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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Nov 13 – Nov 13 Solar PV Value? Questions to Ask Class (2-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 2
$34.00  Add to Cart 

Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) are increasingly present in New Mexico homes. Does this represent value? Can this create difficulties for the transaction?

This course will familiarize you with the impact and potential pitfalls that Solar PV can have on a transaction.  Can Solar PV truly add value?  What must you address in your transactions to protect the public?

Topics Include:

  • History of PV in New Mexico
  • PV Value, Yes or No
  • Questions to ask for listing and buyer brokers
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Larry Ashwood
Jan 24 – Jan 24 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:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Jan 25 – Jan 25 Introduction to Commercial Appraising Class (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, residential appraisers get a look into the world of the non-residential appraising.

The processes, data sources, appraiser peer actions, and reporting in commercial appraising is very different from residential appraisers. This course will provide the residential appraiser a look into these differences, including analyzing leases, the engagement process, highest and best use, capitalization rate derivation, and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act that impact the appraisal of commercial properties.

Topics Include:

  • Sources for commercial sales
  • Research techniques
  • Complex highest and best use analyses
  • Cap rate derivation
  • Narrative report formats
  • Real-life case studies and examples
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Feb 07 – Feb 07 Appraising Today's Energy-Efficient Homes Class (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Find your new niche!

Understanding the real estate market as it relates to green building has made it more challenging to complete appraisals. With the increasing popularity of high-performance homes, you must become educated about the environment and the conservation of energy. Learn what’s changing in the real estate industry regarding these important topics.

In this instructor-led live classroom course, you will begin by learning what energy efficiency really means, why energy efficiency is important, and how to identify energy efficiencies. Once that base knowledge is gained, you will learn about the challenges of appraising energy-efficient homes, as well as the necessary knowledge and experience needed to appraise those types of properties. Next, you will learn how to identify different types of energy-efficient homes and what makes these homes energy-efficient. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to explain the two types of energy audits and discuss energy assessments. Finally, the course will wrap up with a discussion of the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.

Topics include:

  • What does energy efficient really mean?
  • Appraiser challenges to appraising energy-efficient homes
  • Types of energy-efficient construction
  • What is an energy audit?
  • Appraisal Report Form 820.04: Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 07, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 07, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Feb 13 – Feb 13 Legal Descriptions and Survey Maps Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how America has grown, and in the process, how legal descriptions have evolved.

 In this course, you will learn the basics of map and survey reading. You will understand the different methods of describing property, as well as where to find source information about real estate descriptions and locations.

 After completing this course, you will be better able to discuss survey types and requirements with your customers and clients. Learn how to read a metes and bounds legal description, how to interpret the Uniform Parcel Code (UPC) codes, and much more. This hands-on course is enlightening and entertaining. Enroll today!

 Topics Include:

  • New Mexico land history
  • Types of legal descriptions
  • Types of surveys
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Feb 15 – Feb 15 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their homes than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintentance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

This is your guide to 20 home improvements that will maximize resale value. You will learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, as well as how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and more. Discover tips and ideas to help you communicate with your clients and customers about value-added home improvements.

The course category is education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Larry Ashwood
Feb 15 – Feb 15 Solar PV Value? Questions to Ask Class (2-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 2
$34.00  Add to Cart 

Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) are increasingly present in New Mexico homes. Does this represent value? Can this create difficulties for the transaction?

This course will familiarize you with the impact and potential pitfalls that Solar PV can have on a transaction.  Can Solar PV truly add value?  What must you address in your transactions to protect the public?

Topics Include:

  • History of PV in New Mexico
  • PV Value, Yes or No
  • Questions to ask for listing and buyer brokers
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Larry Ashwood
Feb 19 – Feb 19 Surveys From A to Z Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

How is real property described?

This class will show the student how to describe real property.  Students will be given examples of why a Survey is important and the regulations that oversee them.  We will cover the different types of Surveys and their purpose.  You will gain an understanding of preparing for a survey, how to read them and how Title searches fit into the process.

Topics Include:

  • How is Real Property Described
  • Why get a Survey
  • Regulation of Surveyors
  • Types of Surveys
  • How to read and explain a Survey
  • Survey and Title Insurance
  • Typical issues addressed/Resolved via Surveys
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Michael Glass
Feb 21 – Feb 21 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:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Mar 08 – Mar 08 Easements and Access for the Non-Lawyer Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

An easement is a certain right to use the real property of another without possessing it. An easement fulfills the needs of one property at the expense of another.

If you would like to understand the meaning and implications of an easement, this course can help explain the laws in terms everyone can understand.

Topics Include:

  • The importance of easements and how they burden or benefit the various parties
  • The different types of easements
  • The various uses of easements
  • Extermination or termination of easements
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 08, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Riemann
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:
  • Brightwood College - 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:
  • Brightwood College - 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:
  • Instructor TBD
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:
  • Brightwood College - 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:
  • Brightwood College - 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