Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications

Date: April 23 - 24, 2020

Location: Fairfield, CA

Northern California Chapter
Ms. Lisa M. Estes
Brandman University
2450 Martin Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
Lisa M. Estes
Nick A. Tillema, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, a decision has been made to postpone this event. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through the logistics of re-scheduling this 2-day course. We will be working with facilities in the Fairfield area to identify dates for Summer 2020 - Watch for details.

AI Price: $525.00
Full Price: $625.00


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Directions and Onsite Parking

We highly recommend entering the exact street address into your navigation system - 2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA
• Ample FREE parking is available onsite

Course Materials and Hours
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00a.m. on Thursday, April 23. “Live” course instruction will run from 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. on April 23 and from 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.on Friday, April 24 followed by the optional 1-hour multiple choice exam. Upon registration, participants will have immediate access to the downloadable course handbook unless the “print & send” material option was selected at initial registration. Note: Additional fees apply for shipping (shipping fee is determined at online checkout) and printed handbook ($15). Since Internet access cannot be guaranteed, it is highly recommended that you save these downloadable documents to a flash drive or to your hard drive prior to arriving onsite. Shipment of printed materials begins 4 weeks prior to the course start date and ONLY to those who requested a printed version at the time of initial registration.

Need a Cup o' Joe to get your morning rolling? Be sure to stop and grab your coffee before arriving on site. Registrants will be on their own for refreshments and lunch daily.

Required Equipment
A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Laptops are not required unless needed for viewing the downloadable course materials. Internet access cannot be guaranteed so pre-downloading is highly recommended. Those bringing laptops should bring their own extension cords / power strips as electrical may be limited. Students planning to take the optional exam should bring a No. 2 pencil.

Education Credit Hours and Attendance Verifications
Those who arrive late or leave early will jeopardize receipt of credit.

Appraisal Institute: Full attendance and successful completion of the course exam enables Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates to receive 200 points of AI continuing education credit; 150 points for full (100%) attendance only (no exam). Partial credit is not available.

BREA Continuing: Uniform Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions is approved for 14-hours (#17CP754601247) of BREA continuing education credit for licensed/certified appraisers seeking renewal credit. Full attendance (100%) is required. Successful completion of the exam is not required for BREA CEC.

BREA Qualifying Education: Uniform Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions is designed solely as a CE offering and is therefore not approved for BREA basic education credit.

SBE Training Credit: Those seeking SBE credit should check with their respective training supervisor(s) as this course offering has not been pre-submitted for SBE approval.

Great Additions to Your Appraisal Library
The following texts are strictly suggestions and are not required for this offering

Rural Property Valuation
Appraisal Institute $102.75
Standard / Non-AI $135.50
- Add $7.80 for advanced shipping

Appraising Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements
Appraisal Institute $65
Standard / Non-AI $81
Add $6.75 for advanced shipping

Text prices include CA sales tax. Please add indicated shipping fees for advanced shipment of texts. Shipping fee does not apply to texts pre-reserved for pickup at registration. Call the Chapter Office at 925/932-7753 to order texts.

NEW! Attendance Verification Process Effective 10/01/19
Verified attendance certificates will be available for download within 15 working days
• LOG IN to My Account www.appraisalinstitute.org
• Use the ARROW KEYS to facilitate SORTING OPTIONS (date/year, title, etc.)
• Click on the specific offering that you are seeking the certificate for; it will show REGISTERED
• Scroll to the very bottom of the screen to (1) COMPLETE EVALUATION FORM and (2) RETRIEVE CERTIFICATE.

Effective 10/01/19 students will be able to access their attendance certificates 24/7 through the Appraisal Institute's netFORUM association management program. The Northern California Chapter does not have direct access to certificates for programs held after this time. Any issues in retrieving certificates should be brought directly to the attention of the Appraisal Institute's Education Delivery Department at 312/335-4207 or education@appraisalinstitute.org


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

The following hotels are within proximity of Brandman University

  • Hilton Garden Inn - 707/426-6900 - 2200 Gateway Boulevard, Fairfield, CA
  • Courtyard by Marriott - 707/422-4111 - 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield, CA

Click here - for additional lodging options in the Fairfield / Suisun Area.  Or search the Internet for local Airbnb or VRBO options.

Confirmation Emails

All confirmed registrants will receive a payment receipt plus a separate confirmation by email.  Be sure that you can accept emails from lisa@norcal-ai.ccsend.cominfo@appraisalinstitute.org and education@appraisalinstitute.org


Written cancellations received by Thursday, April 9, are subject to a $45 cancellation fee.  Cancellations received after that time but prior to noon on Thursday, April 16, are subject to a $65 cancellation fee.  No refunds for cancellations received after April 16 or for course "no shows".  All cancellations are subject to a non-refundable $25 material fee.  Cancellations can be emailed to lisa@norcal-ai.org.

Disclaimer Information

Cancellation Policy:    Written cancellations can be emailed to lisa@norcal-ai.org. We reserve the right to substitute instructors, change facilities, cancel or modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by February 28 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.

Lost or Damaged Items:  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.

Communications: 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.

Questions? Contact Us
Northern California Chapter
925/932-7753    lisa@norcal-ai.org

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.