Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws

Date: June 23, 2022

Location: Lafayette, CA

Northern California Chapter
Ms. Estes
Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Commumity Hall Room
3491 Mt. Diablo RoadLafayette, CA 94549
Lisa M. Estes
Munoz, Jr., MAI, SRA, Jacinto


The Northern California Chapter looks forward to welcoming you back to a "LIVE" in-person educational offering.

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CEC Approvals: Approval outside of California or acceptance of out-of-state providers cannot be guaranteed.  If you are seeking credit for this offering from a state outside of California, check directly with your state licensing board(s) - before registering - to make sure that they will accept credit from an out-of-state provider.  Some states may have special pre-approval or reporting requirements that the chapter is not able to comply with.  Use caution in relying on website approvals as they may not be up-to-date.

COVID Protocols:  All registrants attending a live-classroom offering do so at their own risk.  Each registrant is individually responsible for being aware of and following state, city and county COVID protocols and guidelines


About the Offering:
Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE) Includes the required open-book exam.

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

Cancellation Policy


Written cancellations received by Thursday, June 9, are subject to a $25 cancellation fee.  Cancellations received after that time but prior to noon on Thursday, June 16, are subject to a $45 cancellation fee.  No refunds for cancellations received after June 16 or for program "no shows".  Cancellations can be emailed to lisa@norcal-ai.org.

We reserve the right to substitute instructors, or to cancel or modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by  June 2 or due to other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, tuition fees will be refunded. All other costs incurred are the registrant’s responsibility.

Additional Information

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Dan Tantzin Community Center (at street level Mt. Diablo Boulevard)
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

BART and Onsite Parking

  • The Lafayette Library and Learning Center is conveniently located within a short walk of the Lafayette BART Station
  • Parking is available on-site at the LLLC; access garage via Golden Gate Way. Street parking is also available.

Seminar Materials and Hours

Onsite check-in will begin at 11:30am on Thursday, June 23. The seminar instruction will run from 12:00pm – 4:00pm; the required open-book exam will administered from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.  Materials for this offering will not be available electronically nor will they be available for download from your AI MyAccount portal. Hardcopy materials will be distributed at registration. By registering for this offering, you agree that your attendance may be monitored and/or recorded.

Required Texts / Materials 
There are no additional required texts or materials for this offering other than the seminar materials referenced above.  

There is no required equipment for this offering.  Some students may prefer to view the materials on a laptop or iPad.  Note:  Electrical outlets are very limited.  Those bringing electronic devices are responsible for bringing their own power strips / extension cords.

Education Credit Hours and Attendance Verifications
Those who check in late, leave early or leave during non-scheduled breaks may jeopardize receipt of credit.  

Appraisal Institute: Full attendance (100%) enables Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates to receive 20 AI CEC points.  

BREA ContinuingFederal and California Statutory Laws and Regulations has been approved by the BREA for 4-hours (#21CP754601460) of CEC. Licensed/certified appraisers seeking BREA CEC must meet the 100% attendance requirement and successfully complete the open-book exam.

BREA Basic/QualifyingFederal and California Statutory Laws and Regulations is also approved for BREA qualifying education (QE) credit (#21CP754601460).  Those seeking BREA QE must meet the 100% attendance requirement and successfully complete the open-book exam. 

SBE (State Board of Equalization) Federal and California Statutory Laws and Regulations has been approved for 4-hours of SBE training credit (CAR #101423) for assessors who meet the 100% attendance and exam requirement.

If you are seeking credit for this offering from a state outside of California, check directly with your state licensing board(s) to make sure an out-of-state offering will be accepted before registering.  We are not submitting this offering for pre-approval from states outside of California.

NEW! Attendance Verification Process Effective 10/01/19
Registrants should be sure their appraiser license/certification numbers are entered in the registration system or a certificate will not be generated.  License numbers are listed under Profile in your Student Portal or can be added as “Other” License.  

Verified attendance certificates will be available within 15 working days by

  • Logging into My Account https://www.appraisalinstitute.org/; red tab
  • Select EDUCATION
  • Click on the specific offering that you are seeking the certificate for; it will show REGISTERED
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the screen to RETRIEVE CERTIFICATE

Note:  Effective 10/01/19 students will be able to access their attendance certificates 24/7 through the Appraisal Institute's netFORUM association management program.  The Northern California Chapter does not have direct access to certificates for programs held after this time. Any issues in retrieving certificates should be brought directly to the attention of the Appraisal Institute's Education Delivery Department at 312/335-4207 or education@appraisalinstitute.org.

Special Certificate Exception with Laws / Regs:  Due to the manual grading of examinations for this particular offering, in addition to the certificate posted to your AI MyAccount portal, an additional BREA certificate will be emailed directly to you showing successful completion of the required exam within 20-working days of the offering.

Confirmation Emails

All confirmed registrants will receive a payment receipt plus a separate confirmation by email.  Be sure that you can accept emails from each of the following email addresses: 

In addition, details regarding logging into the seminar will be sent separately from lisa@norcal-ai.ccsend.com

 If you do not receive emails on a regular basis from the Northern California Chapter (lisa@norcal-ai.ccsend.com), be sure to visit our homepage and sign-up to receive our emails.  Registrants will not want important details like location changes or material downloads defaulting to spam / junk or be classified as undeliverable.  Those who work for financial institutions or government agencies my need to enlist the assistance of their IT Department to insure email delivery.

Disclaimer Information

By registering for this event, you agree that

  • your attendance may be recorded, photographed, and/or monitored at any time
  • will accept emails from the chapter; add this address to your accepted list of emails - lisa@norcal-ai.ccsend.com
  • your contact information may be published in a networking roster
  • we may switch or change to a virtual learning (zoom, Go2, etc.) platform based on program logistics or necessity
  • if you have a disability and may require special accommodation, please notify us in writing at least two weeks in advance to arrange for reasonable accommodation
  • all registrants attending a live-classroom offering do so at their own risk.  Each registrant is individually responsible for being aware of and following COVID protocols and guidelines

Lost or Damaged Items:  
The Appraisal Institute is not liable for lost or damaged items. This includes but is not limited to calculators, laptops, cell phones, etc.

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.