which is a highly useful tool that helps appraisers quickly find answers to USPAP-related questions. This new Guidance and Reference Manual is included with your course handbook. Please note, however, that USPAP 2024, which includes Standards 1-10 and is required for the course, must be purchased separately.
\
May
2
Thu
Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Law
May 2 all-day
Event Information

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The Southern California Chapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule this event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. There are NO transfers; you must cancel out of the offering.

ATTENDANCE

The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100%, with your grade notification letter for courses, or at the conclusion of seminars. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements.

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE:

With the recent transition to the Appraisal Institute’s NetForum registration system, attendance certificates will be available for download directly through the AI’s national website. The procedure to obtain your certificate is:

Go to www.appraisalinstitute.org

Log into Your AI Account

Select Education/Events on the right sidebar

See List of All Offerings

Scroll to the specific offering which shows Registered and click

At the very bottom of the screen, click Retrieve Certificate

NOTE: Allow a minimum of ten business days for certificates to be available. The Chapter office cannot view, nor can we retrieve copies of your attendance certificate. Anyone having difficulty accessing their certificate should contact the Education Delivery Services Dept. directly at [email protected].

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)

Includes the required open-book exam

Instructor:  Jacinto A. Munoz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations but understanding which ones apply when doing federally related and real estate related lender work is challenging. A review of sanctions and disciplinary actions taken against appraisers by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers makes it clear that many details and nuances of the appraiser laws and regulations are being misunderstood. Common, unintentional errors impact both the reputations of individual appraisers as well as confidence in the competency and ethics of the appraisal profession. This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers practicing in California.

– Learn about the revised & reduced AQB RP Appraiser Qualification Criteria effective May 2018
– Understand the context of and recent amendments to the California “Laws” & “Regs”
– Find out about your new “mini-resume” on the BREA website
– Understand BREA’s new & revised definitions that affect your daily appraisal practice
– Become familiar with the new Federal & California Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Laws & Regs
– Look out for these BREA laws that result in immediate license suspension

 

 

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)

Includes the required open-book exam

Instructor: Jacinto A. Munoz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations but understanding which ones apply when doing federally related and real estate related lender work is challenging. A review of sanctions and disciplinary actions taken against appraisers by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers makes it clear that many details and nuances of the appraiser laws and regulations are being misunderstood. Common, unintentional errors impact both the reputations of individual appraisers as well as confidence in the competency and ethics of the appraisal profession. This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers practicing in California.

– Learn about the revised & reduced AQB RP Appraiser Qualification Criteria effective May 2018
– Understand the context of and recent amendments to the California “Laws” & “Regs”
– Find out about your new “mini-resume” on the BREA website
– Understand BREA’s new & revised definitions that affect your daily appraisal practice
– Become familiar with the new Federal & California Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Laws & Regs
– Look out for these BREA laws that result in immediate license suspension

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The Southern California Chapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule this event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. There are NO transfers; you must cancel out of the offering.

ATTENDANCE

The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100%, with your grade notification letter for courses, or at the conclusion of seminars. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements.

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE:

With the recent transition to the Appraisal Institute’s NetForum registration system, attendance certificates will be available for download directly through the AI’s national website. The procedure to obtain your certificate is:

Go to www.appraisalinstitute.org

Log into Your AI Account

Select Education/Events on the right sidebar

See List of All Offerings

Scroll to the specific offering which shows Registered and click

At the very bottom of the screen, click Retrieve Certificate

NOTE: Allow a minimum of ten business days for certificates to be available. The Chapter office cannot view, nor can we retrieve copies of your attendance certificate. Anyone having difficulty accessing their certificate should contact the Education Delivery Services Dept. directly at [email protected].

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.

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