Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications


Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications was expanded from two to three days and delves more deeply into inverse condemnation, an exciting niche market with increasing demand for appraisers. One of three courses in the Litigation Professional Development Program, this course now offers more hands-on applications giving you the opportunity to solve problems and put theory into practice.

Specialized topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation, income and estate tax disputes, inverse condemnation, contract disputes and equitable distribution in divorces cases. Through problem-solving activities, participants will apply new concepts and address how to best handle valuation and reporting issues in a professional legal setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the terminology and concepts involved in litigation valuation services in specialty areas and will learn about the many opportunities available for expanding their practices in litigation valuation.

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

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Program State Approval & Hours

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Who should Enroll

  • Experienced residential and general real property appraisers interested in learning about the skills needed to provide litigation valuation services in specialty areas
  • Accountants


  • Recognize desirable behavior of a witness.
  • Recognize alternative methods of quantifying the impact of contamination.
  • Recognize the impact of the automatic stay provision.
  • Recognize alternative remedies and methods of measuring damage in fraud cases.
  • Recognize the difference between regulatory take and physical invasion take in inverse condemnation.



Yes, 1 hours



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 180 AI Points,  Attend and Pass Exam: 200 AI Points,  Pass Only: 0 AI Points

Class Time

21.5 hours



Program Overview

Required and/or Recommended Equipment

  • Regular function calculator

Additional Information

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (365 pp.)

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.

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