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Novemberfest; Ignorance Isn't Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency

    Date: November 8, 2019   Location:
  Local Area Topics  
Category  Electives [E]  
Attendance Hours  4.0  
Current Price  $ 120.00  
Maureen B. Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS  
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Iowa
Contact Name  Shauna E. Gehring, SRA  
Address  60 NE Grace Wood Dr  
City  Waukee  
State  IA  
Zip  50263  
Phone  (515) 419-6076  
Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State appraiser

Instructor: Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS

A regulatory complaint has been filed against you. Now what? Discover why state boards and agencies make the decisions they do, what federal oversight requirements guide them, and how a state regulator’s investigation (including disciplinary action) proceeds by peeking behind the regulatory curtain. Developed by Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS, current President of AARO (Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials), with input from regulators and board members (who are appraisers) and attorneys who defend appraisers, this 4-hour seminar discusses who files complaints, due process for an appraiser, and the steps to take when you are named in a complaint. With this knowledge, you’ll have an advantage in resolving a complaint and better yet, avoiding one in the first place!

Upon completion of this seminar, participants should be able to:
Recognize distinctions in function and process between an appraiser board and an appraiser regulatory agency.

Identify events that lead to complaints against real estate appraisers and ways to channel that energy to bring about a better outcome.

Identify the steps an appraiser may take when notified that a complaint against the appraiser has been received by the regulator.

Analyze both the perspective and the due process requirements of the regulator and its investigator when processing and investigating an allegation or complaint.

Itemize how a state regulator processes a complaint and the possible outcomes along the way—from intake through the response, investigation, findings, and eventual disposition and possible sanctions.

Discover various appeal options available to an appraiser in the event of an adverse disciplinary finding and sanctions.
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 2 - 13 days prior to program start date, $75.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing or email message. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received.

ADA POLICY: If you have a disability and require accommodations and seating, please notify the office of the Iowa Chapter at least two weeks in advance and staff will make arrangements for reasonable accommodations and seating.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time.

Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Please contact Shauna Gehring at or 515-419-6076 with questions.

Program materials will be picked up at the site.
  Additional Information  
Location: Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Class Registration: Friday, November 8th, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

Class Sessions: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Iowa Chapter Annual meeting and social (3:00-4:00) will follow the class as well as complementary wine/beer.

Class Material will be provided at the seminar.


Continue Education Credit: Four (4) hours of continuing education credits have been "Applied" for appraisal certification renewal in Iowa, 4 hours of continuing education credits have been "Applied" for Realtors by the Iowa Real Estate Commission.

Attendance: The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by State licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Iowa Chapter enforces the attendance requirements as mandated by the State of Iowa and the AQB. There is a 100% attendance policy. Don't be late or leave early

Instructor: Various Instructors/experts from around the state.



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