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.
Educational Highlights Past and Future
USPAP UPDATE COURSES WILL BE HELD ONLINE in March, 2021 (previously scheduled for February). The 7-hour PP course is rescheduled to March 12 and the 7-hour RP course will take place March 13. The 15-hour National course has been canceled. To register scroll down to the USPAP Course bar below.
ARM POV Courses will be offered again in Houston during 2021. Check back here for dates (TBD). For more information scroll to bottom and click on ARM Courses.
ASA Expert Witness Workshop & Mock Trial was held on September 17, 2020 in conjunction with FEWA Annual Conference in Houston. The 2021 date is TBD. Recordings of the day long 2020 event are now available.
The November 5, 2020 webinar: Panel Discussion on New ASA Governance is available, free on demand.
ASA Member Resources:
Ask Questions on Advancement & MentoringAppraisers are encouraged to ask questions about advancement to AM or ASA or about available mentoring resources. Questions will be forwarded to the appropriate Discipline Chair and answered directly.
ARM 201 and 204 now online!
Comprehensive Appraisal Review and Management Application and Report Writing Courses are held annually in Houston around November and January. ARM 201 and ARM 204 are the only required courses to apply for ARM designation.
ARM courses focus on application and review report writing for the discipline-specific ARM designation. Course content includes applications and discussions on USPAP Standards Rules 3 and 4, report compliance, logical arguments, credible results, competency, scope of work, ethics, review report writing, management of multidiscipline appraisal assignments, and the management of appraisers, and more. The course demonstrates the application of the appraisal review paradigm, methods of reviewing non-compliant reports, and record keeping requirements. Attendees work in teams and review appraisal reports in all disciplines.
Melanie has been a contributor to the ASA ARM Principles of Valuation courses, 201 and 204, as well as an instructor and presenter. These courses are offered to members in all disciplines of ASA.
Melanie is a Past President of the Houston ASA Chapter, has served on the ASA International Personal Property Committee and was the Personal Property Chair for the ASA International Appraisers Conference, 2017, She is a member of ASA's International Arm Committee 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.
Every year we offer the USPAP Update Courses for a low chapter subsidized price to Houston Chapter members. This year the 7-hour update courses will be held online. The fee will include all the course materials and certificate.
Due to the severe storm in Houston and resulting loss of power and internet services, the course dates have been postponed to the dates listed below.
Registration is open. Both classes are online only. (The 15-hour class has been canceled.) Please use the links below.
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) download a grant application found at the bottom of ASA’s Educational Foundation website page: www.appraisers.org/About/educational-foundation Print, sign and email the 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.