Friday, May 20, 2011

LIA and READI's 7-Hour Free CE Seminar in Juneau, Alaska on June 4, 2011, Following Bill King's 7-Hour USPAP Update and 7-Hour Regulatory Update Seminars on June 2 and 3

On Saturday June 4, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on behalf of LIA and READI, I will present our 7-hour appraiser CE seminar Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers (AK Appraiser Course No. 9803, also approved for 7 CE hours in WA, OR, TX and WI). The class is free for appraisers meeting the two conditions below and it is the same seminar we gave in Anchorage on March 1, 2011.  It is a 7-hour version of the class we will present at the Appraisal Institute's Annual Meeting in August in Las Vegas.

The seminar addresses current legal claims and issues affecting residential and commercial appraisers. The information is based on actual claims and lawsuits. In addition to the interesting facts involved in many of the cases, the seminar provides specific instruction about how appraisers can reduce problems that lead to lawsuits and how to be prepared if it happens. We will also discuss the spike in FDIC litigation, including its recent cases against CoreLogic and LSI Appraisals, as well as indemnification clauses and other problematic provisions in appraiser contracts. The registered provider of the seminar in Alaska is LIA Administrators & Insurance Services.

Here are some recent comments about the class:

"Peter has come to Washington State three times in the past 12 months to present on liability issues that appraisers are currently facing; two times for the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and once as a fundraiser/ membership drive for our state appraiser coalition. Most recently, he was in Spokane, WA offering his 4-hour CE seminar. LIA put on this seminar as a benefit to the Appraisers' Coalition of Washington | ACOW and was a great success! Peter is a very knowledgeable and engaging speaker, and while not an appraiser himself, he knows firsthand many, if not most, of the issues that appraisers from all disciplines are facing in the current market. LIA's seminar is for all appraisers, regardless of certification level or specialization, as liability is inherent in all of our practices. I personally have attended all three of the seminars that Peter has put on in Washington State, not for the CE hours, but to listen to Peter as he goes through real-life examples of how appraisers are being impacted in the market. For the Spokane seminar, I drove 9 hours round trip to attend. I cannot recommend Peter and LIA's Loss Prevention for Appraisers seminars enough to appraisers!"

Justin Slack, SRA
President, Appraisers' Coalition of Washington | ACOW (2011)
Chair, Education Committee, Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (2011)

The loss prevention seminar is free to appraisers who meet the following conditions: (1) the appraiser has completed a 7-hour USPAP update class (or 15-hour USPAP class) during the current Alaska licensing/CE cycle ending June 30, 2011 (as noted below, Bill King is offering a USPAP update class on June 2 at the same location); and (2) the appraiser is registered for free access to, which contains specific loss prevention information discussed during the seminar.

By taking the loss prevention seminar, appraisers who are insured by LIA also become eligible for either a $25 or $50 discount on their E&O premium depending on their level of coverage. This discount may be applied to any payment due after completion of the class.  The discount is also available to appraisers who apply to LIA after the seminar.

Registration for Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers is by email to Peter Christensen at  The location of the class is Extended Stay Hotel, 1800 Shell Simmons Dr., Juneau, AK 99801.

Bill King is also offering two 7-hour CE seminars at the same location on June 2 and 3. Appraisers may register for Bill's classes by email to You can also email Bill for more information.

These classes are:

1. 2010 USPAP Update Course, June 2, 2011, AK Appraiser Course No. 9528, 7 CE hours, also approved in WA (Course AP2442). This is the National USPAP that fulfills the 7-hour requirement established by the Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation. The course fee is $245.00 paid in advance.

2. Current Issues and Regulatory Updates Affecting Appraisers, June 3, 2011. In this class, Bill will cover current hot topics in the appraisal profession including the various recent regulatory updates. The course fee is $175.00 paid in advance (AK and WA Course approval pending).  Topics covered in this course include:

• The Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, including complete coverage of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD)

• The Interim Final Rule and the Key Provisions that Impact Appraisers

• HR-4173, Dodd-Frank

Email Bill at for more information about his classes.