Weekend courses offered on appraising
Beginning later this month, Catonsville, Carroll and Dundalk community colleges will offer a series of weekend courses on real property appraising.
The course program consists of 75 classroom hours of instruction in principles and practices of appraising and standards of conduct and ethics. It is designed to meet the federal Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 requirement that by July 1 all real estate appraisers, with the exception of a few state agencies, must be licensed or certified to do business in Maryland.
"Principles of Appraising" will be held Feb. 23, 24, and March 2 and 3. "Practices of Appraising" will be held March 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16. A third course, "Standards of Conduct and Ethics," will be held March 17 and March 23. Class hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday.
Tuition and fees are $350, $145 for senior citizens.
For information about registration and and the courses call Catonsville Community College at 455-4329; Carroll Community College at 876-3880; and Dundalk Community College at 282-6700.
Mathematics course offered by city chapter
The Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers and Catonsville Community College will sponsor a two-day course on mathematics for appraisers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19.
"Financial analysis of income properties" is designed to teach students how to understand the mathematics of appraising. The course has been approved by NAIFA for 15 hours of recertification credit of designated members.
Students must pass an examination in order to receive a certificate verifying that they have satisfactorily completed the course.
The course will be held at the college's Center for Real Estate Education, 800 S. Rolling Road.
Tuition is $188, $135 for senior citizens. More information is available at 455-4329.
NAIFA is a non-profit, professional society of real estate appraisers dedicated to raising the standards of the profession and to gaining recognition for members as qualified appraisers. The organization has a mandatory recertification program that requires members to attend educational programs as a condition of continuing professional membership in the association.