Registration & Classes


Full conference Registration

The Full Conference Pass gives you access to the Trade Show and two days of conference sessions that provide a total 14 hours of CE. Check out the Approvals page for CE approval in your state. Lunch is included on Monday and Tuesday.

Early Bird - $525.00
Pricing through June 1

Summer Savings - $550.00
Pricing June 1 - July 31

Full Registration - $595.00
Pricing starting August 1

One Day Conference Registration

The One Day Conference Pass gives you access to the Trade Show and one day of conference sessions for 7 hours of CE. You can choose either Monday or Tuesday. Check out the Approvals page for CE approval in your state. Lunch is included on one day.

One Day Registration - $350.00

Trade show Only Pass

Sunday Pass gives you access to the exhibit hall on Sunday and the Technology and Tools Roadshow and the opening reception.

Monday Pass gives you access to the exhibit hall and lunch only on Monday.

Tuesday Pass gives you access to the exhibit hall and lunch only on Tuesday.

Trade Show Registration - $125


Conference Guests

Guests are welcome to attend the opening reception and all meals and breaks. Guests do not qualify for conference CE hours, however they can register and receive credit for pre-conference course, if desired. 
(Pre-conference courses are an additional fee)

Guest Registration - $250.00


Pre and Post

Conference sessions


Appraiser Disaster REadiness Training

CE Hours: 8 hours
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Includes 1 hour break for lunch. Lunch not included.)

This 8-hour c.e. course highlights core considerations of the valuation specialist, including inspection preparation, identification of the problem to be solved, research considerations, as well as communication of key points in the residential appraisal assignment.  The illustrative examples, collection and excerpts of Handbooks, Selling Guide, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and other publications referenced are presented to enhance the skills of the participant interested in their performance of a residential appraisal assignment after a natural disaster.  

Cost: $160.00

Beyond Appraising:  Your Safety, Your Business, Your Life

No CE - Professional Development only: 5 hours
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All your education doesn’t have to be continuing education.  Attend this professional development session and learn about:

  • Appraiser Safety – How to keep safe while appraising

  • Office Management – How good office management software can make your business run more efficiently

  • Factoring Your Accounts Receivable – What is factoring and how it can help your bottom line

  • E & O Insurance – Why you need E&O insurance and what to look for in a good provider

  • Retirement – What does retirement look like for an independent appraiser and what you need to start planning for now.

Cost: $39.00

Mastering the Matrix MLS Platform for Appraisers    

No CE - Professional Development only: 2 hours
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Become a MatrixTM power user!  This course is geared towards appraisers, teaching the advanced features of MatrixTM 360 with appraisal processes and practices in mind. Start with customizing the MatrixTM displays to work the way you do. Learn how to use the many search functions to find comparable properties and relevant market data for analysis, including how to create custom searches and displays. Discover how to avoid redundancy, by saving your searches and search results for easy storage and retrieval. See new ways statistical tools and reporting options can be leveraged to identify area trends and market adjustments. In situations where more advanced analytics are necessary, learn how to export data from MatrixTM for use in other applications. Also, observe ways to quickly validate property characteristics, confirm sales transactions, find tax information and identify neighborhood demographics using Realist®. Again, this course is designed with the appraiser in mind and intended to make you more effective and efficient in your day-to-day business.

Cost: $59.00

Mobile Appraiser WorkFlow, powered by a la mode

CE Hours: 7 hours
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mobile appraising is all about improving in three key areas:

  • Accuracy – Reduce errors by using technology to organize data and eliminate retyping.

  • Communication – Communicate more effectively with your clients.

  • Time Savings – Get your work done faster and more efficiently, allowing you to do more.

Our goal with this seminar is to share some pointers about mobile technology, and get you energized to make some meaningful, progressive changes to your own workflow.  We don’t expect every app or feature we discuss to be helpful to everyone; you’ll find some suggestions helpful, while others might not really be applicable to your particular workflow.  So as we go, take notes on which features you think you’ll find helpful in your own office.

Cost: $149.00

USPAP & Technology Requirements, Responsibilities & DataMaster

CE Hours: 4 hours
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - Noon

This 4-hour CE course will provide the appraiser with both theory and hands-on experience related to the appraisal process and data requirements found within USPAP’s RULES, Standards and Advisory Opinion 37.

Overall the appraiser will gain the skills and training necessary to more efficiently use technology to analyze the market, build public trust and be USPAP compliant. Appraisers will save time and produce credible reports using the right tool, with the correct data, at the right time for the right decisions.

Cost: $99.00

Introduction to Value Verify™ for Appraisers

CE Hours: 4 hours
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - Noon

The Columbia Institute presents Fannie Mae’s® Introduction to Value Verify™ for Appraisers. This 4-hour course provides instruction and guidance to real property appraisers on Fannie Mae’s® new Value Verify™ workflow activity chain that separates property data collection (PDC) from the appraisal process. During this class appraisers will gain an understanding of the motivation behind the new bifurcated process and receive an overview of the decision path and process flow for loans that qualify for Value Verify™. This course will also introduce appraisers to a new PDC role and process, including insight into what it takes to be a property data collector beginning with professional prerequisites and leading into the extensive training needed to perform the inspection and use the cutting-edge mobile app. Complete with an overview of various monitoring measures in place to produce dependable property data insights for both Fannie Mae® and the appraiser. Discover how the addition of this role improves appraiser independence, increases productivity and provides further opportunity for specialization. Appraisers will learn how property data collectors and their observations will be utilized by Fannie Mae® and appraisers going forward. Additionally, this course will summarize the changes made to the appraiser’s scope of work, together with related revisions to the appraiser’s assumptions, limiting conditions and certification to allow appraisers to leverage 3rd party inspection information when performing desktop appraisals for Fannie Mae® backed mortgages.

Cost: $99.00