Appraisal Institute
11801 W. Silver Spring Dr. #200
Milwaukee, WI  53225
Tel. 414-271-6858 - Fax 414-464-0850
The Appraisal Institute offers world-class education that will help you advance your career. Enroll today for our chapter's upcoming education programs:  

Please check this page periodically as we add education offerings

February 28:  Year In Review Symposium
Venue:  WCAI Chapter Office
Dept. of Safety & Prof. Services Approved: 7 hours WI State Appraisal CE
Dept. of Revenue Approved:  5 hours WI State Appraisal CE & 2 hours WI State Law/Management CE

March 12: Lobby Day - Madison
Please join the Wisconsin Chapter as we meet in Madison for a day at the State capitol for Lobby Day.  This will be a great opportunity to meet your local legislators to discuss pertinent issues pertaining to the appraisal industry.  We will also have plenty of time for networking with your peers.

March 13: 7 Hour USPAP
Venue:  Double Tree, Madison
This required 7-hour continuing education course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The first part of the course addresses the changes to USPAP, which are effective January 1, 2024, and the second focuses on cases studies that challenge you how to apply USPAP to situations you encounter in your daily practice. The course will help you gain competency in USPAP, and it will help those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers gain competency as well.

March 20: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Venue:  2326 W. Brown Street, Milwaukee, WI 
Time:  8:00am-3:00pm
16 individuals are needed to assist with framing of a new Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity home. All tools and training will be provided for the tasks at hand (or feel free to bring your favorite tools and supplies with you). Drinks and snacks will be available (please bring anything additional that you want to eat during lunch). We will meet at the front of the building site between 7:45 and 8:00 am for instructions. Please contact Curt Kolell to receive sign up information for this event

April 18: Chapter Board Meeting
Venue:  Chapter Office 3:30pm

April 23: The Cost Approach:  Unnecessary or Vital to a Healthy Practice? - 7 hours
Venue:  Stevens Point
The participants in the secondary market often suggest to residential practitioners that the cost approach is unnecessary for credible assignment results or at least is not relevant to valuing a one- to four-unit property. This is highlighted in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide, as one example, when the cost approach is only required for the valuation of manufactured homes. Unfortunately, an appraiser with this mindset may have limited ability to grow professionally and move into diversified areas of practice by taking on atypical but potentially rewarding assignments. 

April 24: Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs - 7 hours
Venue:  Chapter Office, Milwaukee
Single-family attached homes like condominiums, cooperatives, and townhouses are the primary housing option in many urban markets. New construction detached houses are typically in subdivisions and master plan communities. Age-restricted communities are popular with retirees. Most of these developments have one thing in common: they all have associations which are governed by condominium declarations, bylaws, and/or covenants, conditions, and restrictions which affect the bundle of rights. The first part of this seminar builds the foundation for the discussion on appraising residential properties in community associations. You’ll learn why it is necessary to know how to identify the property type, why it is important to have a full understanding of the governing documents, why you need to understand where it is located, and why it’s critical to analyze the market. From there, you’ll examine the four specific groups of community organizations: condominiums, cooperatives, planned unit developments (PUDs), and condominium hotels.  

April 24: RAPG - Residential Round Table
Venue:  Chapter Office, Milwaukee - 5:30pm
Email the Chapter office to register
Join the Residential Appraiser Practice Group (GAPG) for this free event as they hear from speakers on relevant topics pertaining to the residential appraisal industry.

May 23: 19th Annual Condemnation Symposium - 6 hours
Venue:  Marquette University
Registration forthcoming
The Condemnation Appraisal Symposium is the go-to event of the year for those real estate and legal professionals engaged, or who wish to be more involved, in eminent domain matters. This high-level program provides the latest information and forum for open debate on condemnation case law, appraisal techniques and other timely topics presented by attorneys, appraisers, educators, and government officials, while offering valuable networking opportunities with those practitioners active in this specialty area.

June 12: Factional Interest Valuation - 7 hours
Venue:  Chapter Office, Milwaukee

This seminar is about real breakthroughs in fractional interest valuation. It offers the appraisers who have a foundation in the income approach everything they need to understand, communicate and execute fractional interest valuations, gain their client’s trust and emphasize their objective judgment, thereby proving their worth against the coming threats of AI and AVMs. The keys and resources you need to accomplish this are available to you in this eye-opening 7-hour seminar.

June 28: Valuation of Complex Residential Properties - 7 hours
Venue:  Chapter Office, Milwaukee
Registration forthcoming

August 8: Chapter Board Meeting
Venue:  Chapter Office 3:30pm

September 13: Annual Golf Outing
Washington County Golf Course
Details and registration to follow
This outing is open to Appraisal Institute members and non-members so get your foursome together today! Even if you don't golf, you can still join the group post golf for heavy appetizers, drinks and networking.

September 27: Inconsistency: It's Hiding in Plain Sight in Your Commercial Appraisal - 7 hours
Venue:  Chapter Office
This seminar concentrates on common inconsistencies found in the reports of even the most seasoned appraisers. For example, developing the income approach using contract rent (leased fee value), developing the cost approach but not adjusting for lease fee (fee simple value), or using the sales comparison approach to analyze comps based on contract rent and other analyzed based on market rent (mixed bag). The results of these inconsistencies make it impossible to reconcile to a proper value regardless of whether the assignment calls for leased fee or fee simple value.

October 14-18: Quantitative Analysis - 30 hours
Venue:  Chapter Office
Details and registration to follow
This course limits its focus to the practical application of quantitative tools for analyzing data, drawing appropriate conclusions from data sets, and presenting both the analysis and conclusions in ways that enhance communication with appraisal clients. It reviews and furthers the application of basic statistical measures (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, etc.) and spends a good deal of time on graphical and regression analysis for use in producing and understanding various types of graphs. Goals include showing participants how to understand the reliability and validity of all data used to draw conclusions and providing the knowledge needed to check the validity of the conclusions others may draw from the same or similar data sets. Presentations and activities use real-world appraisal applications that are aimed at furthering an appraiser’s ability to provide credible analysis of real property-related issues.

November 14: Chapter Board Meeting
Venue:  Chapter Office 3:30pm

January 9, 2025: Installation and Past President's Dinner
Venue:  TBA

January 10, 2025: Year in Review Symposium
Venue:  TBA

Additional Offerings to be added

7 Hour USPAP - Q3, Q4 - Fox Valley

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