The East Florida Chapter's 6th Annual Winter Extravaganza in sunny Orlando!
March 6 – 8, 2014
Our Winter Extravaganza offers diverse education and networking, as well as a chance for you and your family to enjoy the Orlando attractions and stay at the Embassy Suites conveniently located on the famous International Drive. To learn more and to register for the Winter Extravaganza, visit www.eflai.org or call 813-651-5904.
Embassy Suites International Drive/Jamaican Court
Bring your family and enjoy staying in the heart of the world's most popular vacation destination just minutes away from Universal Orlando, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, SeaWorld and Disney World along with being walking distance to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The Embassy Suites accommodations are two room suites with hot made-to-order breakfast daily, complimentary evening beverages, and free parking. Also included is free transportation to Universal Studios and Sea World. Rooms are available at a special rate of $125 by calling 1-800-327-9797 and mentioning the Appraisal Institute by February 18, 2014.
Join us for a reception on Thursday, March 6, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM and meet appraisers from across the country. We will provide appetizers and a cash bar. Please RSVP by e-mail to Lauren@eflai.org.
Business Practice and Ethics (March 6, 2014)
Instructor: Robert Sutte, MAI, SRA
This course addresses topics that were not included in the previous version, such as the Guide Notes to Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Numerous Q & As address real-life, up-to-date matters that appraisers encounter in various assignment, including mortgage lending, litigation, property tax appeal, and many more.
Review Theory – Residential (March 6-8, 2014)
Instructor: Craig Harrington, SRA
This course is the fundamental review course that all reviewers should have in their education background. It is a required course for individuals pursing the Appraisal Institute Residential Review Designation. Participants embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps that are outlined through the review process, which is at the core of this course. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness in order to develop opinions of appropriateness and credibility. By taking this course, participants may gain invaluable confidence on the fundamentals of review.
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (March 7-8, 2014)
Instructor: John Underwood, Jr., MAI
Insure that your work for the federal acquisition agencies meets the highest standards. Federal land acquisition programs have unique appraisal needs. This two-day seminar will acquaint participants with these needs and provide practical procedures and solutions to insure appraisal reports fulfill them. Any experienced residential or general appraiser interested in expanding their client base to include federal acquisition agencies will learn to apply the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.
7 Hour National USPAP (March 8, 2014)
Instructor: Robert Sutte, MAI, SRA
This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.
NOTE: An appraiser must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.