Valuation of Conservation Easements

Date: November 1 - 4, 2022

Location: Bordentown, NJ

Southern New Jersey Chapter
Ms. Weiss
Rutgers EcoComplex
Conference Center
1200 Florence Columbus RdBordentown, NJ 08505
Susanne M. Curran, MAI, AI-GRS

Continuing Education
Class Time: 28 hours
Exam Hours: 2.00



Check in begins at 8:15am; class starts at 8:30am

Test at the end of Day 4.


Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (381 pp.)
  • Appendix (540 pp.)
  • Pre-Class Assignment (1 p.)
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 (click on the three horizontal lines to the left of the AI logo and select “My
AI Account” from the drop-down menu).
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. 

Cancellation Policy

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.  No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 10 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal. 

Additional Information

The conference center is ideally located in Burlington County. It is adjacent to Interstate 295, just 20 minutes from Trenton, and only 5 minutes from the NJ Turnpike, Routes 130 and 206, and the Pennsylvania-NJ Turnpike Bridge. With ample free parking and easy access for handicapped drivers.


Susanne M. Curran MAI, AI-GRS has been an AI commercial course and seminar instructor for 15 years, including teaching this course. She has seven years of experience as an AQD-Certified USPAP Instructor. She has personally appraised approximately 100 conservation easement properties in PA and NJ, and reviewed many more.  She was the sole “outside consultant” appraisal reviewer relied upon in the 2020 US Senate Finance Committee Report on “Conservation Easement Syndication Fraud'' (Chapter 8- Inflated Appraisals) which has resulted in proposed bi-partisan legislation, The Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act of 2021.

Disclaimer Information

Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.

If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there is any issues at least one week prior to class.


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.