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Welcome to the Delaware Chapter of the Appraisal Institute!

We hope our site will help inform both Chapter members and the general public about what the Appraisal Institute offers. You will find information about educational offerings, how to join the organization, chapter officers, and a directory of all Appraisal Institute members of the Delaware Chapter.




Delaware Appraiser Law, Rules & Regulations

The two-hour mandatory law class is INCLUDED for primary Members of the Delaware Chapter. Free class offered by the Delaware Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.



*NEW* 2024 Education Scholarship


Delaware Chapter designated members, candidates, and practicing affiliates in good standing with the Appraisal Institute can apply for up to $50 per person for a course and up to $100 for any course with a passing grade on the associated exam. Any monies received must be used by December 31, 2024. Email for an application.









May 2, 2024

Tri-State Residential Roundtable


(Held in conjunction with the Southern NJ, Delaware & Phila. Metro Chapters of the Appraisal Inst.)



Bonesaw Brewing Company

Lager Loft

570 Mullica Hill Rd

Glassboro, NJ



Appraisal Institute Members $50

Non-Members $60



Seminar 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 CE hrs)

            CE pending in NJ (reciprocal in PA) and DE

Happy hour 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (apps & cash bar)





·         Richard Negro and Deborah Peacock (HUD)

·         Matt Carelli

·         Michael J. Pratico, Jr., AI-GRS

·         Michael J. Acquaro-Mignogna, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

·         Eugene A. Soda, Jr.

·         Walt Krzywicki, MAI, AI-GRS


·         HUD 4000.1 Handbook

·         Appraisal Bias

·         Market Conditions

·         Listing and Contract Analysis

·         Swinging Interest Rates and Best Practices

·         Collateral Underwriting and Reconsideration of Value

·         USPAP Issues







Mon., May 20, 2024

Understanding the Construction Draw Sheet



Held on Zoom



12:45 pm check in

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm class



Instructor: Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA



4 CE hrs




Appraisal Institute Members $90

Non-Members $100



This course covers primarily a residential construction case study and is intended for real property appraisers, real estate agents, and anyone else who wants to understand more about how houses are constructed from a lenders and builder’s perspective. Covered topics include understanding how builders and lenders interact and performing an inspection of a residential home in Downtown Atlanta. It is filled with illustrations and photographs, with an emphasis on a case study of a residential home that was under construction over an 11-month period. It covers the entire process, literally from the ground up. General topics covered include choosing a site, site development, construction techniques, cost breakdown sheet, construction draw sheet, and construction inspection.









October 1-3, 2024

Condemnation Appraising: Principles and Applications



DelDOT Offices

250 Bear-Christiana Rd

Bear, DE 19701

“Thousand Acre Marsh” Room



Class begins daily at 8:00 am



Instructor: Vince Dowling, MAI, SRA



21 CE hrs + 1 hr exam



Early Bird Special $500 if registering by June 1, 2024

Regular Registration fee, Members and Non-Members $575

            No food/drink included.




Gain an understanding of the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals, and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Acquire the tools to address issues such as the valuation rules used by different jurisdictions, identification and valuation of the larger parcel, and the estimation of damages and benefits. Examine advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases. Discover how courts view various appraisal methodologies. Case studies are presented to reinforce the application of condemnation appraisal principles. This course is in the Litigation Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

(The other 2 courses are being planned through the Philadelphia Metro and Southern NJ Chapters.)

Course objectives:

·         Identify how property rights and land-use regulations affect the condemnation appraisal process.

·         Determine which property to appraise in a condemnation appraisal.

·         Recognize the importance of defining public projects and identify their impact on the subject property.

·         Perform competent and admissible appraisals.

·         Recognize the appraiser’s role in inverse condemnation actions.

·         Describe the appraiser’s role as a consultant to legal counsel.

·         Identify the valuation concepts and rules of law and procedure typically used in a condemnation valuation jury trial.







Questions? Need help enrolling?  Email, call 856-415-0281



Any and all cancellations are subject to a $10 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. CE certificates are available in the same portal within 7 days of the seminar. Make sure your current licenses are listed, or no certificate will generate for that state.


FOR ZOOM OFFERINGS: Students must have computer, webcam and microphone capability to participate and 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. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education.  Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines.



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