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Review Theory - Residential Education Schedule (PDF)
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Review Theory—Residential is the fundamental review course that all reviewers should have in their education background. It is a required course for individuals pursing the Appraisal Institute Residential Review Designation.* Participants embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps that are outlined through the review process, which is at the core of this course. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness in order to develop opinions of appropriateness and credibility. By taking this course, participants may gain invaluable confidence on the fundamentals of review.

Please note Designated Members and Candidates for Designation will receive the discounted AI Price for Advanced Education courses: Review Theory-Residential and Review Case Studies-Residential. All others will receive the Full Price.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

    · Define review.
    · Distinguish between appraisal and review.
    · Evaluate the necessary knowledge and skills required to complete reviews.
    · Distinguish between trivial and material errors.
    · Identify types of review assignments and the process employed in the reviewer’s scope of work.
    · Recognize regulatory compliance issues for review appraisers.
    · Identify the steps necessary to effectively communicate the review.

The Review Theory - Residential course is required for individuals pursing the Appraisal Institute Residential Review Designation (AI-RRS - Appraisal Institute Residential Review Specialist). For more information regarding the requirements for the review designation, please click here . 

If you are currently designated, click here for more information on the alternative path.

If you are currently a candidate for designation, or wish to become a candidate, click here for the specific designation requirements.

Recommended Texts

    · Current edition of USPAP

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

Recommended Text
Appraising the Appraisal: The Art of Appraisal Review, 2nd ed.
The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 5th ed.
Appraising Residential Properties, 4th ed.
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, current ed.
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.

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

Basic function calculator. Note. Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.

17 (15 classroom, 2-hour exam); optional 1-hour review on day of exam

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

  1. Residential Attend Only = 170 points
  2. Residential Attend and Pass = 225 points
  3. Residential Pass Only = 55 points
  4. General Attend Only = 145 points
  5. General Attend and Pass = 200 points
  6. General Pass Only = 55 points

None. However, note that this course was written for appraisers at the Residential Certified level.


Participants 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
Residential Certified Appraisers. May be beneficial to attorneys, accountants, government agency members, users of appraisal services, etc.

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Class Schedule & Locations

08/20/2014 - 08/22/2014
Location: Chicago, IL
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Sponsor: Chicago
Contact: L.A. Anderson, (312) 616-9406
Instructor: Harrington, Craig M., SRA, AI-RR

09/29/2014 - 10/01/2014
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Sponsor: Pittsburgh Metropolitan
Contact: Kari Ballenger, (412) 563-1900
Instructor: Smeltzer, Mark V., SRA

10/01/2014 - 10/03/2014
Location: Berlin, CT
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Sponsor: Connecticut
Contact: Jacqueline Beauchaine, (860) 482-9992
Instructor: Dowling, Vincent M., MAI, SRA

10/08/2014 - 10/10/2014
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Sponsor: Sacramento Sierra
Contact: Jenny Calabrese, (916) 972-9700
Instructor: Molitor-Gennrich, Dawn M., SRA

10/29/2014 - 10/31/2014
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Sponsor: Hawaii
Contact: Barbie Rosario, (808) 864-7983
Instructor: Magdziarz, Joseph C., MAI, SRA

11/05/2014 - 11/07/2014
Location: Tigard, OR
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Sponsor: Greater Oregon
Contact: Vicki A. Champ, (503) 316-1979
Instructor: Molitor-Gennrich, Dawn M., SRA

11/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Location: Ontario, CA
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Sponsor: Southern California
Contact: Lianna Ayala, (818) 957-5111x20
Instructor: Molitor-Gennrich, Dawn M., SRA

03/16/2015 - 03/18/2015
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Sponsor: South Florida
Contact: Debra McClave, (954) 229-0499
Instructor: Dowling, Vincent M., MAI, SRA

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