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How many hours do I have to complete for my continuing education cycle?
Practicing Designated members must complete 100 hours of continuing education for every five-year cycle, except for those members on a 100-Hour Recommended status. Designated members on such status are strongly encouraged to complete 100 hours. Designated members with 100-Hour Recommended status that choose not to fulfill 100 hours will be considered “Continuing Education Program Not Completed” and must so affirm that they have not completed the program in their required certification statements.
Candidates and Practicing Affiliates must complete 70 hours of continuing education for every five-year cycle.
Where can I access my requirements and my AI CE Status Report and Log?
Can I add education and hours into my own AI CE Log?
Yes, all Designated members, Candidates, and Practicing Affiliates can add CE to their own AI CE log. Please click: Add to my AI CE log
How many times in a cycle can I take a USPAP course and receive AI CE?
According to Regulation No. 10, the Appraisal Institute will recognize three (3) USPAP courses within one cycle. USPAP is required for every five-year cycle and must be included in the 100 hours for Designated members and the 70 hours for Candidates and Practicing Affiliates.
International Designated members, Candidates, and Practicing Affiliates may complete Introduction to International Valuation Standards instead of USPAP.
Do I need to take the AI course, Business Practices and Ethics for AI CE requirements?
Yes. All Designated members, Candidates, and Practicing Affiliates must complete the Appraisal Institute Business Practices and Ethics course in every five-year CE cycle.
What is the Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) requirement?
The Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) requirement must be met by ALL Practicing Designated members, Candidates, and Practicing Affiliates in every five-year cycle. Please see options available to complete this requirement below.
No ACE option may be repeated in any subsequent continuing education cycle unless such option has been substantially revised, as determined by the Admissions and Designation Qualifications Committee.
ACE REQUIREMENT OPTIONSAI ACE courses and seminars may be approved for 1.25 hours of AI CE credit
ALL Designated members, Candidates, and Practicing Affiliates may select from the following thirteen (13) options to satisfy the AI ACE requirement for their AI CE Cycle
SRA and RM Designated members, Residential Candidates or Practicing Affiliates may select from the following additional four (4) options to satisfy the AI ACE requirement for their AI CE Cycle (in addition to the selections available above)
For what Appraisal Institute programs can I receive 1.25 hours of AI CE credit for every hour taken?
The Appraisal Institute approves certain “advanced” Appraisal Institute courses and seminars, granting 1.25 hours of AI CE credit for every hour taken. Status reports will reflect these programs with an asterisk (*).
What is a Professional Development Program (PDP)?
Some courses approved for AI ACE credit may be part of AI Professional Development Programs. To further help appraisers hone their skills; Appraisal Institute offers professional development programs to real estate appraisers on cutting-edge, problematic, or advanced-level topics. Topics for professional development programs cover a body of knowledge in a specialty allowing participants to obtain educational competency in a property type or specialty area.
Designated members, who are eligible, successfully complete a Professional Development Program, and pass the examinations for each program, will be placed on that Program’s Registry, located on the AI website. Completion of a program shows potential clients and employers that participants have completed education and passed related course exams in the particular specialized topic. Click here to learn more about AI Professional Development Programs
Do you accept programs from outside providers?
Yes. The Appraisal Institute will accept continuing education from outside providers if the programs meet a number of requirements.
Can I carryover excess hours into my new AI CE cycle?
Yes. Creditable hours earned in excess of those required in the current continuing education cycle may be carried forward into the next continuing education cycle as long as:
Carryover hours must be entered by the Admissions and Continuing Education department. Please email course completion certificate for carryover to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (312) 335-4415.
I took a course with the Appraisal Institute but it is not appearing on my CE log. Can you help?
Programs sponsored by the Appraisal Institute, either nationally on the chapter level, will automatically be added to your CE log and should appear within one week of the offering. If a program taken through Appraisal Institute does not appear on your CE log after one week, please contact (312) 335-4401 or email email@example.com.
Are there other ways to earn AI CE credit?
Yes. You can receive up to 25 hours of AI CE credit for service to the Appraisal Institute per CE cycle. You can receive up to 10 hours of AI CE credit for service to the profession per CE cycle.
Do I need to keep my certification of completion?
Yes. Please make sure you keep any verification of attendance for each program you record in your AI CE Log through your previous cycle; both courses taken with AI or with other providers. The Appraisal Institute may request that you submit all documentation for programs submitted in your AI CE Log.
What is the exact wording of the CE Certification Statement that I should be including in my appraisal reports?
Designated Members must include one of the following statements:
Candidates and Practicing Affiliates must include one of the following statements:
Click here for full information on: Sample Certification Statements
What happens if I do not complete my CE requirements by my cycle end date?
Designated members that do not complete CE requirements will face a one-year suspension period, after which, if not completed, will face termination.
Candidates and Practicing Affiliates that do not complete CE requirements will face a six-month suspension period, after which, if not completed, will face termination.