Business Practices and Ethics

Date: December 17, 2021

Location: Gaitherburg, MD


Sponsor:
Washington DC Metropolitan Area Chapter
Contact:
Mr. Houstle
Phone:
301-924-1020
Email:
phoustle@marinermanagement.com
Name:
OfficePro
Address:
8 Granite Place #26
Gaitherburg, MD 20878
Contact:
Aaron Udler
Phone:
301-468-3312
Instructors:
David C. Lennhoff, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Continuing Education
Class Time: 6 Hours
Exam Hours: N/A


AI Price: $175.00
Full Price: $205.00

Notes

Business Practices and Ethics is an important course that provides information about standards and ethics requirements for valuers in general and, more specifically, for valuers who belong to the Appraisal Institute. Through discussion questions and examples, the class compares behavior and actions that illustrate violations of the Code of Professional Ethics, and participants learn how referrals can be made. Participants are also introduced to the Appraisal Institute Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Practice and use these Guide Notes to resolve everyday appraisal practice problems. At the end of the course, they learn about common errors in appraisal reports and review reports, and they respond to questions about challenges that arise in appraisal practice such as requests for updates and requests to change or add intended users. These are common business practice issues that appraisers encounter in various assignments, including mortgage lending, litigation, and property tax appeal. Other real-life scenarios in the course illustrate less common business practice issues such as an appraiser’s obligation when illegal or criminal behavior is observed.

The content emphasizes:

  • Business practices issues, such as how to respond to seemingly unreasonable requests, how to address client pressure, and how to approach a complex assignment
  • Which standards apply to Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates, and when they apply
  • The key principles of the Standards of Valuation Practice
  • How to identify and avoid behavior that violates the Standards of Valuation Practice
  • The correct way to use the Appraisal Institute designations, emblems, and logo
  • Understanding of the Appraisal Institute enforcement process

Objectives

  • Identify the purpose of the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute and recognize how those documents apply to Appraisal Institute Affiliates, Practicing Affiliates, Candidates for Designation, and Designated members.
  • Recognize how to apply better appraisal business practices, especially regarding client relationships.
  • Identify the major steps in the enforcement of the Appraisal Institute peer review system.
  • Recognize the guidance offered by the Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute.
  • Identify opportunities for improving professionalism.
  • Recognize common ethical dilemmas and identify strategies for resolving them.

Experiences

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (237 pp.)
  • AI Professional Practices Booklet Supplement (152 pp.)

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

Cancellation Policy

$25 fee for cancellation after 12/11.

No refunds after 12/17.

Additional Information

Registration opens at 8:30am.

Class runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm with a one hour break for lunch (on your own).

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.