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Basic Appraisal Procedures - August 2024
Monday, August 26, 2024, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
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Basic Appraisal Procedures

In person Monday, August 26 - Thursday, August 29, 2024

8:30am - 5:00pm Central Time daily

Holiday Inn & Suites
75 S 37th Ave
St. Cloud, MN


Click here to register through the Appraisal Institute

 This course is co-sponsored by MAAO and the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (NSCAI).

Apply the principles and concepts learned in Basic Appraisal Principles. This four-day course takes you step-by-step through the valuation process: defining the problem, collecting and analyzing data, reaching a final opinion of value, and communicating the appraisal. Learn about the three approaches to reaching an opinion of value—income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison—and apply them in true-to-life case studies and problems. After examining income capitalization methods and formulas, learn how rates and multipliers are derived. Through case studies discover the steps and concepts involved in the cost approach—how appraisers estimate the cost of constructing a reproduction of or replacement for an existing structure; the three major components of depreciation and methods for estimating and allocating depreciation; and land and site valuation. The course will guide you through the sales comparison approach including researching the market, verifying information, selecting units of comparison, conducting a comparative analysis, making adjustments, and reconciliation. Complete key sections of an appraisal report. Finally, the course provides an introduction to property description and construction and design basics.

Credits: This course is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors for 28 hours of continuing education, 30 hours with exam. The exam is required to receive credit toward the Certified Minnesota Assessor level of licensure. 

Instructors:  Byron E. Miller, SRA, AI-RRS and Jon E. Gargulak, MAI 

Registration: Through the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (NSCAI). If you have issues with registration, please reach out to Doug Stangohr with the Appraisal Institute at [email protected] or (651) 400-8488. MAAO Members will receive the same registration rate as Appraisal Institute members automatically.

Location:  Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 S 37th Ave, St. Cloud, MN

Prerequisite:  Six months work experience and Assessment Laws and Procedures and Basic Appraisal Principles preferred

Requirements:  A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the program is the HP-12C. AI education programs that require a financial calculator are developed with HP-12C keystrokes; using this model is highly recommended.

Exam Requirements:  An in-person exam will be held on the final day of the course. 

Course Materials: When you register through the Appraisal Institute, you will have the option to either download course materials (included in the registration price) or pay an additional fee to have a hard copy sent to you directly, prior to the course. No hard copies will be available at the course.

Food & Beverages:  For student, instructor, and employer convenience a limited variety of refreshments and snacks are included in your registration fee and will be available for a.m. and p.m. breaks. In order to keep registration fees lower, lunch will be on your own for MAAO co-sponsored courses such as this one, so please plan accordingly.

Hotel Group Rate:  For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn, 75 S 37th Ave, St. Cloud, MN for $107 per night. Reservations are the responsibility of individual attendees and must be made by July 27, 2024 to ensure the group rate. To reserve accommodations, call (651) 714-8068 and mention the MAAO room block.

Scholarships:  MAAO offers weeklong course scholarships to anyone that is interested in pursuing a career in the assessment field and demonstrates a financial need. Courses eligible for a scholarship include Assessment Laws and Procedures (ALP), Appraisal Principles, Appraisal Procedures, and Mass Appraisal.   More information and a scholarship application are available by clicking here.

ADA Policy:  If you have a disability and may require some accommodations at any event, please notify us via email to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the course, and we will attempt to make reasonable arrangements.

COVID Considerations: MAAO is following the current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. Each educational offering is subject to cancellation if mandated by the Governor or due to a change in COVID conditions. A 100% refund will be processed for any registrant due to a COVID-related cancellation. Attendance at any course is at the risk of the employer and attendee. MAAO or A.I. will not be held liable.

Cancellation Policy:  Through the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (NSCAI). Please refer to the registration page on the Appraisal Institute website or reach out to Doug Stangohr with the Appraisal Institute at [email protected] or (651) 400-8488.

Additional Information: Refer to MAAO's education FAQs and policies.


Click here to register through the Appraisal Institute

 This course is co-sponsored by MAAO and the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (NSCAI).


If you are not currently a member of MAAO and would like to join to receive member-based pricing, click here to learn how to join MAAO.  Please allow one business day for membership application processing prior to registering for courses and seminars.

Contact: MAAO Education Coordinator | [email protected]