Investigator Training

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) and the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO), with funding from the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), have once again formed a partnership to offer training to state investigators in 2020!

We invite your investigators, administrators, legal counsel, board members, or support staff involved in investigations to attend our Level I, Level II, and Level III Investigator Training Courses! The goal of the training is to promote greater consistency in the evaluation, investigation, and resolution of complaints received about appraisers nationwide. Please review the prerequisites, and send names and email addresses of two state investigators for each course to Aida Dedajic at Important reminder that we do not take requests from individuals, they must come from state's chief regulator.

Each state's chief investigator will be able to send up to two state investigators who have never previously attended the courses. If you have more than two investigators who you would like to send to the training, please request that their names be added to the Waiting List. Preference on the Waiting List will be given to larger states! The courses are two and half days long (Monday-Wednesday), and will be offered at no cost to state investigators. In addition, transportation to the courses as well as lodging and meals will be reimbursed by the Foundation in accordance with our travel policy. Attendance is crucial! Participants must attend the complete course in order to receive a certificate of course completion and expense reimbursement. Please see our Attendance Policy .

Spaces fill up quickly, so please send your submissions as soon as possible!


Level I 

Date: April 27-29, 2020
Instructors: Tom Lewis & Larry Disney
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Prerequisite: Completion of the 15- Hour National USPAP Course (or its equivalent), OR the 4-hour online course Intro to Terms & Concepts of USPAP
(Note that the Intro course is not eligible for CE credit). 
Registration Cut-Off: 2/28/2020


Level II 

Date: June 15-17, 2020
Instructors: Dennis Badger, Don Rodgers 
Location: Kansas City, MO
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 Investigator Training Course and the 15- Hour National USPAP Course (or its equivalent)
Registration Cut-Off: 4/10/2020


Level III 

Date: September 14-16, 2020 
Instructors: Tom Lewis, Larry Disney     
Location: Tampa, FL
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 2 Investigator Training Course, which includes 15- Hour National USPAP Course (or its equivalent).
Registration Cut-Off: 7/10/2020


Students in the Investigator Training classroom