Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill , CA March 7-8, 2024


Included Classes


2024-2025 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

03/07/2024 12:00PM
8:00PM EST
Alex Gilbert

This 2024-2025 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course, titled Ethics, Standards, and Your Appraisal Practice, is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and must be completed by appraisers every 2 years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. It is revised on a biennial basis. This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking USPAP competency, including those who are subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements of professional organizations, client groups, or employers.


Laws and Regulations for CA Appraisers

03/08/2024 12:00PM
4:00PM EST
Alex Gilbert
This course was developed to keep licensed and certified California real estate appraisers informed and up-to-date on both federal and state laws and regulations. California BREA now requires that a 20-question open-book final exam must be passed with a score of 70% at the conclusion of class in order to receive credit.

OS: Responding to a Reconsideration of Value (ROV)

03/08/2024 5:00PM
8:00PM EST
Alex Gilbert
Reconsideration of Value (ROV) requests are a common occurrence in mortgage lending appraisals, particularly in overheated markets with high buyer demand. This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the necessity for and best practices for responding to such a request in a sound and professional manner. 
Special emphasis will be given on responding impartially, objectively, and without bias to the ROV, since there are proven methods for handling these requests while adhering to USPAP and applicable regulatory requirements, and maintaining a professional relationship with the client.
The course starts with a brief discussion of how ROVs play a valuable role in the appraisal and mortgage lending process, and proceeds to numerous case studies to demonstrate effective research, analysis and reporting strategies.

Course Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
•    Prepare a professional response to an ROV
•    Identify rules and regulations pertaining to ROVs
•    Recognize USPAP obligations during the ROV process
•    Develop strategies to minimize the occurrence of ROVs