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

Date: March 23, 2023

Location: Virtual Classroom, FL

East Florida Chapter
Ms. Dowling
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom, FL 00000
Gregoire, Francois / Pilz, Nicholas
THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD VIA VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A COMPUTER, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE. IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE REQUIRED EQUIPMENT TO PARTICIPATE AND RECEIVE CREDIT. Virtual Classroom Guidelines: Students must have a computer, webcam and microphone capability to participate and receive continuing education credit. If you have a Lenova laptop, you must have the Lenova Vantage App installed on your computer for the webcam to operate. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able to see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver's license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the start date. You will receive a separate email from the chapter office with log-in access information. Please contact the chapter office if you have any questions regarding the participation guidelines at: Lauren@eflai.org ZOOM access link will be emailed to student prior to the offering in separate email from registration confirmation. You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer.



Please note this class is only approved for Florida and Appraisal Institute continuing education credit for 4 Hours

Cancellation Policy

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:  Lauren@eflai.org

Cancellation Policy:

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $0.00 cancellation fee
  • 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $10.00 cancellation fee
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment

Additional Information

Class Schedule:

Login and Roll Call:  12:30 – 1:00 PM

Class Instruction:  1:00 – 5:00 PM

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. 

Disclaimer Information

State CE Credit:  This is a live stream/synchronous class and is only approved for Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board and Appraisal Institute continuing education credit.  For other states, you should determine current education approval and requirements.

Continuing Education Credit:

Appraisal Institute: 20 points

Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board:  4-Hours Livestream

Attendance Requirements:
  Attendance will be monitored throughout the class.
•    Students are required to hold up photo ID at roll call, if requested.
•    Students are required to be visible on the virtual platform during the entire class – 100% attendance policy applies.
•    Instructors will direct questions to each student. 

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.