Appraisal Bias (3 CE Hours) @ Via ZOOM
Mar 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Check in begins at 8:15 am
  • Class runs from 8:30 – 11:30am (3 CE hours)
  • Instructor:  Joseph Durrer, Jr., MAI, SRA

The seminar’s intent is to meet the criteria set forth in the CE requirement in HB284 (fair housing and appraisal bias) in Virginia and the new mandated CE requirement effective 11/1/2023 in Maryland.

CE is APPROVED in VA, NJ (PA reciprocal credit, MD & DE. It was not submitted to any other states.)

This offering is presented virtually via Zoom. Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive CE credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. Contact with questions.

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee. No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal. Printed materials for the USPAP offering are not included and must be purchased when registering at an additional fee; the download is included in your registration.


Flight Operations (4 CE Hours) @ Blue Mountain Brewery
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Check in at 12:45pm
  • Seminar from 1-5pm   
  • (CE pending w/VA State Bd; approved by the Appraisal Inst.)
  • Seminar created and presented by Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA  

This seminar covers the essentials needed to be able to perform an aerial inspection of a property. The goal isto go over Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and share best practices. We will use the Hosting party’slocal area to go over the challenges of contracting an assignment and discussing the need for havingcontingency plans. Topics for the seminar include: Becoming compliant to fly; Marketing and the Demonstration Reel; Contracting an operation; Make sure you’re ready to fly; Assessing operational risk on site; Make sure you have the data; Different delivery systems for your client.

Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA, has been appraising real estate for over 30 years, having begun his career as a staff appraiser & construction loan inspector for a local Atlanta Savings and Loan Bank. In 1992, he began working as an independent fee appraiser for local Atlanta Banks. From 1999 – 2000, Lamar led a construction lending department in Georgia for Main Street Bank. He is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Appraisal Inst. and has served as the Educational Chair, Regional Representative, and on the Board of Directors. In 2014, he began to develop courses focusing on Drone Technology and Its Impact on the Appraisal Profession. He has presented in 41 States and internationally on the benefits of aerial inspections for real estate. In 2023, he earned the “Outstanding Service” Award from the Appraisal Institute for introducing Drone Technology into Real Estate Valuation.


Separate registration is required for the dinner meeting that will follow, but please make plans to attend! Click here to learn more.

Click here to download a printable PDF for April 11th education and dinner program.

Chapter Dinner Meeting @ Blue Mountain Brewery
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 5pm: Networking Hour Includes appetizers. Cash bar
  • 6pm: Dinner Buffet includes delicious salad, pizza and dessert
  • Chapter meeting held during dinner

If you have any dietary restrictions, please email so we can accommodate you as best we can!

Cancellation Policy
$10 cancellation fee applies; no refund after April 3.

Additional Information
There is a seminar from 1-5. Separate registration is required. Click here to learn more.

Click here to download a printable PDF for April 11th education and dinner program.

SAVE THE DATE: The Roanoke Valley Real Estate Symposium @ Jefferson Center
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Check-in will start at 8am.
  • One hour lunch is included.

This event is catered toward providing a local, continuing education — 7 (seven) hours — opportunities for real estate appraisers, both state and AI CE.

All real estate professionals are welcome to attend. Our intention for this event is to provide networking opportunities, as well as an informative day discussing the current trends, costs, etc. of residential and commercial real estate within the Roanoke Valley.

Various Roanoke Valley industry-leading real estate brokers, developers, builders, architects and investors will be presenting.

More info to come…