Tuesday, September 2, 2014

FREE/Discounted Appraiser CE in Hawaii for Appraisers Insured by LIA. Other Appraisers Are Also Welcome to Attend.

Appraiser Bill King and LIA's general counsel Peter Christensen are teaming up to offer several important CE seminars for appraisers in Honolulu on October 2 and 3. Bill will be offering a 7-Hour USPAP update course and Peter will be offering two liability prevention seminars. These seminars are being offered at very low cost. For appraisers insured by LIA, the seminars are further discounted or free. Whether insured by LIA or not, all appraisers are welcome.

Both seminars will be held at the Airport Honolulu Hotel, 3401 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819. Please sign up early. Space is limited. Registration is separate for each seminar. You may sign up for one, two or all three.


2014-2015 7-Hour USPAP Update Course, presented by Bill King
Date: October 2, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Cost: For LIA-insured appraisers, the fee is discounted to $80. for other appraisers, the fee is $130.
Student materials cost: $100.00* for 2014-2015 USPAP and Student Manual.
CE Approval: HI Index No. 14-087. Also approved for CE in WA: Course No. AP3154.
Provider: William King & Associates, Inc.
Registration: By email to Bill at billking@valueone.com.

Bill’s presentation of the 2014-2015 USPAP Update Course fulfills the 7-hour requirement established by the Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation. His
thorough knowledge of USPAP together with his interactive teaching style ensure that you will come away with a solid understanding of the material and practical solutions for real world appraisal issues.    


Bill is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and has been teaching appraisal courses for more than 20 years. Bill is currently SVP of Valuation Solutions at Platinum Data Solutions in Aliso Viejo, CA, and also has operated his own appraisal firm William King & Associates, Inc. for 20+ years.

*Please note: The Appraisal Foundation requires that each student have their own copy of the current (2014-2015) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and their own copy of the 7-hour National USPAP update course Student Manual in their possession during the course. These materials must either be purchased through Bill or acquired separately. Please email Bill at billking@valueone.com with any questions about the course or the required materials. Searchable PDF copies may be used, please contact Bill for details.

Liability Prevention Seminars – Up To 7 Hours Total CE Available, by Peter Christensen
Date: October 3, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Provider: LIA Administrators& Insurance Services

Seminar #1: Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
4 Hours Appraiser CE
CE Approval: HI Index No. 14-172. Also approved for CE in AZ (#0814-1332), CA, NV, OR and WA.
Cost: This seminar is free to appraisers currently insured on E&O policies issued by LIA. The fee is $40 for appraisers not insured by LIA.
Registration: By email to Cara Christensen at cara@liability.com.

Description: The focus of this seminar is appraiser liability prevention relating to appraisal work for lending purposes. Lenders, mortgage investors, the FDIC, borrowers and sellers are all potential liability threats for both residential and commercial appraisers who perform appraisals for loans.  Actual lawsuits and claims form the foundation of this seminar. In addition to the interesting facts involved in many of the cases, the seminar provides specific instruction about how appraisers can minimize their risk of being sued and how to be prepared for such an event if it happens.

These are the kinds of questions answered in this seminar: What are the most common legal claims made? Who makes them? What are the statutes of limitations? How can a good work file help? What key things should be addressed in appraisal reports with regard to liability prevention?

Seminar #2: Liability Issues for Appraisers Performing Litigation and Non-Lending Work
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
3 Hours Appraiser CE
CE Approval: HI Index No. 14-171. Also approved for CE in AZ (#0814-1331), CA, NV, OR and WA.
Cost: This seminar is free to appraisers currently insured on E&O policies issued by LIA. The fee is $30 for appraisers not insured by LIA.
Registration: By email to Cara Christensen at cara@liability.com.

Description: Most current discussion of appraiser liability focuses on lawsuits and claims relating to appraisals performed for mortgage lending.  However, appraisal assignments for litigation and other non-lending purposes actually present a greater liability risk to the appraiser on a per assignment basis.  This seminar begins with an overview of current appraiser liability issues and then addresses the specific liability risks associated with appraisals for litigation, divorce, estate, tax, conservation easement and other non-lending purposes.  It also addresses special liability considerations for review appraisers and supervisory appraisers. Actual lawsuits involving appraisers form the foundation of the seminar.

These are the kinds of questions answered in this seminar: Who sues appraisers serving as expert witnesses? Who sues appraisers performing appraisals for tax purposes?  What’s the surest way for an appraiser to be sued for non-lending work?  What’s the likelihood of being sued about a review appraisal?  What special provisions should I consider putting in an engagement letter for different types of non-lending assignments?

Appraisers also receive a comprehensive engagement letter form for use in connection with non-lending appraisal assignments.