The National Inventory Certification Association has recently released the course, Appraisal Examiner. This is the foundation course for the Appraisal Examiner Certification Program (CAE).
To enable our members and other personal property inventory professionals to achieve their desired education for this industry, this course and all courses provided by NICA, are online and self-directed. This allows the participants to complete their courses all in one sitting or take one module at a time, depending on their time constraints. Associate Member Ray Nugent of Nugent Appraisal Services, co-wrote this Continuing Education course.
When completing an inventory service for residential and commercial clients, the home inventory professional is often asked if they know the value of items, or if they can refer a professional appraiser. Developing a working relationship between appraisers and inventory service providers will help both professionals serve the other.
This course presents the many benefits for a personal property inventory professional to become an appraisal examiner, the examiner’s responsibilities, and appraisal industry terms. Also included are the specifics required by appraisers to enable them to complete a thorough appraisal of each item.
The participant will also learn how to market their examiner service directly to the client and to a variety of professionals who could become referral sources for a continued revenue stream.
Module 1: Why Become An Appraisal Examiner
- Reasons for Appraisals
- Value Added Service
- Additional Revenue Stream
Module 2: Understanding Your Role As An Examiner
- Remote Appraisals
- The Examiner’s Responsibilities
Module 3: Processes Of The Examiner
- Documenting the Items
- Descriptions and Images
- Information Delivery
Module 4: Marketing Your Examiner Service
- Direct Marketing
- Referral Sources
The information that the home inventory professional will be required to collect when serving as an appraisal examiner is provided in great detail in this course. Once you complete the course, you will have ongoing access to this information so you can review and reference the material as necessary.
To register for this course, visit the Professional Development page of the NICA website.