Advanced Concepts & Case Studies

Date: April 20 - 25, 2020

Location: Houston, TX

Houston Chapter
Mrs. Lori Wilkins
ParaLegal EDU
800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South, #100
Houston, TX 77042
Larry T. Wright, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Class will be held 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own Exam Saturday, April 25th 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Coffee and snacks will be provide through out the day!


Please review the FAQs for important information regarding registration and cancellation deadlines; mandatory diagnostic test; online session; and course equivalencies.

Designated members, Candidates for Designation and Practicing Affiliates will receive the discounted AI Price for the MAI designation courses: Advanced Income Capitalization, Advanced Market Analysis and Highest Best Use, Advanced Concepts and Case Studies, and Quantitative Analysis. All others will pay full price.
For more information on how to become a Candidate for Designation, click here.

Important Note: Mandatory Diagnostic Test
Before enrolling in this or any other MAI designation course, you must pass a diagnostic test. The Excel diagnostic tests your mastery of solving appraisal problems using spreadsheets. This newly released diagnostic test was intentionally designed to be challenging and ensure participants have adequate Excel skills before taking MAI designation courses. For more information, check out the Diagnostic FAQ.


Excel is used extensively in the MAI designation courses; it is highly recommended that you know how to perform the necessary appraisal functions in Excel to succeed in this course.

The diagnostic test is free and can be taken at any time on your personal computer. To register for the test, please click here.

This course implements a blended learning approach, which includes:
  • A pre-class, 2-hour online session
  • 35 hours of traditional classroom education
  • A 3-hour exam on the 6th morning.

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.

Additional Information

Parking: Park on the surface parking lot. Class: will be held in room #3. Breaks: Coffee, water and snacks will be served throughout the day.


Candlewood Suites (closest to the course site) 4033 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77042 (713) 780-7881

Towne Place Suites (NEW Hotel) 10610 Westpark Dr. 713-266-2210

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston - Westchase 10850 Harwin Dr Houston, TX 77072 281-495-7700

Hilton Garden Inn 6855 W. Sam Houston Pkwy 713-270-6100 Shuttle Available Ask for the Texas

Marriott Residence Inn 9965 Westheimer 713-974-5454

Marriott Courtyard 9975 Westheimer 800-321-2211  

Extended Stay America Houston - Westchase 3200 W Sam Houston Pkwy S Houston, TX 77042

Google hotels in the Houston West chase District

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.