October 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
via ZOOM
$125 member and non-members
  • 10:30 am – 4:00 pm  
  • 5 CE hours, with 30 minute lunch  
  • Approved for NJ CE credit. PA will give reciprocal credits.      
  • Instructor: Susanne Curran, MAI, AI-GRS

Spotlight on Common Errors:  We will address problem areas that often are observed in appraisal reports submitted to the Appraisal Institute for admission and ethics screening. You will review most commonly noted reporting errors, review commonly noted methodology errors, review the characteristics of convincing appraisal reports.

Spotlight on Record Keeping:  We will discuss workfiles. A workfile is required by USPAP for all appraisals, appraisal consulting, and appraisal review assignments. In this program you will learn why USPAP requires a workfile for all appraisals and what it must contain. You will also learn when a workfile needs to be created, where it should be kept, and for how long.

Spotlight on Review:  We will focus on USPAP requirements relating to review, with practical guidance on the challenges reviewers face in providing review services. We will address the numerous misconceptions about review and how USPAP’s scope of work concept applies. You will discuss practices that improve efficiency and make sense in the real world, including identifying the subject of review. Participants will also discuss a handy checklist of 13 items that will be important to any reviewer completing an appraisal report; you will also learn the correct terminology to use in a review report.



Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information. You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic. Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com


Disclaimer Information

CE is APPROVED with the NJ state board. It was not submitted to any other states.

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.