I read an article recently (I think it was in the REV magazine) about C.E.. It talked of how really useless continuing ed classes are. Most appraisers tend to take classes locally, but very few companies are willing to take their courses to the appraisers. End result is that we get stuck taking rehashed USPAP classes every year (which, as was pointed out in the article, is also a waste of time & money because USPAP shouldn't have to be modified every year). I have an interest in taking one class in another city right now, but it is estimated to be a 2.25 hour trip in travel time each way (for 7 hours of CE credit). An overnight stay is almost a necessity in this instance, so we are talking about losing at least a day and a half of work, plus $15 in gas, plus $90+ for a room, throw in 3-4 meals and getting one CE class is costing the appraiser $250+ - and that does not even count the opportunity cost of producing no income during that time. Wow, now that I think of it, I never want to take another out of town CE class again! As always, I will wait to the last minute and take classes within a 30 minute drive. I'll probably be stuck with the same old instructor who wasn't so interesting in the other courses I have taken from the same company over the years. Maybe I'll take another online class; at least online classes don't cost you meals and travel expenses.