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Appraisal Course Schedule

 

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  • Download a synopsis of the course schedule by month as a printable PDF.
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  • Download EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS as a printable PDF.
 
  Semester Schedule      
  Spring   February through May
  Summer   June through August
  Fall   September through December

Courses will be posted at least 30 days in advance of the beginning of each semester. For questions on upcoming semesters, please call 443-371-7586.

September & October classes now posted. November & December to follow. Download full 1-page Listing of ENTIRE fall schedule above

Next Accredited Green Appraiser (AGA designation) course October 19, 26, November 2

Mark Your Calandars - Fall Dinner Meeting November 1st! Jim Park, Executive Director of the Appraisal Subcommittee to address attendees on Proposed AMC Regulation, potential increase in the de minimus, reaction by Congress on Regulatory Structure hearings, etc

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phone: 443 371-7586 - Fax 410 392-2909 or email us at info@mdappraisers.org.

All courses offered have been approved in MD by the Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraiser, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors. MAA approved courses are accepted in DC, PA, and DE. Credit is also recognized in W. VA for Maryland licencees who hold reciprocal licenses in that state. VA does not pre-approve CE and has historically accepted MAA courses that are approved in MD. For questions on receiving reciprocal credit with these surrounding states, please verify with your individual state boards or commissions. Please note that a number of courses have also been approved for Realtor CE and, where applicable, is indicated in the Notes Column with the course listings below. Please let us know if Realtor credit is needed and provide us with your Realtor License Number.

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Please Note:
Any credential issued on or after January 1, 2015 must be in compliance with the AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria as outlined in the downloadable Education Requirements, above. MD legislation further establishes a Trainee License and requires that individuals in training to become licensed or certified real estate appraisers obtain that license. Without it, they cannot perform or sign appraisals, even under the direct supervision of a certified appraiser. The three-year license will be granted to applicants who successfully complete the 75- hour Appraiser Trainee Module. The license may be renewed one time only for an additional three years (i.e. no career trainees). All renewals trainee, license, and certifications - are subject to the completion of all 42 hours continuing education, including the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course, required for the renewal of all categories of licensure. Please note that the Maryland Real Estate Appraisers Commission requires that a minimum of 2,000 hours experience for the basic appraisal license be acquired over no less than 24 months.

Trainees should take note that the clock for their two year experience requirement is not automatically tied to the issue date of the Trainee License as it does not begin until they actually find a mentor and begin working on a regular basis after the Trainee License has been issued. There is no recognition of experience that may have been accumulated before the Trainee License was issued.

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For more information, please call 443-371-7586. You may also e-mail us at info@mdappraisers.org or fax to our 24-hour fax line at 410-392-2909.

 

July 2016
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Jul. 27-27 National USPAP 2016-2017 Update Course- 7 Hour
(Course 7-270)
Member cost: $175, Non-member cost: $200
New Update! Avoid inadvertent violations and take updates as soon as possible!
7 hours CE Location H
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August 2016
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Aug. 3-3 Changing Circumstances - A Primer on Highest and Best Use Analysis
(Course 7-, Segment 9 am-4 pm)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
Don't fall into the trap of blindly checking a box on the form - it has lead to increasing complaints!Fannie Mae now requires the appraiser to comment on the property's highest and best use
6 hours CE Location H
Aug. 10-10 What is Historic Architecture?
(Course 7, Segment 9 AM-12 noon - Baltimore County Employee Federal Credit Union)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
Before one can become competent in appraising historic properties, having an understanding of what makes a property historic and how these unique properties differ from more conventional assignments is essential
3 Hrs Appraiser & Realtor CE Location H
Aug. 10-10 Construction: A Basic Primer - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly. What to Look for on your Inspections
(Course 7-, Segment afternoon class - 1-4 Baltimore County Employee Federal Credit Union)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
Know what to look for during property inspection with regard to quality and condition of materials, workmanship and finish that impact on the overall value of the property
3 Hours Appraiser & Realtor CE Location H
Aug. 17-17 Understanding the 2-4 Family Appraisal Form
(Course 7-7450, Segment 9 am-4 pm)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
Provides understanding of appraising the small residential income property and completion of Fannie Mae's revised Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Report form.
6 Hr Appraiser and 2 Hr Realtor CE Location H
Aug. 24-24 Dealing With Distressed Properties - Market? or Minefield?
(Course 7-, Segment 9 AM-12 noon - Carroll Community College)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
This course provides insight into the various broad categories of distressed sales - REO, foreclosure, and short sale - and the value implications of each
3 hours CE Location G
Aug. 24-24 The Art of Private Residential Appraisal Assignments
(Course 7-390, Segment afternoon class - 1-4 Carroll Community College)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
Don't confuse USPAP requirements with FNMA/FHLMC requirements or guidelines, which don't apply. Prudent business practices also dictate not to depend solely on mortgage work - diversify your practice to include non-bank/AMC clients!
3 hours CE Location G
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September 2016
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Sep. 8-Oct. 7 75 Hour Appraiser Trainee Module Discount Package (Courses 101, 102, 103, 104, and 105)
(Course 101,102,103,104,105)
Member cost: $1175, Non-member cost: $1400
See individual course descriptions below
75 hours Pre-lic./Cert./CE credit Location H
Sep. 8-8 MAA Fall Trainee Module - Prorated Dues and Application
(Course N/A)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $165
$150 + a one time $15 processing fee Location H
Sep. 8-9 Appraisal Principles I (Course 101)
(Course 1-101)
Member cost: $250, Non-member cost: $275
Purchase the complete 75-hour Trainee Discount Module as a member above and receive a substantial discount off of the total tuition fee if purchased individually
15 hours Pre-lic./Cert./CE Location H
Sep. 13-13 National USPAP 2016-2017 Update Course- 7 Hour
(Course 7-270)
Member cost: $175, Non-member cost: $200
New Update! Avoid inadvertent violations and take updates as soon as possible!
7 hours CE Location H
Sep. 14-14 Water, Water Everywhere - Appraising Waterfront Properties is Complex & Challenging - An Overview to Producing a USPAP Compliant Report
(Course 7-, Segment 9 AM - 12 Noon)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
Appraising waterfront properties is anything but typical and often requires the appraiser to deviate from Guidelines and think outside the box.
3 hours CE Location I
Sep. 14-14 The Effect of Police Power: How Recent Laws and Regulations are Impacting Value
(Course 7-, Segment 1-4 PM)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
This course will provide a better understanding of the influences of these forces on the market, including land value, the general improved market, and construction costs.
3 hours Appraiser and Realtor CE Location I
Sep. 15-16 Appraisal Principles ll - Course 102
(Course 1-102)
Member cost: $250, Non-member cost: $275
Purchase the complete 75-hour Trainee Discount Module as a member above and receive a substantial discount off of the total tuition fee if purchased individually
15 hrs Pre-lic/Cert/CE Location H
Sep. 19-20 Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (Course 204)
(Course 2-204)
Member cost: $265, Non-member cost: $315
Required Qualifying Course + CE for all license renewals
15 hours Pre-lic./Cert./CE credit Location H
Sep. 21-21 Evaluation of Log Home Construction
(Course 7-7140)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
*Revised and updated to reflect changes in technology and building codes*
7.5 Hr Appraiser CE and 6 Hr Realtor CE Location G
Sep. 22-23 Appraisal Procedures I-Course 103
(Course 1-103)
Member cost: $250, Non-member cost: $275
Purchase the complete 75-hour Trainee Discount Module as a member above and receive a substantial discount off of the total tuition fee if purchased individually
15 hrs Pre-lic/Cert/CE Location H
Sep. 29-30 Appraisal Procedures II - Course 104
(Course 1-104)
Member cost: $250, Non-member cost: $275
Purchase the complete 75-hour Trainee Discount Module as a member above and receive a substantial discount off of the total tuition fee if purchased individually
15 hrs Pre-lic/Cert/CE Location H
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October 2016
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Oct. 4-4 Appraising The Foreclosure and Other Non-Lender Appraisal Assignments
(Course 7-055, Segment 9 AM- 12 noon)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
Non Mortgage work has different requirements, including the use of the GPAR form-the UAD should NEVER be used. Learn the differences & diversify!
3 hours CE Location C
Oct. 4-4 Understanding Market Trends and Their Impact on Value
(Course 7-7420, Segment 1-4 PM)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
Understand and interpret signals that the market is providing in order to competently measure their impact
3 hr Appraiser & Realtor CE Location C
Oct. 6-7 National USPAP Course - Standards of Practice & Ethics -15 hour (Course 105)
(Course 1-105)
Member cost: $275, Non-member cost: $300
Purchase the complete 75-hour Trainee Discount Module as a member above and receive a substantial discount off of the total tuition fee if purchased individually
15 hours Pre-lic./Cert./CE credit - AQB Location H
Oct. 11-11 Preservation Easements and Valuation
(Course 7-290, Segment 9 AM - 4 PM)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
The expanded format allows for detailed discussion of the appraisal techniques used to value a property that is impacted by these easements, as well as the valuation required for IRS reports of conservation easement gifts.
6 hours CE Location I
Oct. 14-14 Supervisory Appraiser and Trainee Appraiser Mandatory Course
(Course 7-, Segment 8 AM- 12 noon)
Member cost: $105, Non-member cost: $115
Trainees will not be given experience credit for any work done after January 2015 unless this relationship report has been filed with the Commission and this course taken by both parties.
4 hours CE Location H
Oct. 14-14 Making Your Appraisals Complaint-Proof
(Course 7-, Segment 1-4 PM)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
Focuses on how to reduce the potential for complaints, as well as how to effectively respond to complaints through an understanding of the necessary steps when faced with one
3 hours CE Location H
Oct. 19-Nov. 2 Accredited Green Appraiser Designation (AGA)
(Course 7-, Segment Earn your AGA Designation, set yourself apart, & gain more business!)
Member cost: $545, Non-member cost: $695
Day 1 Wed. Oct 19; Day 2 Wed. Oct 26; Day 3 Wed.Nov 2. This specialized competency is critically important to avoid complaints being filed! Fannie Mae requires appraisers to have "green" competency when you accept these orders
21 hours CE Earn your AGA designation Location H
Oct. 28-28 Basic Math for Real Estate Appraisers (Refresher for Practicing Appraisers and Prep class for Statistics)
(Course 7-095)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
Developed to prepare students for the Statistics, Modeling, and Finance class (Course 301), as well as as a refresher course to assist practicing appraisers with required math used in the appraisal process, especially more complex assignments
7 Hours CE Location I
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December 2016
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Dec. 31-31 EXAM PREP Downloadable Software: AQB Licensing and Certified Residential National Appraisal Examination
(Course MAA Member Services)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $90
Access code will be provided by MAA after purchase is processed
Self paced study MAA Office - Shipped
Dec. 31-31 Course Certificate of Completion Replacement Fee
(Course Requires Office Contact )
Member cost: $10, Non-member cost: $25
Contact MAA Offices Assistance
Per certificate as required MAA Office
Dec. 31-31 Members Only Hyperlink from MAA's website to your own
(Course N/A)
Member cost: $10, Non-member cost: $0
annually
Members Only service MAA Office
Dec. 31-31 MAA Membership and Application- Prorated through Dec/2016
(Course 1)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $165
new and lapsed members
12/31/2016 MAA Office
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Location A
Cecil County Board of Realtors
1 Brown Court
Elkton, MD 21921
410 398-4844
Coming from south on Rt. 40, make a left on Rt. 279 (you will see the YMCA), the Elkton Middle School turn right on North Street, cross over R.R. track, come to red light, turn left, look for a small brick office building. The 1 Brown Court is behind that building. The Town of Elkton Offices will be right across the street from the office complex.
Location B
Anne Arundel Community College
Glen Burnie Town Center
101 Crain Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
410-777-2945
Crain Hwy & Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd., Anne Arundel County ADC, Map 7, K2, Free public parking across the street
Location C
University Center (Formerly the HEAT Center)
1201 Technology Drive
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410 638-2500
Exit 85 N or W on MD 22 justoff I-95, Harford County, ADC, Map 19, H10, Check course listing for room numbers, Directions/maps can be faxed
Location D
Hagerstown Community College
Merle Elliott Conference Center Programs Building
11400 Robinhood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-790-2800, ext 520
All parking is in Lot F- follow signs to the Merle Elliott Conference Center Parking
Location E
Harford Community College - Main Campus
Fallston Hall - Room 203
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
410 836-4000
Location F
The Riggs Building
7411 Riggs Road
Suite 412, Classroom A
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Prince Georges County ADC, Map 6, H12
Location G
Carroll Community College
Main Campus
1601 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
1-888-221-9748 ext 8100
Carroll County, ADC, Map 19, G12, Directions/maps can be faxed
Location I
Chesapeake College
WYE MILLS CAMPUS
1000 College Drive
(Route 50/213)
Wye Mills, MD 21679
410 822-5400/827-5835
Visit the MAA website at: www.mdappraisers.org, "News & Opportunities" For directions from points east and west
The Bowman Restaurant and Pub
The Bowman Restaurant & Pub
9306 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
410 665-8600
BC ADC Map 28, E8
MAA Office - Shipped
MAA Office
North East, MD
PO Box 774
North East, MD 21901
443 371-7586
MAA Office
MAA Office
PO Box 774
North East, MD 21901
Location H
Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union
8640 Ridgley's Choice Drive
Perry Hall, Maryland 21236
410 248-9041
BC ADC Map 28, J7 I-695, exit 32. North on Belair Road (US 1). Go roughly 1.5 miles to Ridgely's Choice Road. Turn left to the Credit Union. Parking lot for students is to the left of the building.
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