The Western Pennsylvania Chapter Welcomes You!

It is the vision of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Appraisal Institute to be the leading organization of real estate appraisers known for its commitment to professionalism and its dedication to the success of its members, candidates for designation, affiliates and their firms. The Chapter will serve the community of real estate valuation professionals by providing and developing a relevant, robust, diverse and sustainable structure through educational offerings and programs to enhance the chapter experience.

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter Welcomes You!

It is the vision of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Appraisal Institute to be the leading organization of real estate appraisers known for its commitment to professionalism and its dedication to the success of its members, candidates for designation, affiliates and their firms.  The Chapter will serve the community of real estate valuation professionals by providing and developing a relevant, robust, diverse and sustainable structure through educational offerings and programs to enhance the chapter experience.

Feb
8
Wed
CREW Pittsburgh @ The Duquesne Club
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Grant Street Deceit – Were YOU Overbilled on Real Estate Taxes?

  • 11:00 AM: Check-in opens
  • 11:30 AM: Lunch is served
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Program

In November 2022, an Allegheny County Judge ruled that the county had “cooked the books” in its sales validation process, artificially inflating assessment-to-market-value ratio by over 17 percentage points! If you or your clients have participated in assessment appeals since 2017, you most likely are overpaying taxes.

Join CREW Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Appraisal Institute as we host Anthony Barna, MAI, of IRR, and Sharon DiPaolo, Esquire, of Siegel Jennings Property Tax Law, to break down the impact on taxpayers and update us on the legal battle to remedy the wrong.

Feb
17
Fri
2022-2023 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course @ Holiday Inn Express/Suites - Greentree
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Uniform Standards of Prof. Appraisal Practice

  • Check in: 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Class Time: 7 hours
  • Exam Hours: N/A
  • Speaker: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS            

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (82 pp.)
  • Reference Manual (116 pp.)
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

This is the newest USPAP 7-Hour Update Course, 2022-2023

*Not every state has approved this newest edition of USPAP. It is currently approved in Pennsylvania. Please check with your State for approvals before registering to ensure you receive state continuing education credits.*

Check 2022-2023 USPAP State Approvals HERE

Students are required to bring their own copy of the current USPAP (shows 2020-2021 on the front cover) to class. The USPAP publication did not change for 2022. For more information, see The Appraisal Foundation’s FAQs.

Tuition includes a downloaded version of the NEWLY required reference manual and the course handbook. Students that wish to have a printed copy of materials may opt to do so at an additional $15.00 shipping fee.


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.

Feb
24
Fri
Pennsylvania State Appraisal Regulations (3 Hours) @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Additional Information

  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Speaker: Elaine Kirsch, MAI, SRA
  • Coffee, tea and water throughout the day…no other food included. Students are on their own for lunch.

Hotel Accommodations:

  • For room accommodations contact the Holiday Inn Express/Suites [formerly the Best Western), 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070).
  • Discounted room rate per night, advise that you are with Appraisal Institute when making your reservation.
  • The Holiday Inn offers a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and pool.

Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

Any questions contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com


National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

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.

Property Assessment in Pennsylvania @ Holiday Inn Express/Suites - Greentree
Feb 24 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • 4.0 CE hours – Pennsylvania only
  • Presenter: Michael Suley

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

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.

Questions?

Contact Kari Ballenger at (412) 563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com

Mar
10
Fri
Inconsistency: Hiding in Plain Sight in your Residential Appraisal @ Via ZOOM
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL APPRAISERS!

This 7-hour residential seminar is filling up fast, but we still have room for a few more. REGISTER TODAY!

 

Non-Lender Examples – Next Level Analysis

The last thing you want in your residential appraisal report is inconsistency. Yet it happens to even the most seasoned appraisers. This fast-paced seminar, which focuses on non-lender work, will identify the most significant inconsistencies that can have a major impact on the credibility of your report.

Topics highlighted include the definition of market value, market analysis and highest and best use, the three approaches, functional and external obsolescence, and reconciliation. If you want to improve your appraisal reports, expand your practice to include non-lender work, or participate in interesting and lively discussions that every residential appraiser or reviewer can relate to, this seminar is for you!

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.


National Disclaimer

Livestream Education Exception

Please note that not all states have approved Livestream education, therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for livestream education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

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.

Mar
16
Thu
Getting It Right from the Start: A Workout Plan for Your Scope of Work @ Manufacturer & Business Conference Center
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Continuing Education Class Time: 7 hours
  • Exam Hours: N/A
  • Instructor:  Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Seminar Materials Include:

  • Pre-class Memo (1 p.)
  • Seminar Handbook (205 pp.)
  • Downloads (2.3 MB)

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

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.
Apr
5
Wed
Basic Appraisal Principles (30 Hours) @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Apr 5 @ 8:30 am – Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm
  • Qualifying Education
  • Class Time: 28 hours
  • Exam Hours: 2.00
  • Check in: 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Instructor: Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (430 pp.)
  • Suggested Solutions (160 pp.)
The Appraisal Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: nasba.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

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.

Apr
17
Mon
Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 Hours) @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm

Qualifying Education

  • Class Time: 28 hours
  • Exam Hours: 2.00
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am (First day only)
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Instructor: Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Tuition includes download version of class materials only, there are additional charges for shipping of the printed copy of materials.

Coffee, tea and water throughout the day…no other food included. Students are on their own for lunch.

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (436 pp.)
  • Student Handout (10 pp.)
  • Solutions Booklet (90 pp.)
The Appraisal Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: nasba.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Hotel Accommodations

  • For room accommodations contact the Holiday Inn Express/Suites [formerly the Best Western), 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070).
  • Discounted room rate per night, advise that you are with Appraisal Institute when making your reservation.
  • The Holiday Inn offers a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and pool.

Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

Any questions contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com.


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.

Apr
21
Fri
2022-2023 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course @ Via ZOOM
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Uniform Standards of Prof. Appraisal Practice

  • Class Time: 7 hours
  • Exam Hours: N/A
  • Check in: 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Course Materials

  • Course Handbook (82 pp.)
  • Reference Manual (116 pp.)

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.

 

Livestream Education Exception

Please note that not all states have approved Livestream education, therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for livestream education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

 


Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

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.

 

Apr
24
Mon
15-Hour National USPAP Course
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm

Uniform Standards of Prof. Appraisal Practice

  • Class Time: 15 hours
  • Exam Hours: 1.00
  • Check in: 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Instructor Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Students are required to bring their own copy of the current USPAP (shows 2020-2021 on the front cover) to class. The USPAP publication did not change for 2022. For more information, see The Appraisal Foundation’s FAQs here.

Tuition includes a downloaded version of the NEWLY required reference manual and the course handbook. Students that wish to have a printed copy of materials may opt to do so at an additional $15.00 shipping fee.

Course Materials Include:

Course Handbook (192 pp.)

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.

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.


Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

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.

Apr
28
Fri
Pennsylvania State Appraisal Regulations (3 Hours) @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Instructor: Elaine Kirsch
  • Coffee, tea and water throughout the day…no other food included. Students are on their own for lunch.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.


Additional Information

Hotel Accommodations

  • For room accommodations contact the Holiday Inn Express/Suites [formerly the Best Western), 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070).
  • Discounted room rate per night, advise that you are with Appraisal Institute when making your reservation.
  • The Holiday Inn offers a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and pool.

Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

Any questions contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com


National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

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.

Measuring Western PA Properties According to ANSI Standards @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION COMING SOON.

May
25
Thu
Inconsistency – Hiding in Plain Sight in your Residential Appraisal @ Manufacturer & Business Conference Center
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Non-Lender Examples—Next Level Analysis

  • Class Time: 7 Hours
  • Exam Hours: N/A
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Instructor: Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Tuition includes download version of class materials only. There are additional charges for shipping of the printed copy of materials.

Continental breakfast and lunch included, as well as freshly baked chocolate cookies in the afternoon!

Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

Any questions contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.


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.

Jun
16
Fri
7 Hour USPAP Update (2022-2023 version) @ Via ZOOM
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Uniform Standards of Prof. Appraisal Practice

  • Class Time: 7 hours
  • Exam Hours: N/A
  • Instructor: Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

National Disclaimer

Livestream Education Exception

Please note that not all states have approved Livestream education, therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for livestream education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

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.

Jun
23
Fri
Pennsylvania State Appraisal Regulations @ Via ZOOM
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • 3 Hours
  • Instructor: Elaine Kirsch, MAI, SRA

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

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.

Appraising Real vs. Personal Property (4 Hours) @ Via ZOOM
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Aug
14
Mon
General Appraiser Income Approach (Part 1) 30 Hours @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm
  • Qualifying Education
    • Class Time: 27 hours
    • Exam Hours: 3.00
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am (First day only)
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

 

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (488 pp.)
  • Solutions Booklet / Self-Study Problems (390 pp.)

The Appraisal Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: nasba.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Additional Information

Tuition includes download version of class materials only, there are additional charges for shipping of the printed copy of materials.

Coffee, tea and water throughout the day…no other food included. Students are on their own for lunch.


Hotel Accommodations:

For room accommodations contact the Holiday Inn Express/Suites [formerly the Best Western), 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070). Discounted room rate per night, advise that you are with Appraisal Institute when making your reservation. The Holiday Inn offers a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and pool.

Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

Questions? Contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com


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.

Aug
21
Mon
General Appraiser Income Approach (Part 2) 27 Hours @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm
  • Qualifying Education
    • Class Time: 27 hours
    • Exam Hours: 3.00
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am (First day only)
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Instructor: Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (489 pp.)
  • Solutions Booklet and Self-Study Problems (396 pp.)
  • Case Study Solutions (48 pp.)
  • Symbols & Formulas (18 pp.)

The Appraisal Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: nasba.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Additional Information

Coffee, tea and water throughout the day…no other food included. Students are on their own for lunch.

Tuition includes download version of class materials only, there are additional charges for shipping of the printed copy of materials.

Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

 


Hotel Accommodations

For room accommodations contact the Holiday Inn Express/Suites [formerly the Best Western), 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070). Discounted room rate per night, advise that you are with Appraisal Institute when making your reservation. The Holiday Inn offers a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and pool.

Questions? Contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com


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.

Sep
7
Thu
Business Practice & Ethics (6 Hours) @ Manufacturer & Business Conference Center, Erie, PA
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Class Time: 6 Hours
  • 
Exam Hours: N/A
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am
  • Class begins: 8:30am
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch included!!
  • Instructor: Oscar L. Hill, Jr., MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

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.
Tuition includes download version of class materials only.  There are additional charges for shipping of the printed copy of materials.
Continental breakfast and lunch included, as well as freshly baked chocolate cookies in the afternoon!
Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.
Questions? Contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com.

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.

Oct
11
Wed
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (Part 1) @ Holiday Inn Express/Suites - Greentree
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

Qualifying Education

  • Class Time: 14 hours
  • Exam Hours: 1.00
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am (First day only)
  • Class begins: 8:30am

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (239 pp.)
  • Case Study Booklet (61 pp.)
  • Reference Guide (56 pp.)
  • Downloads (1.7 KB)
Please CLICK HERE to download the REQUIRED files BEFORE the course begins for important tips and tools.
To ensure success in this course, it is important that you watch a short preclass video, which details the unique expectations not only for this course/package, but also the preclass assignment as well.
You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.
Tuition includes download version of class materials only, there are additional charges for shipping of the printed copy of materials.
Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.
Coffee, tea and water throughout the day…no other food included. Students are on their own for lunch.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Hotel Accommodations

For room accommodations contact the Holiday Inn Express/Suites [formerly the Best Western), 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070). Discounted room rate per night, advise that you are with Appraisal Institute when making your reservation. The Holiday Inn offers a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and pool.
Any questions contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com.

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.

Oct
13
Fri
Advanced Residential Report Writing (Part 2) @ Holiday Inn Express / Suites - Greentree
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS

  • Qualifying Education
  • Class Time: 28 hours
  • Exam Hours: 2.00
  • Check in: 8:00-8:30am (First day only)
  • Class begins: 8:30am

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (254 pp.)
  • Pre-Class Downloads (53 KB)

Please CLICK HERE to download the REQUIRED files BEFORE the course begins for important tips and tools.

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

Tuition includes download version of class materials only, there are additional charges for shipping of the printed copy of materials.

Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago upon submission of the on-line Instructor Evaluation.

Coffee, tea and water throughout the day…no other food included. Students are on their own for lunch.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 – 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Hotel Accommodations

For room accommodations contact the Holiday Inn Express/Suites [formerly the Best Western), 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070). Discounted room rate per night, advise that you are with Appraisal Institute when making your reservation. The Holiday Inn offers a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and pool.

Any questions contact Kari Ballenger at 412-563-1900 or karib@realtorspgh.com.


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.

Feb
8
Wed
CREW Pittsburgh @ The Duquesne Club
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Grant Street Deceit – Were YOU Overbilled on Real Estate Taxes?

  • 11:00 AM: Check-in opens
  • 11:30 AM: Lunch is served
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Program

In November 2022, an Allegheny County Judge ruled that the county had “cooked the books” in its sales validation process, artificially inflating assessment-to-market-value ratio by over 17 percentage points! If you or your clients have participated in assessment appeals since 2017, you most likely are overpaying taxes.

Join CREW Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Appraisal Institute as we host Anthony Barna, MAI, of IRR, and Sharon DiPaolo, Esquire, of Siegel Jennings Property Tax Law, to break down the impact on taxpayers and update us on the legal battle to remedy the wrong.

Thank you to Western PA Chapter

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