Houston ASA Chapter Sponsored Education
The Houston Chapter provides many educational opportunities throughout the year. These events offer members a chance to hone their skills, learn best practices in their field, and take courses required for advancement and reaccreditation. The Chapter makes every effort to offer these events and courses to members at the lowest possible price. Additionally, monthly Chapter webinars provide quality presentations in various disciplines.
USPAP COURSES ARE FREE FOR HOUSTON CHAPTER MEMBERS. Courses will be held again in late 2023 (Dates TBA).
ASA Member Resources:
Every year the Houston Chapter offers USPAP update courses for free or for a low chapter-subsidized price for our chapter members. Classes are online and take place from 9 am to 5 pm, Central Time. Note:
Courses are limited to 25 students each day. Check back for dates and information on how to register.
ARM 201 through 204 online!
Melanie has been a contributor to the ASA ARM Principles of Valuation courses, 201, 203, and 204, as well as an instructor and presenter. These courses are offered to members in all disciplines of ASA.
Melanie is current President of the Houston ASA Chapter, and Secretary of the ASA's International ARM Discipline Committee. She has served on the ASA International Personal Property Committee and was the Personal Property Chair for the ASA International Appraisers Conference, 2017, and was the first editor of the the ARM E-Journal.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree that includes post-baccalaureate studies in Management Administration & Supervision, and Art History. Her degree and studies led to an art education career in the Texas public school system.
HOUSTON CHAPTER - POV SCHOLARSHIP FUND: In conjunction with ASA International’s 501c3 Educational Foundation (“ASAEF”), the Houston Chapter has dedicated a scholarship fund for qualifying Houston Chapter applicants, candidates, and members to receive grants to pay for Principles of Valuation (POV) educational classes on a needs-basis.
GRANT APPLICATIONS: To apply for a grant, applicants in all disciplines (ARM, BV, GJ, PP, MTS, RE) visit the ASA’s Educational Foundation website page. Download, print, sign and email your completed application to Blake Runckel: firstname.lastname@example.org . ASAEF will consider only needs-based applications, and administer the grants. This fund is intended for our chapter’s aspiring appraisers who may be in need of financial assistance. Please make sure you let the educational foundation grant administrator know that you are applying for Houston ASA Chapter scholarship funds which are dedicated to Houston Chapter members for multi-discipline POV courses.