7-Hour National USPAP 2020-2021 Update Course

Date: January 31, 2020

Location: Lafayette, CA

Northern California Chapter
Ms. Lisa M. Estes
Lafayette Library & Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
Lisa M. Estes
Dawn M. Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

This offering will be held in the Community Hall


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Register by January 11 and Save up to $65!
Appraisal Institute - $220
Standard / Non-AI - $260

Register after January 11
Appraisal Institute - $240
Standard / Non-AI - $285


Unless otherwise noted, the course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. When the chapter does not include, participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class.

To purchase a print or electronic copy of the publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation.

Additional Information

Course Materials and Hours

Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00a.m. on Friday, January 31.  The course will run from 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. There is no exam associated with this CE offering.  Beginning 4 weeks prior to the offering, all students will have access to the downloadable course materials. If you would like hardcopy (printed)  materials sent to you in advance, both a print fee of $15 and a shipping fee (TBD) apply.  [Note: Shipping fee is calculated at the time of online check-out.] 

In addition to the course materials, all students must come to class with either a print or downloadable copy of the newest version of USPAP 2020-21. 

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 throughout the day.

Course Location

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Community Hall
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA  94549

Directions, Onsite Parking and BART
Click here to View Directions; though we highly recommend entering the exact street address into your navigation system - 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette. 

  • Ample FREE parking is available onsite; the limited 3-hour parking signs DO NOT apply to students taking this offering
  • Registrants should park in library's garage; enter garage off of Golden Gate Avenue

Required Texts

In addition to the course materials, all students must come to class with a copy of the newest version of USPAP 2020-21.  This publication is available directly from The Appraisal Foundation and should be ordered well in advance to ensure delivery.  To order USPAP 2020-21, visit www.appraisalfoundation.org  (click on the live link).  The electronic and print versions of USPAP 2020-21 are both acceptable.  Neither hardcopy printed course materials nor USPAP 2020-21 will be available for purchase onsite.

Those relying on downloadable materials or access to USPAP, are strongly encouraged to pre-download these documents onto a flash drive or save them directly on your laptop.  Onsite Internet access cannot be guaranteed.  In addition, access to electrical outlets may be limited; therefore all registrants planning to use laptops or tablets are encouraged to bring their own extension cords/power strips.

Required Equipment

Laptops are not required unless you are viewing the downloadable course materials and/or USPAP 2020-21 online.  Since Internet access cannot be guaranteed, it is highly recommended that you save these documents to a flash drive or to your hard drive prior to arriving onsite.  Electrical outlets may be limited so those bringing laptops / tablets should bring their own extension cords / power strips. Financial calculators are not needed.  Bring paper and pen / pencil for taking notes.

Education Credit Hours and Attendance Verifications

Those who arrive late or leave early will jeopardize receipt of credit.

Appraisal Institute: Full attendance (100%) enables Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates to receive 35 AI CEC points.  This course is just one of the programs AI professionals have to complete to meet their AI Standards requirement.  Other offerings may include Business Practices and Ethics and/or USPAP 15-Hour

BREA Continuing: National USPAP 7-Hour Update has been approved by the BREA (#19CP754601397) for 7-hours of CEC. Licensed/certified appraisers seeking BREA CEC must meet the 100% attendance requirement.

BREA Basic/QualifyingNational USPAP 7-Hour Update is not approved for BREA qualifying education (QE) credit.

NEW! Attendance Verification Process Effective 10/01/19
Verified attendance certificates will be available within 15 working days by

  • Logging into My Account www.appraisalinstitute.org
  • Select EDUCATION
  • 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

Note:  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

The following hotels are within proximity of the Lafayette Library and Community Center

  • Lafayette Park Hotel -  925/263-1715 - 3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA
  • Diablo Mountain Inn - 925/937-5050 - 2079 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Embassy Suites (at Pleasant Hill BART) - 925/934-2500 - 1345 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA

Click here - for additional lodging options in the Lafayette / Walnut Creek Area

Confirmation Emails

All confirmed registrants will receive a payment receipt plus a separate confirmation by email.  Be sure that you can accept emails from both info@appraisalinstitute.org and education@appraisalinstitute.org


Written cancellations received by Friday, January 17, are subject to a $45 cancellation fee.  Cancellations received after that time but prior to noon on Friday, January 24, are subject to a $65 cancellation fee.  No refunds for cancellations received after January 24 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.

Questions? Contact Us
Northern California Chapter
925/932-7753    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, to cancel or modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by January 3 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.

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.