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.

Upcoming virtual courses

Foreclosure Properties: March 8
This course involves discussion of economic forces that are driving the market. You’ll gain a greater knowledge base and understanding of developing and reporting real estate-owned (REO) appraisal assignments. Finally, this course offers guidance regarding secondary market financing acceptability in changing markets.

Date/time: March 8, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Joshua Walitt
Credit hours: 3.5 hours


7-Hour National USPAP Update: March 9-10 
The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course developed by The Appraisal Foundation focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 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 the USPAP every two years. All students must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP book, which includes USPAP, USPAP advisory opinions, USPAP frequently asked questions and an index. Purchase the UPSAP publication at www.wra.org/USPAPbook.

Dates/times: March 9-10,  8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (both days)
Instructor: Joshua Walitt
Credit hours: 7 hours


Repairs for FHA and VA: March 15 
This course discusses the common and not-so-common repairs noted in single-family dwellings. You’ll review requirements for utilities, water sources, sewer disposal systems, roofs, externalities, storage tanks and many other property features.

Date/time:  March 15, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Joshua Walitt
Credit hours: 3.5 hours


HUD Handbook 4000.1: March 16-17 
This course provides a comprehensive review of HUD Handbook 4000.1, which is the appraiser’s guidance when performing FHA-insured appraisal assignments. Section by section, this course will explore definitions, analysis expectations and reporting protocols.

Dates/times: March 16-17, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (both days)
Instructor: Joshua Walitt
Credit hours: 7 hours


Inconsistencies in Appraisals and Appraisal Reports 
An appraisal and report have so many moving parts, and keeping track of them all can be a challenge! Due to so many parts, the report’s internal consistency is important! For example, it’s common to indicate the local neighborhood market is in balance on page 1 of the 1004 form. But on page 2, the report will indicate 30 current comparable listings and 45 comparable sales in the past 12 months. All other things being equal, 30 comparable listings suggest an over-supplied market – especially with 45 comparable sales in the last 12 months totaling about one sale per week. That sounds like a hot market rather than one in balance, don’t you think?  

The appraiser is responsible for explaining these to the client so the client understands how and why the appraiser reached those conclusions. Internal consistency is the “low-hanging fruit” state appraisal boards look for. This course will help you understand how to remain internally consistent despite the number of moving parts always lurking in your appraisal and report.

Dates/times: March 24-25, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (both days)
Instructor: Tim Andersen
Credit hours: 7 hours


Course details

  • Location: WRA virtual via the Zoom platform
  • Credits: Approved for Wisconsin Appraiser and Wisconsin Assessor CE credit.
  • Participation requirements: 
    • Internet/broadband connection
    • Device with camera, audio and microphone
    • Students will need to be on camera during the class
    • Photo ID

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