Shopping Cart    
Welcome,   My Account

General Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach Education Schedule (PDF)
Education Catalog (PDF)
Some AI educational programs may not be approved in every state.
Students should check state approvals prior to registering for any Appraisal Institute program.

ClassroomOn-Demand Online EducationLive Online (Synchronous)

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach is a practical, hands-on course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: land/site valuation and the development of the cost approach. Extensive use of problems and case studies will give you practice in applying site valuation and cost approach methods. By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as general appraiser site valuation and cost approach.

Program Overview
Table of Contents and Overview [PDF]
Course Schedule [PDF]

Recommended Text
The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 5th ed.
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.

Ordering Information
To order books and other materials go to
our store

Please contact the sponsoring chapter for information on fees applicable to chapter programs.


A financial calculator is required.. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note. Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
HP12C calculator user's manual
You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
· Free Review--Using a Financial Calculator; Formulas, Symbols, Math Review, and Sample Problems; and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
· For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your HP12C Financial Calculator

30 (including 2-hour exam)

To receive credit, participants must attend 100% of the program.

AI CE Credit for Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, and Practicing Affiliates

  1. Attend Only = 150 points (general) or 175 points (residential)
  2. Attend and Pass= 200 points (general) or 225 points (residential)
  3. Pass Exam Only = 150 points (general) or 200 (residential)

Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour

Students must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.

Who Should Enroll
Those seeking general Appraiser Certification

Click Here for State Approvals

Class Schedule & Locations

08/25/2014 - 08/28/2014
Location: Louisville, KY
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Bluegrass
Contact: Susan Katz, (502) 727-9181
Instructor: Spence, William D. Otto, MAI

08/25/2014 - 08/28/2014
Location: Nashville, TN
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Greater Tennessee
Contact: Myra Withers, (615) 515-9700
Instructor: Wright, Larry T., MAI, SRA

09/08/2014 - 09/11/2014
Location: Tampa, FL
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Florida Gulf Coast
Contact: Nancy J. Bachor, (813) 962-4003
Instructor: Taylor, Gary P., MAI, SRA & Scott, Gary F., SRPA, SRA

09/22/2014 - 09/25/2014
Location: Houston, TX
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Houston
Contact: Lori Wilkins, (713) 668-1757
Instructor: Wright, Larry T., MAI, SRA

10/06/2014 - 10/09/2014
Location: St. Louis, MO
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Greater St. Louis
Contact: Karie A. Walker, (804) 721-5958
Instructor: Potts Sr., Douglas A., MAI & Scheidt, Don R., MAI, SRA

10/10/2014 - 10/18/2014, classes are Fridays and Saturdays
Location: Branchburg, NJ
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Metro New Jersey
Contact: Debra J. Miller, (732) 560-0072
Instructor: Viggiano, Diane C., MAI & Josephs, Patrick A., MAI

10/13/2014 - 10/16/2014
Location: Orlando, FL
Click here for location details
Sponsor: East Florida
Contact: Lauren Dowling, (813) 651-5904
Instructor: Scott, Gary F., SRPA, SRA

11/03/2014 - 11/06/2014
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Hoosier State
Contact: Shannon O'Keefe, (317) 815-1340
Instructor: Borges II, Richard L., MAI, SRA,

12/09/2014 - 12/12/2014
Location: Aurora, CO
Click here for location details
Sponsor: Colorado
Contact: Sherry Engleberg, (303) 691-0487
Instructor: McCloud, Harold S., MAI

10/19/2015 - 10/22/2015
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Click here for location details
Sponsor: South Florida
Contact: Debra McClave, (954) 229-0499
Instructor: Dowling, Vincent M., MAI, SRA

Pop up content here.

Agree Disagree