Valuation of Conservation Easements

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Who should enroll Certified general appraisers; certified residential appraisers with conservation easement valuation experience
Description Valuation of Conservation Easements is an advanced course designed for the appraiser who understands the methodology in the approaches to value and is ready to embark on understanding the intricacies involved in one of the most misunderstood and difficult types of appraisals.

Over 4 days, this intensive program will familiarize participants with conservation easement valuations in a variety of situations, including conventional appraisals, appraisals that are required to comply with the Uniform Appraisal Standards of Federal Land Acquisitions, and appraisals involving non-cash charitable contributions that are required to comply with IRS standards. Learning objectives will be accomplished through a series of lectures, in-class discussions, problem solving, homework assignments, and case-law analysis.

Note. This course is in the Valuation of Conservation Easements Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

This course is approved for GBCI CE Hours by the USGBC. 

Objectives
  • Recognize the methodologies and techniques commonly used in valuing conservation easements.
  • Grasp state, federal, and IRS regulations and requirements relating to conservation easements.
  • Identify the range of assignments that are common in valuing conservation easements.
  • Develop an effective scope of work for a conservation easement valuation assignment and apply concepts of highest and best use analysis to that assignment.
  • Apply a range of techniques to effectively carry out a conservation easement valuation.
  • Identify the unique issues that may apply to conservation easements and complete the assignment(s) in accordance with the various state and federal agency requirements.
Prerequisites Recommended: certified general appraiser


Refer to this page for details of state approval hours for this course.

  • Attended Only:

    200
  • Attended Only:

    200
  • Attended Only:

    200
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    250
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    250
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    250
28 hours
Yes. After you register for this class, please go to your Education and Events page for details on what you must complete BEFORE class begins.
 
To access your Education and Events page, log on to the Appraisal Institute website at https://ai.appraisalinstitute.org/eweb (click on the three horizontal lines to the left of the AI logo and select “My
AI Account” from the drop-down menu).
 
Yes
2
Intermediate
A financial or regular-function calculator is allowed. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. N/A A financial or regular-function calculator is allowed. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C.
Classroom Requirements Online Requirements Synchronous Requirements

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

This course is approved for GBCI CE Hours by the USGBC. 



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