Business Practices and Ethics


This important course provides information about standards and ethics requirements for valuers in general and, more specifically, for valuers who belong to the Appraisal Institute. Through discussion questions and examples, you’ll identify behavior and actions that illustrate violations of the Code of Professional Ethics, and you’ll learn how referrals can be made. You’ll get an introduction to the Appraisal Institute Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Practice and see how the Guide Notes can be used to resolve everyday appraisal practice problems. Finally, you’ll learn about common errors in appraisal reports and review reports, and they respond to questions about challenges that arise in appraisal practice such as requests for updates and requests to change or add intended users.

 The content emphasizes:

  • Business practices issues, such as how to respond to seemingly unreasonable requests, how to address client pressure, and how to approach a complex assignment
  • Which standards apply to Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates, and when they apply
  • The key principles of the Standards of Valuation Practice
  • How to identify and avoid behavior that violates the Standards of Valuation Practice
  • The correct way to use the Appraisal Institute designations, emblems, and logo
  • Understanding of the Appraisal Institute enforcement process
Sponsor Date Location Delivery Format Check
State Approvals
Appraisal Institute On Demand Online  Check Register
Virginia Commonwealth Chapter September 25, 2023 Midlothian, VA Classroom  Check Register
Metropolitan New York Chapter September 27, 2023 Synchronous  Check Register
Appraisal Institute October 2, 2023 Synchronous  Check Register
Greater Oregon Chapter October 4, 2023 Synchronous  Check Register
Houston Chapter October 5, 2023 Houston, TX Classroom  Check Register
South Texas Chapter October 12, 2023 San Antonio, TX Classroom  Check Register
Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter October 18, 2023 Oreland, PA Classroom  Check Register
Central Texas Chapter October 18, 2023 Fort Worth, TX Classroom  Check Register
South Florida Chapter October 19, 2023 Synchronous  Check Register
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Program State Approval & Hours

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Who should Enroll

  • Designated members
  • Candidates for Designation
  • Practicing Affiliates and those interested in readmitting to the Appraisal Institute


  • Identify the purpose of the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute and recognize how those documents apply to Appraisal Institute Affiliates, Practicing Affiliates, Candidates for Designation, and Designated members.
  • Recognize how to apply better appraisal business practices, especially regarding client relationships.
  • Identify the major steps in the enforcement of the Appraisal Institute peer review system.
  • Recognize the guidance offered by the Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute.
  • Identify opportunities for improving professionalism.
  • Recognize common ethical dilemmas and identify strategies for resolving them.




No Exam



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 30 AI Points

Class Time

6 Hours


Classroom & Synchronous

Yes. Participants must complete mandatory assignments in this program. Please plan your time accordingly and allow up to 5 days for the instructor to review your assignments. The instructor may ask for a re-submission of incomplete assignments. You may advance through the program while you are waiting for your instructor to review your work. You may also contact the instructor to request expedited review.

Program Overview

Required and/or Recommended Equipment


System Requirements

Classroom & Synchronous
None specified



Additional Information


Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (239 pp.)
  • AI Professional Practices Booklet Supplement (162 pp.)

Note. The AQB approved this course for 6 hours of CE. Check with your state for approved credit hours.

Note. The AQB has approved this online program for 6 hours of CE credit. Check with your state for approved credit hours. Appraisal Institute and Designated members and Practicing Affiliates will receive 30 points of AI CE credit.

Online Course Access
Go to and log in with the username and password you used when you registered. Click on the red “My Account” button if you are not automatically taken to your account page.
1. Click "Education and Events" on the right navigation menu.
2. Find the course under the “Online Courses” heading and click the “Begin” button.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once this button is clicked, your access length time (e.g. 90 days) will begin. Only click when you intend to start the course. If you are returning, once you have started the course, click the “Continue” button to continue.

Other Details
For information about how on demand online education programs work, registration and cancellation policies, and other details, see our On Demand Online Education Frequently Asked Questions.



Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (239 pp.)
  • AI Professional Practices Booklet Supplement (162 pp.)

Note. The AQB approved this course for 6 hours of CE. Check with your state for approved credit hours.

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