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September 17, 2012
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Welcome to New Members!

Mark William Grell
Kaet Ruffner
Keri G Turner

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Help Strengthen Our Profession: Designated Members as Candidate Advisors

Are you interested in helping to grow the ranks of designated members? If so, you can help Candidates for Designation by becoming an Advisor for Candidates. Key roles and responsibilities for Advisors are as follows:

  1. To know the basic requirements for the MAI and/or SRA designations.
  2. To have regular contact (at least quarterly) with the Candidate in person, via phone and/or via email;
  3. To respond to the Candidate’s questions, concerns, and requests as appropriate;
  4. To encourage and help the Candidate with creating achievable timelines for completing designation requirements;
  5. To monitor the Candidate’s progress towards designated membership on the timelines created and to encourage the Candidate to be accountable for meeting such timelines;
  6. To encourage the Candidate to complete all designation requirements and become a Designated Member;
  7. To guide the Candidate to appropriate resources, such as Appraisal Institute admissions staff members and information on the Appraisal Institute web site;
  8. To coach the Candidate through active listening, observation and support;and
  9. To encourage the Candidate to manage his/her own learning.

For more information, go to the advisor information section of the Candidate for Designation portion of our website at this link.

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Want to Boost Your Income? Become a Designated Member!

A statistically significant higher proportion of designated members earn more than $100,000 per year compared to associate members and nonmember appraisers. Click here for a salary comparison.

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In This Issue
Virtual Chapter Meeting – 11:30am Wednesday, September 26

Please join us at 11:30am on Wednesday, September 26 to discuss several issues of importance to appraisers in the metro DC area. Topics we'll cover include:

  • Recent legislative and regulatory initiatives in MD and VA which directly affect area appraisers
  • AIDC's plans to support the Candidate for Designation program
  • Proposals for 2013 continuing education

We'll be looking for your input on these and other relevant issues. Click the link below to register today!


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Candidate for Designation Program - Congratulations to Candidates to Date!

Congratulations to our Candidates for Designation to date!

Darrell R. Adams
James M. Audas, Jr.
Marshall A. Burke
William E. Culbertson
Bruce H. Davis, Jr., SRA
Alisa R. Delice
James M. Dorey, Jr.
Gary Dove
Phillip C. Elliott
Courtney Vance Griffith
Joseph A. Grouby
Fred Irby, IV
Carolyn Kakareka
Darryl L. Kearney
William A. Kittilstad
Sandra L. Lassere
Mark M. Marden, SRA
Lawrence I. McGuire, Jr
Philip A. Mottola
Greggie D. Pascual
Christopher B. Roberts
Mary L. Schweitzer
Michael A. Seetin
Matthew A. Smith
Rita E. Spence
Joseph Tamres
Sidney V. Tidwell
Peter A. Wolman

Take advantage of this great opportunity to increase your market value. Click here and follow the link titled "Sign Up". 

A couple of key points / reminders / clarifications:

  • No fees are due now
  • The early election period (which ends 8/31/12) saves you $55 on your annual fee
  • The early election period is primarily for planning purposes\Candidates will be able to select their own Advisors or ask to be paired with an Advisor (once Advisors are approved)
  • Affiliates and Practicing Affiliates electing into Candidate status after 1/1/2013 will be subject to the CURRENT designation requirements, and may risk taking additional classes and/or losing credit for classes.  For example, Advanced Education must be taken within the past 10 years, and everyone is required to pass the new advanced "Quantitative Analysis" exam.  You retain your current "path" if you elect into Candidacy by 12/31/2012; otherwise, you risk being subject to new requirements.

When January 1st hits, AI's database will automatically begin differentiating between Designated members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates.  If you have ANY interest in pursuing designated membership, we ask that you complete the Candidate election form now.  Enrolling early helps everyone.  Even if you are on track for becoming designated by the end of the year, please go ahead and fill out the form.  FYI... The December 2012 Comp Exam will NOT be graded until January 4th, 2013, so don't fall between the cracks. 

Alternatively, if you have no plans to seek designated membership at this time, please complete page 2 of the election form, which indicates that you are not pursuing designated membership or that you are a trainee and may seek designated membership in the future. An overview of the Candidate for Designation Program is found here.

We're here top help, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance along the way.

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