Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Mar 27 – Mar 27 28-Hour Appraisal CE OnDemand Package with Live 7-Hour USPAP Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 28
$299.00  Add to Cart 

Complete all of your required New Mexico Appraisal CE with this complete hybrid package featuring both live classroom and online OnDemand video courses. 

2018-2019 USPAP Update Course (Live Class)– This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

Good, Better, Best: When Price, Quality, and Value All Matter (OnDemand)– Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach, so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Appraisal Inspection: It's Black and White and Shades of Gray (OnDemand)– This class sets the record straight and details the inspection from many points in the process, such as preparing for the inspection, neighborhood observations, expectations while at the property, comparable observations, and so much more. In this course, the instructor clearly articulates what an appraiser does and doesn't do during the inspection of a property when developing an appraisal. Together, the instructor and students will sort through how assignment conditions affect the appraiser’s inspection. Through instructor-led discussions, case studies, videos, and pictures, the students will leave this course with a complete understanding of real estate appraisal inspections.

Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies (OnDemand)– Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adjustment conclusion.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Mar 27 – Mar 27 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$149.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP that were adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.


In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Apr 17 – Apr 17 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Alternate types of valuations are more common than ever with the appraisal shortage and changes in the regulatory requirements from the federal agencies. Dodd-Frank eliminated BPOs and AVMs as file documentation for residential lending in many loan packages. Discover when alternate valuations are being used, how to complete them, and how to remain compliant with appraisal reporting requirements. Understand how the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) view evaluations under the federal banking guidelines. You will discuss restricted reporting options and view sample report forms.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 17, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Joan Hooper
Apr 17 – Apr 17 Find the New Cheese: Introduction to Non-Lender Appraising Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Many appraisers are expanding their client base—wouldn’t you like to be one of them?

With the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and Appraisal Management Companies controlling much of the residential appraisal side of the industry, many appraisers are expanding their client base. This course will introduce the appraiser to clients other than lenders and AMCs, as well as explain the nuances of completing these appraisals. Other clients include homeowners, real estate agents, lawyers, accountants, tax consultants, and small investors. Learn how things differ in the development and reporting process for non-lending clients, including reporting, engagement, payments, and terms of payment.

Topics include:

  • Divorce appraisals
  • Estate appraisals
  • Property tax appeal appraisals
  • IRS appraisals
  • Case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Joan Hooper
Apr 18 – Apr 18 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$149.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP that were adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.


In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, April 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Apr 18 – Apr 18 28-Hour Appraisal CE OnDemand Package with Live 7-Hour USPAP Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 28
$299.00  Add to Cart 

Complete all of your required New Mexico Appraisal CE with this complete hybrid package featuring both live classroom and online OnDemand video courses. 

2018-2019 USPAP Update Course (Live Class)– This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

Good, Better, Best: When Price, Quality, and Value All Matter (OnDemand)– Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach, so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Appraisal Inspection: It's Black and White and Shades of Gray (OnDemand)– This class sets the record straight and details the inspection from many points in the process, such as preparing for the inspection, neighborhood observations, expectations while at the property, comparable observations, and so much more. In this course, the instructor clearly articulates what an appraiser does and doesn't do during the inspection of a property when developing an appraisal. Together, the instructor and students will sort through how assignment conditions affect the appraiser’s inspection. Through instructor-led discussions, case studies, videos, and pictures, the students will leave this course with a complete understanding of real estate appraisal inspections.

Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies (OnDemand)– Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adjustment conclusion.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, April 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Jun 06 – Jun 06 Albuquerque Zoning: What Every Real Estate Broker Should Know Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Areas of land are divided by appropriate authorities into zones within which various uses are permitted.

This class will begin by giving the Licensee a brief history of Zoning and how it began.  Students will learn key definitions of Zoning, their importance and sector overlays that could accompany them.   The course will cover special exceptions and variances, and what’s there purpose.  Students will gain an understanding of the Amendment process and the importance of understanding the Zoning Office.

Topics Include:

  • Why Zoning?
  • History & Evolution of Zoning Codes
  • Important Definitions
  • Sector Plans & Development
  • How to determine a Zoning Code
  • Special Exceptions/Variances
  • Amending a Zoning Code
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 06, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Michael Glass