Avoiding Bias: Building a Bias Defense-An Examination of Available Guidance & Requirements for Florida Appraisers

Date: March 23, 2023

Location: Synchronous, FL

Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Mrs. Wade
Virtual Classroom
Virtual classroom
Synchronous, FL
Pilz, MAI, Nick / Gregoire, Francois “Frank”
This class will be held via ZOOM. Class size is limited due to the virtual format.



Livestream/Synchronous Format via Zoom.   (4 CE Hours-Florida)

Please note this class is only approved for Florida and Appraisal Institute CE credit.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy 

• Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $20.00 cancellation fee 

• 3 - 14 days prior to program start date, $40.00 cancellation fee 

• Less than 3days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment 

Cancellations/Refunds: Requests for cancellations must be received in writing at the chapter office. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received. Direct your email requests to: wcoastfl@tampabay.rr.com.

Additional Information

Seminar Description:  Allegations of appraiser bias surfaced in recent history. In Florida, these allegations were published by Florida media outlets and cited by Florida political figures and advocacy groups. One of the initial and most widely reported allegations of illegal discrimination against a Florida residential appraiser was initiated by the Horton family in August of 2020. The Horton’s are a mixed-race couple, who own and live in a home in Jacksonville, Florida.

 This offering will review the most notable accusations by the Horton’s against the appraiser, appraisal report, and appraisal process, which are similar to allegations of illegal discrimination by other homeowners in many other states across the U.S. Further, we will review suggestions available to all and specifically Florida appraisers that can be implemented in one’s current work to help minimize or alleviate such allegations. Warning: This is a controversial subject. 

Class Schedule:

Login & Roll Call:  12:30 - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Class Instruction:  1 PM - 5 PM (Eastern)


$30.00  Appraisal Institute   *The price for AI Members just reduced from $110 to $30 for this class. Space limited!

$130  Non-Member

Upon completion of the class, your attendance will be electronically submitted to the FREAB. You will receive a CE Certificate within one week of completing the class through the AI member portal. 

 Continuing Education Credit: 

FREAB - 4 FL CE Hours, #0010496 (Synchronous/Livestream)

Appraisal Institute - 20 Points

Disclaimer Information

Attendance: One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements. Students should not be late or leave early. If you are late or leave early you will not receive credit.   You will receive the Zoom link a few days prior to class.

 • Attendance will be monitored throughout the day 

• Students are required to forward photo ID to chapter office prior to class

• Students are required to be visible on the virtual platform during the entirety of the class 

• Instructors will direct questions to each student  

State CE Credit  This is a virtual class and is only approved for Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board continuing education credit.  For other states, you should determine current education approval and requirements. Students should contact their specific state to determine current education approval and requirements. Please follow the link above under locations to verify certification in your state. 

Class Materials: You will receive the seminar material via separate email prior to class. 

Download Materials: Please bring a printed copy of the materials with you or have it loaded on your laptop for viewing. 

IMPORTANT: You cannot attend the class without materials. 

Virtual Education:

Please note that not all states have approved Virtual education, therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for virtual education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.