Wisconsin Appraiser Continuing Education

WRA CE: your top choice in appraiser continuing education

As the leading expert in Wisconsin real estate practice for over 100 years, the WRA is your top choice in Wisconsin appraiser CE. All appraiser licenses expire every two years and must be renewed by December 14 of odd-numbered years. All certified and licensed appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of CE each biennial period, which must include a 7-hour USPAP Update course. Appraisers may not receive credit for completion of the same CE course offering within a continuing education cycle.


Fall 2021 appraisal CE course series

With the WRA's slate of appraisal course offerings this fall, you'll gain new insights to enhance your valuation techniques, plus you’ll be able to earn CE credits before the December 2021 appraisal biennium deadline. 

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7-Hour National USPAP Update

October 28 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Appleton live  • Instructor: Tim Andersen • 7 hours

The 7-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course developed by The Appraisal Foundation focuses on changes to USPAP for 2022-23 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion and illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in daily practice.

Completion fulfills the CE requirement specifying that Wisconsin state-licensed and certified appraisers complete an update course on USPAP every two years. All students must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP book on the first day of class. For more information or to purchase the USPAP book, click here.

Proper Questions Will Reveal Cost Approach Secrets

October 29 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Madison live / virtual livestream • Instructor: Tim Andersen • 3.5 hours

Learn why the cost approach is really necessary for a credible value conclusion. This course provides insight into using the cost approach to extract a property’s effective age and site value from the market – from two different directions.

USPAP, Your Workfile and You 

October 29 • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Madison live / virtual livestream • Instructor: Tim Andersen • 3.5 hours

This course not only covers the specifics of what goes into a workfile, but also outlines the documents necessary to populate the workfile – the documents the state requires, as well USPAP’s Record Keeping Rule. 

Rock-solid Report Writing 

November 2 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Madison live / virtual livestream • Instructor: Joshua Walitt • 3.5 hours

At a time when the real estate market is busier than ever, how can appraisers ensure they are writing reports that not only meet minimum requirements, but also convey their assignment results in the most meaningful way to receive fewer revision requests? In this course, appraisers will look beyond the forms to determine the components of understandable and compliant reports that answer clients’ questions before they are even asked. Students leave the class with the skills and materials to reinvent their report templates.

Tools and Analysis 

November 2 • 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. • Madison live / virtual livestream • Instructor: Joshua Walitt • 3.5 hours

Balancing efficiency, credibility, earnings and accuracy can be daunting for appraisers. More and more, technology is available to appraisers looking to gain an edge on the competition and understand and develop better analytical methods. This course asks attendees: What are my obligations when relying upon technology? How do analytical tools help me to remain objective? How can I include these tools in my daily work?

Non-lending Appraisal Assignments 

November 3 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  • Madison live / virtual livestream  • Instructor: Joshua Walitt • 7 hours

This course walks appraisers through the possibilities and requirements of non-­lender appraisal work, including tax rebuttal, pre­-purchase, pre­listing, divorce, estate and IRS-related work. Students explore the components necessary for private appraisal work, including forms and narrative. USPAP is examined as the minimum foundation for the development and reporting of appraisals, and students learn supplemental requirements that are unique to various types of private appraisal work. General best practices are also emphasized, to ensure the best work product. General requirements applicable to most or all appraisal types are presented, as well as specific needs of various types of work.

7-Hour National USPAP Update

November 4 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  • Madison live / virtual livestream  • Instructor: Joshua Walitt • 7 hours

The 7-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course developed by The Appraisal Foundation focuses on changes to USPAP for 2022-23 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion and illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in daily practice.

Completion fulfills the CE requirement specifying that Wisconsin state-licensed and certified appraisers complete an update course on USPAP every two years. All students must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP book on the first day of class. For more information or to purchase the USPAP book, click here.

Developing and Supporting Residential Appraisal Adjustments

November 16 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Pewaukee live • Instructor: Jason Tillema • 3.5 hours

Developing reasonable and supportable adjustment amounts has always been one of the key factors that separates an appraiser from others in the real estate profession. This course highlights some of the more common methods and illustrates ways to develop reasonable and supportable adjustment amounts in an efficient manner.

Developing and Analyzing Residential Market Conditions

November 16 • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Pewaukee live • Instructor: Jason Tillema • 3.5 hours

The current seller’s market being experienced across the country presents unique challenges for residential appraisers. In many instances, the listing price is regarded as the reserve for an auction, and contract prices are consistently higher than the listing price. Is this typical? In a seller’s market, the answer is yes.  This course presents methods and techniques for analyzing market conditions, provides insight as to why market conditions are of the utmost importance during extreme markets, and illustrates how to develop and support reasonable adjustment amounts during atypical markets.

Excel and the Residential Appraiser

November 17 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  • Pewaukee live  • Instructor: Jason Tillema • 3.5 hours

Excel and other spreadsheet programs can be daunting for some appraisers. This course is designed to provide a basic overview of what Excel can do to enhance the appraisal report. Instruction will be given with how to produce certain features in Excel, such as graphs and charts. Combined with an overview of a few simple formulas, this course also illustrates how spreadsheets can increase an appraiser's efficiency plus increase the quality and credibility of the workfile and the appraisal report. No knowledge of Excel is necessary for this class, and no computers are required. 

The Appraisal vs. the Reconsideration of Value

November 17 • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  • Pewaukee live  • Instructor: Jason Tillema • 3.5 hours

The opinion of value is less than the contract price or the owner's estimate. What happens next? You guessed it — the appraisal challenge and a request for Reconsideration of Value. This course will explore ways to address the challenge and ways to mitigate the challenge including narrative for the report, workfile documents, and how USPAP applies to the situation.

7-Hour National USPAP Update

November 18 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Pewaukee live • Instructor: Jason Tillema • 7 hours

The 7-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course developed by The Appraisal Foundation focuses on changes to USPAP for 2022-23 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion and illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in daily practice.

Completion fulfills the CE requirement specifying that Wisconsin state-licensed and certified appraisers complete an update course on USPAP every two years. All students must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP book on the first day of class. For more information, or to purchase the USPAP book click here.

Courses will be submitted for Wisconsin and Minnesota appraisal continuing education and Wisconsin assessor credit.

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