Getting it Right from the Start: A Workout Plan for Your Scope of Work (7 CE Hours) @ the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Richmond-Midlothian, (Chesterfield Room) Chesterfield Towne Center
Jun 7 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
  • Instructor: Vince Dowling, MAI, SRA

  • Check in begins at 8:15 AM

  • Class starts at 8:30 AM

NEW SEMINAR! The scope of work decision is the most critical one you will make in the development of an appraisal.  After identifying the key elements of the assignment, you decide what needs to be done to arrive at assignment results that address the needs of the intended users of the appraisal. This seminar will help you become familiar with the broad range of services that you can offer under USPAP and give you practice determining the appropriate scope of work for various types of assignments. Return to your office with greater confidence when making scope of work decisions. Objectives:

  • Understand the evolution of scope of work in USPAP and the level of flexibility it provides in today’s appraisal assignments.
  • Recognize the parameters that define an assignment and know how to identify the client’s problem to be solved.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the numerous ways the appraisal process can be carried out in assignments.
  • Understand why disclosure of the selected scope of work is necessary.
  • Write clear, concise, and accurate scope of work statements for assignments.
  • Understand from examples how a broad variety of services are allowed under USPAP.

When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you.  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

You will get an hour for lunch; no food/drink is included (but the hotel does offer a complimentary breakfast!)

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.  No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 10 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal.

Registration fees do not include printed materials.


  • Inconsistency: it’s Hiding in Plain Sight in Your (commercial) Appraisal (Monday, June 6, 2022)
  • Getting it Right from the Start: A Workout Plan for Your Scope of Work (Tuesday, June 7, 2022)

If you will attend both seminars, use the discount code NQCX520815 when registering for the Scope of Work seminar. That will give you a $20 discount for attending both days! (Please don’t use the discount if only attending for one day… it’ll be a paperwork nightmare!)


Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281

Click here for a complete list of upcoming VCCAI events and educational offerings.


Opening Pandora’s Box: The New Wild West of Appraisal Modernization @ Via Zoom
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • Check in begins at 2:45 PM
  • Class is 3-5 PM
  • 2 CE Hours 
  • Instructor & Seminar Developer: Mark R. Linne, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS 

This seminar will explore how technology, pandemics and GSE modernization efforts work in the aggregate to offer profound challenges to the valuation professional. Topics will be artificial intelligence, mobile technologies; machine learning, AVMs, the death of appraisal forms and how the existing landscape will experience a tectonic shift over the next 3 years. In addition to providing a perspective on the changes that are beginning to emerge, participants will hear a variety of opportunity paths that will allow them to make sense of the changing environment and what they can do to make the most of the opportunities emerging from this seeming chaos. A sample outline of the seminar discussion: 

Appraisal Modernization requires a discussion of: 

    • Artificial Intelligence (The “Other” AI) 
    • Machine Learning 
    • Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) 

Appraisal Modernization Includes: 

    • New Forms 
    • New Processes 
    • New Players (Inspections/Hybrids/AVMs) 
    • New Understanding of RISK

This class is being offered for FREE as a THANK YOU for supporting the VCCAI.

CE credits are pending with the VA state board.

Please be on time, and let lisamayweiss@hotmail.com know if you cannot attend since I anticipate having a wait list.

Click here for a downloadable PDF flyer for this event.

This seminar is being presented virtually via Zoom. Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: 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. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer.

Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar & allow Virtual education in place of classroom education. Contact the chapter with questions.  Email: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com Call: 856.415.0281


I’m Their Leader – Which Way Did They Go? (4 CE hrs) @ Blue Mountain Brewery
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Check in at 12:45 pm
  • Seminar from 1-5 pm     
  • CE pending w/VA State Board; approved by Appraisal Inst.
  • Chapter Dinner Meeting to follow
  • Seminar created and presented by Joseph S. Durrer, Jr., MAI, SRA  

The thrust of this seminar is:

Scope of Work Rule clearly sets forth for us:

“The appraiser has BROAD flexibility and SIGNIFICANT responsibility in the manner of detail and manner of disclosing the scope of work in the appraisal report or appraisal review report.”

Yep! We’re talking about that 30+ year old mandate –  USPAP!

We, as licensed appraisers, can never get away from its requirements and guidelines. Presented for discussion and analyses is a series of “Attention-Getters!”

  • It’s that gotta’-always-stay-pumped-up attitude – WHY?
  • What role does USPAP play?

The numerous “Q & A’s”, plus the “I-Knew-Better-Really!” attention-getters are designed to challenge the licensed appraiser via the hands-on solving by the class. The suggested solutions of these scenarios will be in many forms – including solving mathematically via case studies.


There will be a SMALL set of materials to print.  They will be emailed to you.

Separate registration is required for the dinner meeting, but please make plans to attend!

The seminar does not include food; there will be a beverage station.

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.  No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 10 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal.

All educational offerings with the VCCAI Chapter can be found on the chapter website: www.vccai.org 


Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281



Annual Installation of Officers Dinner Meeting @ Craddock Terry Hotel
Dec 1 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We welcome & encourage spouses/guests to attend!

  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm: Education – 2 hours of CE credit – Riverside Room (click here for details and to register)
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Cocktail Hour – Riverside Room (includes 1 drink ticket per person; cash bar thereafter)
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Dinner – Riverside Room

Keynote Speaker & Installation of Officers/Directors

  • President:  Wesley Woods, MAI
  • Vice President:  Lynn Kelsey, MAI
  • Treasurer: Greg Mackey, MAI
  • Secretary: Michael Knight, MAI
  • Past President: Kelly Yeatts, MAI
  • Directors:
    • Nancy Dove, MAI, SRA
    • Fletcher Lane, MAI
    • Charles Parkhurst, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
    • Jared Schweitzer, MAI
    • Scott Vail, SRA

Keynote Speaker: Heather Placer Mull, MAI, SRA, 2023 Appraisal Institute Region V Chair


You must go on-line and register with your dinner choice!

Dinner choices:

  • Pasta Primavera (served with vegetables and Alfredo sauce)
  • Slow Roasted Chicken (chicken thighs with a honey Dijon cream)
  • Oven-Roasted Salmon Filet (with tomato and olive bruscetta)

Dinner is FREE for our membership & guests (1 drink included; 3 guests per member)

Hotel rooms available at a special rate of $169. You must book your room by 11/1, so act fast!  Call 434-455-1500 to secure a room.

Reservations must be made by November 25th.     

Questions? Call 856-415-0281

Click here for a printable PDF of this program.

Spotlight on Common Errors and Issues (2 CE pending with the VA State Board) @ Craddock Terry Hotel
Dec 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Michael C. McCall, MAI

This seminar addresses problem areas that often are observed in appraisal reports submitted to the Appraisal Institute for admission and ethics screening. Applicable for both general and residential appraisers, this seminar will

  • Review most commonly noted reporting errors.
  • Review commonly noted methodology errors.
  • Review the characteristics of convincing appraisal reports.

Questions? Call 856-415-0281


Click here for a printable PDF for this program.