Business Practices and Ethics

Date: October 18, 2019

Location: Lafayette, CA

Northern California Chapter
Ms. Lisa M. Estes
Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Arts & Science Room
Lafayette, CA 94549
Lisa M. Estes
Stephanie C. Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

ONLY Scheduled West Coast Offering for Q1-2020!


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

Additional Information

Course Location
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Arts & Science Room
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA

Course Hours
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00a.m. on Friday, October 18. The course will run from 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Students will be on their own for lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Required Materials
The course handbook will be mailed to those registered a minimum of 10 days in advance of the offering and did not select the "download material only" option at the time of initial registration. In addition to the handbook, ALL students are required to download additional materials; links will be included in your confirmation letter.

Required Equipment
Bring paper and pen/pencil for taking notes. Calculators and laptops are not required (unless needed for viewing the downloadable materials). Students opting to bring laptops are responsible for bringing their own extension cords/power strips. Note: Internet connections may not be available; therefore it is recommended that you save relevant materials directly on your computer.

Optional Texts
While the texts below are not required for this offering (nor are they included in the tuition fee) - they are great additions to every appraisal library!

The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th edition (2013)
AI Price - $103
Standard - $135.50
Add $7.25 for advanced shipment of text

The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th ed (2015)
AI - $103
Standard / Non-AI - $135.50
Add $7.35 for advanced shipment of text

Text prices include CA sales tax. All texts are sent via U.S. Mail or UPS. To order texts, please contact the Chapter Office at 925/932-7753 or by October 4.

Education Credit Hours
Full (100%) attendance is required for education credit; partial credit not available.

Appraisal Institute: Full attendance enables Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates to receive 30 continuing education points. Business Practices and Ethics is just one of the requirements Appraisal Institute members need to meet their Appraisal Institute Standards requirement.

BREA Basic/Qualifying: Business Practices and Ethics is not approved as a qualifying education (BE/QE) offering.

BREA Continuing: Business Practices and Ethics has been approved by the BREA (#19CP754601363) for 6-hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance (100%) is required.

Verification of Attendance Certificates
Verified certificates will be returned to you via email from the Appraisal Institute's National Office within 15-working days of the conclusion of the offering; watch for an email from "". The Chapter Office does not receive copies of your attendance verification for this course. Those in need of Express Verification should contact prior to the conclusion of this offering.

The following hotels are within 1-5 miles of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center:

Diablo Mountain Inn - 925/937-5050
2079 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek

Lafayette Park Hotel – 877/283-8787
3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette

Embassy Suites (at Pleasant Hill BART) – 925/934-2500
1345 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek

Guest rooms have not been blocked at any of the hotels above. For additional lodging options in the Lafayette/Walnut Creek area visit

Directions, BART & Parking
- For best results when using your navigation system, enter the complete/exact street address - 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette.

- Ample complimentary onsite parking is

Disclaimer Information

Add "" to Your Email Acceptance List
Important reminders, changes, attendance verification, etc. will/may be sent to you from the following email - so be sure you are able to accept emails from this address.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations can be emailed to We reserve the right to substitute instructors, change facilities, to cancel or modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by October 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.

Special Accommodations
Special accommodations are available for individuals who have been professionally diagnosed as physically or learning disabled and can provide appropriate documentation in writing prior to the offering. Without advanced notification, accommodation may not be available.

Neither the Appraisal Institute nor the facility in which this event is being held is liable for lost or damaged items. This includes but is not limited to calculators, laptops, cell phones, etc. By registering for this event, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time and that your contact information may be placed in a roster designed for networking purposes.

National Disclaimer

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.