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Appraisal Course Schedule

 

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  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.

Trainee Module Begins September 7th- 16% Savings Available- see below

Nov 13- MAA Dinner-Chair of AQB to provide Overview and status of Proposed Changes to Qualification Criteria

Earn Your Designation in this Rapidly Changing Technology - Next Accredited Green Appraiser (AGA) Designation Class November 2, 9, 16

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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. For Delaware, please submit this form (ask MAA for the course description and outline). 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.

Residential Licensing and Certification EXAM PREP Downloadable Software for the AQB Licensing and Certified Residential National Appraisal Examinations - Self paced study software- Go to the end of the course listings below to order online.

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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.

 

October 2017
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Oct. 10-10 What's Going 'Round Under The Ground? Part I Wells and Septic Systems
(Course 07-, Segment NEW OFFERING 9 AM-12 Noon)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
What you need to know and why you need to know it! Don't risk a complaint being filed because you failed to recognize when an adjustment, which could be sizeable, was needed.
3 hours CE Location C
Oct. 10-10 What's Going 'Round Under The Ground? Part II Public Water and Sewer Service
(Course 07-, Segment NEW OFFERING - 1-4 PM)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
What you need to know and why you need to know it including the effect when developing market value of unimproved land, as well as when comparing properties improved with well & septic vs water & sewer
3 hours CE Location C
Oct. 13-13 What Is It Worth? Understanding Residential Market Values
(Course 7-470, Segment 9-12 Noon- Rockville Location)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
The seminar takes a look at paired sales analysis as well as providing methods to determine the value of various elements of comparison in differing market areas
3 hours Appraiser and Realtor CE Location B
Oct. 13-13 Supervisory Appraiser and Trainee Appraiser Mandatory Course
(Course 7-, Segment 1-5 pm- Rockville Location)
Member cost: $105, Non-member cost: $115
Please Register for this mandated course that follows the completion of the 75 hour module. Trainees will not be given experience credit for any work performed unless that relationship report has been filed and this course taken by both parties.
4 hours CE Location B
Oct. 17-17 Understanding Maryland's Historic Treasures
(Course 7-, Segment NEW OFFERING! Individual case studies will be presented that will tie it all together.)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
Included will be a presentation of resource material and where to research for additional data, such as local, state, and national historic registries, etc.
7 hours CE Location G
Oct. 19-20 Appraising Small Commercial Properties (Course 503 Elective)
(Course 5-503 Elective, Segment 9-5:30 - Rockville location)
Member cost: $275, Non-member cost: $325
Qualifying elective for either certification and also is an excellent introductory continuing ed course for the experienced residential appraiser who is interested in also appraising small commercial properties.
15 hours Pre-lic/Cert/CE Location B
Oct. 24-24 An Overview of Manufactured and Modular Dwellings, Mobile Home Parks & Land Ownership
(Course 7-, Segment 9-4 PM)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
This type of construction IS NOT the same as stick built homes and becomes more complex with stick built additions. Don't get fooled by how they might look as their values can be very different.
6 Hr Appraiser & Realtor CE Location H
Oct. 26-27 Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use (Course 201)
(Course 2-201, Segment Required Qualifying Course & Excellent CE for renewal)
Member cost: $265, Non-member cost: $315
Don't fall into the trap of blindly checking a box on the form - it has lead to increasing complaints when circumstances, such as changing uses around the home, physical or other legal restrictions no longer support residential use
15 hours Pre-licensing/Certification/CE Location H
Oct. 31-31 National USPAP 2018-2019 Update Course- 7 Hour
(Course 07, Segment NEW UPDATE!)
Member cost: $175, Non-member cost: $200
New Update! Avoid inadvertent violations and be among the first to take updates as soon as possible!
7 hours CE Location H
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November 2017
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Nov. 1-1 Developing and Supporting Adjustments
(Course 7-, Segment NEW!)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
A report should contain adequate information to address all of the client's concerns to avoid further clarifications & corrections. Developed to provide a fresh look at the process of identifying, extracting, and properly supporting adjustments.
7 hours CE Location C
Nov. 2-16 Accredited Green Appraiser Designation (AGA)
(Course 7-, Segment 9-5:Rockville!Earn your AGA Designation in this rapidly evolving field & gain more business! )
Member cost: $545, Non-member cost: $695
Day 1 Thurs. Nov 2; Day 2 Thurs. Nov 9; Day 3 Thurs. Nov 16. 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 B
Nov. 7-7 Waterfront Around The Bay
(Course 7-, Segment Competency is imperitive before you accept these complex assignments )
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
All waterfront is not the same.This course takes a look at how the market perceives the value and/or impact attributed to the differences among the various types or body of water, region, governing laws, and property specific amenities
7 hours CE Location I
Nov. 13-13 Hit the HELP Button: Q&A
(Course 7-, Segment NEW OFFERING! Prior to the MAA Fall Dinner Meeting)
Member cost: $65, Non-member cost: $75
Attend BOTH the class and the dinner and save $5.00 on the combination- See Listings below!
3 hours CE The Bowman Restaurant and Pub
Nov. 13-13 MAA Fall 2017 Dinner Meeting (Dinner Only)
(Course 7-, Segment Attend BOTH the class and the dinner and save $5.00 on the combination)
Member cost: $39, Non-member cost: $39
Joe Traynor, Chair of the AQB, to provide an overview and status of proposed changes to the Qualification Criteria
Non-credit Activity The Bowman Restaurant and Pub
Nov. 13-13 MAA Fall 2017 Dinner Meeting - (Dinner and Class)
(Course 7-, Segment Register for BOTH the class and the dinner and save $5.00 on the combination)
Member cost: $99, Non-member cost: $109
Joe Traynor, Chair of the AQB, to provide an overview and status of proposed changes to the Qualification Criteria
3 Hr CE The Bowman Restaurant and Pub
Nov. 15-15 Understanding Market Trends and Their Impact on Value
(Course 7-7420, Segment 9 AM to 12 Noon)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
In this changing market, the appraiser is faced with challenges that mandate skill and competency as a professional to avoid USPAP violations.
3 hr Appraiser & Realtor CE Location H
Nov. 15-15 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 influence these forces have on the market, including land value, the general improved market, and construction costs
3 hours Appraiser and Realtor CE Location H
Nov. 28-28 National USPAP 2018-2019 Update Course- 7 Hour
(Course 07, Segment New Update! Avoid inadvertent violations and be among the first to take updates as soon as possible!)
Member cost: $175, Non-member cost: $200
NEW UPDATE
7 hours CE Location G
Nov. 30-30 Every Appraiser's Nightmare - A Review of Disciplinary Cases
(Course 7-, Segment NEW OFFERING! 9 AM-12 Noon.Covers complaints filed in the State of Maryland and Delaware)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
A review of rationale for disciplining the licensee with special emphasis on the specific as well as general areas that have been determined to have been the most problematic.
3 hours CE Location I
Nov. 30-30 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 I
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December 2017
Class Description or Purchasing other Services Notes Location
Dec. 5-5 Growing Value: A More Comprehensive Look at Agricultural Appraising
(Course 7-, Segment NEW!)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
7 hr CE Location H
Dec. 7-7 Staying Current on Appraising Energy Efficient Homes
(Course 7-, Segment 8-12: Qualifies for AGA Recertification as well as continuing education toward license renewals)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
serves as both an overview of high-efficiency home construction, testing, and appraisal, and a refresher for appraisers who have earned the AGA (Accredited Green Appraiser) designation.
4 hr CE Location H
Dec. 7-7 Analysis: The heart of an Appraisal
(Course 7-, Segment NEW OFFERING! 1-4: Developed within the context of USPAP and FannieMae requirements)
Member cost: $75, Non-member cost: $95
delves into those analyses to help appraisers improve the highest & best use, sales comparison, residential income, and reconciliation sections of their report
3 Hours CE Location H
Dec. 12-12 Expert Witness
(Course 7-145, Segment Be Prepared! Receive practical hints for testifying as an expert)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $215
Even if you never intended to have to appear in court, you never know when an appraisal done for a divorce or an estate might require you to testify as an expert witness
7 hours CE Location H
Dec. 14-14 National USPAP 2018-2019 Update Course- 7 Hour
(Course 07, Segment New Update!)
Member cost: $175, Non-member cost: $200
New Update! Avoid inadvertent violations and be among the first to take updates as soon as possible!
7 hours CE Location I
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 Appraiser Trainees - Reduced Membership Dues and Application
(Course N/A)
Member cost: $165, Non-member cost: $165
New and renewing trainees MAA Office
Dec. 31-31 MAA Membership Dues Renewal for 2018
(Course New&lapsed members use new member application)
Member cost: $200, Non-member cost: $0
New and lapsed members use the new member application below
2018 MAA Office
Dec. 31-31 MAA Membership Dues- New & Lapsed Members - includes one time set-up fee
(Course 0-N/A)
Member cost: $215, Non-member cost: $215
2018 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
Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors
Suite 100
15201 Diamondback Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
301 590-8787
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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