Recertification for USPAP Instructors

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  1. DWiley

    DWiley Senior Member

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    Apr 4, 2007
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    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Tennessee
    I just finished the online recertification course for USPAP instructors. I was wondering if anyone else had taken it, and if so, what were your thoughts?
     
  2. leelansford

    leelansford Elite Member

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    Mar 29, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    I have yet to do it...but, I'll be most interested in learning your impression of it.
     
  3. VolcanoLvr

    VolcanoLvr Senior Member

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    Oct 30, 2003
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    State:
    Washington
    It's available now??

    At the Seattle ASB meeting, it was mentioned it would be available on Oct. 1.

    Does the course contain a 'test' or is it just an overview of the '10-11 changes?
     
  4. Michigander

    Michigander Senior Member

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    Oct 23, 2003
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    Not available for any MAC browser :(
     
  5. DWiley

    DWiley Senior Member

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    Apr 4, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Tennessee
    I was a little surprised when I got an email from TAF yesterday saying that it was now available. I was very curious about the program, so last night I sat on the sceened porch and enjoyed a great cigar, a fine class of wine, and the instructor recertification process.

    The course contains a review of policies, a review of USPAP changes, and a review of changes to the 7-hour and 15-hour courses. The recert course includes one feature that I think will spark some debate, but I don't want to mention it just yet. I want to see if others have the same observation without me mentioning it.

    The whole system is new, so I was not totally surprised that I ran into a couple of technical glitches - nothing major. I have a comment or two that I intend to send to TAF, but overall I think the program should accomplish the goal.
     
  6. Louis Pompeo

    Louis Pompeo Member

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    Nov 23, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Mariana Islands
    Same here....was at the TAFAC meeting last week & they said not till Oct 1st.....

    Will do it tonight
     
  7. George Hatch

    George Hatch Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    California
    I'm slammed with work - I'm going to wait until the weekend.
     
  8. Mike Garrett RAA

    Mike Garrett RAA Elite Member

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    Jan 14, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Colorado
    i printed out the email instructions but haven't gone on-line yet...got way too many assignments to finish. Hope that isn't an excuse in the next 90 days.

    Was really undecided if I was going to renew but then we lost one of our USPAP instructors to FHA last month leaving just me for Colorado Springs so I guess I will do one more cycle. Had 34 in my last 7 hour which was a pleasant surprise.
     
  9. Don Clark

    Don Clark Elite Member

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    Jan 17, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Virginia
    Question. Are we expected to finish in 1 sitting or can you stop at a certain point and come back later to finish? Like George and Mike, I simply don't have the time right now to go through the process. Maybe in a couple of weeks.
     
  10. DWiley

    DWiley Senior Member

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    Apr 4, 2007
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Tennessee
    You do not have to finish in one session. I did the first module or two at the office and finished it out on my screened deck after I got home.

    I think I recall seeing an estimate of four hours to complete the course. I think the time required will depend on how fast one reads, and, more importantly, how closely one has followed ASB activities over the past two years. A person who has followed the Exposure Drafts and Q&As very closely will probably take less time.
     
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