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Virginia Trainees

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JERMCLEMOXX

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Virginia
I've been trying to get together fellow trainees in Virginia who lack hours that are interested in paying for practicum courses. I dont know what your financial situation is but would you be interested in this if I can find one or two qualified istructors to create the course? I need a list of about 500+, to present to the VA Appraisal Board for consideration. I think this is really an opportunity for novice trainees to get high quality training in consideration of real world situations, because these practicums would have to be approved by the state and AQB. It would also change the way licensed appraisers look at trainees.....in essense we are the future of this business.

In my opinion most supervisors are basically instructors as well in a sense, its curious the board doesnt motivate supervisors to become instructor certified by taking on trainees (or get credit), thus they could also teach practicums to trainees seeking experience until they fill out there hours or find clients. Its a win win situation if there are enough interested trainees and the AQB will approve the practicums...as well as the state.

FYI anyone else who reads this I'd like to hear your input.

J.
 

daniels4paws

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Virginia
Another question, I'm not clear as who can supervise trainees now. One appraiser I talked with says only certified and general can supervise trainees now and not residental appraisers. Are you clear on the supervision. When I spoke with our state agency in December I was told that I would fall under the old guidlines and not the new rules that become effective 1/1/08. Any clarification you have would be appreciated.
 

JERMCLEMOXX

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Virginia
The supervisor must be certified, or General.
 

Don Clark

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Virginia
Send me an e-mail. I will advise as best I can. It is a good idea. However, virginia is a large state. you would need a practicum for specific areas. i would do one through our local school(Alpha College of Real Estate) if there were enough people interested.

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Mr Rex

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North Carolina
Don, might be something good down the road for folks being disciplined by the state(s) boards. Rather than the obligatory USPAP class and Sales Comparison class as punsiment (the NC punishment de jour), have some folks spend some real seat time in a Practicum class. I know VA charges substantial $$$ for viloations, how about 1/2 hours and 1/2 $$$? 16 hours for some of the abuses I have seen is simply not enough.
 
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