Capital Update
November 30, 2010
Upcoming Education

December 9, 2010 - 7 Hour USPAP, Rockville, MD
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December 10, 2010 - Business Practices & Ethics, Rockville, MD
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In This Issue

USPAP and Business Practices - December 9-10  
AIDC Loses Long-Time Member and Friend, Thomas O'Halloran, Jr. SRA
Mark Your Calendar for AIDC's 2011 Education and Events 
Expand Your Professional Network - Join an AI Community
New Members
Want to Boost Your Income? Become a Designated Member!

USPAP and Business Practices 

USPAP 7-Hour Update - December 9: 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. Click here for details.

Business Practices & Ethics - December 10: This course addresses topics that were not included in the older version such as International Standards, diversity, and Regulation No. 5. The examples and case studies address real-life, up-to-date matters such as mortgage fraud and advocacy. The course contains relevant and much-needed information for members. The content emphasizes

  • which standards apply to Appraisal Institute members and when they apply
  • the key principles of the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute
  • how to identify and avoid behavior that violates the Code of Professional Ethics
  • the correct way for Associate and Designated Members to use the Appraisal Institute's designations, emblems, and logo
  • how the Appraisal Institute's enforcement process works and what it means to an individual member
  • the importance of diversity as business strategy
  • business practices that are unacceptable in a customer service industry such as appraisal practice and ways to avoid unacceptable practices

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AIDC Loses Long-Time Member and Friend, Thomas O'Halloran, Jr. SRA

We're very sorry to report the passing of long-time member and friend, Thomas J. O'Halloran, Jr. SRA. He is survived by his wife Sharon and children, Kathleen, Thomas and Michael. Tom served the profession and the association in many ways and will be missed by all.

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Mark Your Calendar for AIDC's 2011 Education and Events

Mark your calendars for our upcoming 2011 education and event offerings. Details to come soon!

  • January 12 - Residential Appraisal Update
  • January 19 - Holiday Party & New Board Installation
  • February 18 - Intro to Appraising Green Buildings
  • March - Residential Appraisal Policy Update
  • March 10-11 - Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications
  • April 14-15 - Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition
  • May - MD/DC Joint Conference
  • June 8 - Build Your Business with Social Media
  • September 16 - Analytics with the Site To Do Business
  • October - Real Estate Update
  • October - Introduction to Conservation Easement Valuation
  • November 17 - Residential Curriculum Update
  • November 17-18 - General Curriculum Update
  • November - Appraisers Roundtable
  • December 15 - 7-Hour USPAP Update
  • December 16 - Business Practices & Ethics
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Expand Your Professional Network - Join an AI Community

The AI Communities of Practice is a new member benefit available to all Appraisal Institute members. The AI Communities serve as a convenient, online meeting place for AI members with shared interests. As long as you have Internet access, you can login from any computer and:

  • Exchange news and share information with your colleagues.
  • Check the AI Communities' calendar to stay abreast of upcoming events.
  • Participate in online discussion boards.
  • Suggest a poll to your community facilitator.
  • Chat online – in real time – with other members of your Community

Click here to get started.


Associate Members: Please note that the Appraisal Institute is adhering strictly to the Regulation Nos. 1 and 2 requirement that all Associate members must complete the Appraisal Institute course Business Practices and Ethics as a part of their Standards and Ethics cycle requirements.

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