Appraisal Institute
P.O. Box 59
Bellaire, TX 77402
Tel: (713) 668-1757
The Appraisal Institute offers world-class education that will help you advance your career. The Houston Chapter is a leader in course offerings. If you are interested in enrolling in these courses and you are from outside of the Houston area, the Appraisal Institute is happy to provide you with a hotel discount at the La Quinta Westchase.

28-Hour Re-Certification Virtual Seminars

Approved for AI and ACE Credits 

November 17 & 30, December 7 & 13


2022-2023 7-Hour USPAP Update

Robert Moorman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - REGISTER HERE

The 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance undertaken by appraisers. The course emphasizes the application of USPAP in everyday practice, which will help clarify commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP. Appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers, will greatly benefit from the content presented in the course.    


Appraising Condos Co-ops, and PUDs

Larry Wright, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Wednesday, November 30, 2022  - REGISTER HERE
Single-family attached homes like condominiums, cooperatives, and townhouses are the primary housing option in many urban markets. New construction detached houses are typically in subdivisions and master plan communities. Age-restricted communities are popular with retirees. Most of these developments have one thing in common: they all have associations which are governed by condominium declarations, bylaws, and/or covenants, conditions, and restrictions which affect the bundle of rights. The first part of this seminar builds the foundation for the discussion on appraising residential properties in community associations. You'll learn why it is necessary to know how to identify the property type, why it is important to have a full understanding of the governing documents, why you need to understand where it is located, and why it's critical to analyze the market. From there, you'll examine the four specific groups of community organizations: condominiums, cooperatives, planned unit developments (PUDs), and condominium hotels.

Advanced Land valuation: Sound solutions to Perplexing Problems 

Larry Wright, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - REGISTER HERE
By examining unusual and complex land valuation assignments, this seminar takes concepts covered in the Appraisal Institute curriculum to the next level. In addition to lecture, discussion, and Q&A, sample case studies will demonstrate, primarily in Excel, conceptual and practical applications that participants will be able to incorporate into their day-to-day work. The seminar will suggest strategies for performing these assignments.                                                 

Getting It Right from the Start: A Workout Plan for Your Scope of Work 

Robert Moorman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - REGISTER HERE

The scope of work decision is the most critical one you will make in the development of an appraisal.  After identifying the key elements of the assignment, you decide what needs to be done to arrive at assignment results that address the needs of the intended users of the appraisal. This seminar will help you become familiar with the broad range of services that you can offer under USPAP and give you practice determining the appropriate scope of work for various types of assignments. Return to your office with greater confidence when making scope  of work decisions.

More Information on Appraisal Institute Education:

Explore a Career in Real Estate Valuation - Interested in exploring a challenging, dynamic career in real estate valuation? Find out how to start your career.

Educational Requirements for Appraisal Institute Designations – For a summary of requirements for our MAI and SRA designations, view the MAI/SRA requirement charts.

Continuing Education (CE) - The Appraisal Institute offers programs that fulfill both state and Appraisal Institute CE requirements. View answers to frequently asked CE questions.

Nationwide Education Programs – To view education programs offered throughout the United States, click here.