Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's that Time Again.....


For those of you holding an Indiana Real Estate Broker’s license…..June 30th is the deadline to have completed 12 of your 24 CE hours for this cycle. We are happy to report that all Education Resource courses are now approved for both Appraiser and Broker Continuing Education- we have several course offerings rapidly approaching in May and June. For those of you holding both an Appraiser and Broker license, this means you can complete this year’s Broker CE requirement, while simultaneously accumulating hours for your Appraiser CE requirement, which will be due June of next year.

 

Check out our upcoming courses and register directly online at www.educationresource.com or call us at 317-610-6689.

 

For more specifics on the CE requirements for each license type, check out the info below:

 

Indiana Real Estate Brokers:

  • 12 hours every year between July 1st to June 30th (IC 25-34.1-2-5; IC 25-34.1-3-10)
  • If license is “Active” or “Unassigned”, the CE must be completed within the 7/1 to 6/30 timeline.
  • If license is “Inactive” or “Referral”, there is no requirement for CE,
  • Managing Brokers are required to have 4 of the 12 hours specifically categorized as Managing Broker CE
  • Instructors must have 4 of the 12 hours categorized as Instructor specific CE

 

Indiana Real Estate Appraisers:

  • 28 hours within a two-year period with the period starting each even numbered year (Current Cycle: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018)
  • Must include 7 hours of USPAP (Must be completed between the time USPAP is available on approximately November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018)
  • CE requirements also apply to licensed trainees from the date of initial licensure.
  • If an appraiser receives their license or certification within the last 185 days of a two (2) year renewal cycle, they are not required to obtain continuing education in the next two year period.
  • Two to seven classroom credit hours can be obtained by attending the Real Estate Appraiser Licensee and Certification Board meeting for an hour for hour credit.
  • Up to fifty percent (50%) of continuing education credit may be granted for participation, other than as a student in appraisal educational programs, as follows:
    • Teaching.
    • Program development.
    • Authorship of textbooks.

Friday, February 17, 2017


 
February, 2017
 
Have you ever struggled to determine an appropriate adjustment? Ever wish you had a few easy steps  for determining an appropriate adjustment? If so, we have a course offering to provide you with answers- “Supporting Appraisal Adjustments.” We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response to this course so far in 2017 and have added a couple offerings to ensure that anyone who is interested will be able to find a date/location that meets your needs.

Take a look at our offerings below- registration may be done directly from our website or give Jen a call at: 317-610-6689. Don’t see your desired location listed, but you think there might be interest in your area? Just let us know and we will consider adding it!

CE Hours: 7

Cost: $125

CE Credit: Approved for Broker and Appraiser CE

Course Dates/Locations:
Date
Time
Topic
Hrs
Location
Price
Registration
Mar 23
8:30a - 4:30p
Supporting Appraisal Adjustments
7
Indianapolis
$125
April 21
8:30a - 4:30p
Supporting Appraisal Adjustments
7
Fort Wayne
$125
June 7
8:30a - 4:30p
Supporting Appraisal Adjustments
7
Scottsburg
$125
June 14
8:30a - 4:30p
Supporting Appraisal Adjustments
7
South Bend
$125
Oct 2
8:30a - 4:30p
Supporting Appraisal Adjustments
7
Fort Wayne
$125
Oct 16
8:30a - 4:30p
Supporting Appraisal Adjustments
7
Merrillville
$125
Oct 30
8:30a - 4:30p
Supporting Appraisal Adjustments
7
Indianapolis
$125

Friday, December 9, 2016

Welcome to Education Resources, LLC.


As many of you already know, Mark Rattermann has decided to step away from Education
Resources, LLC.  The ownership has already transferred and we intend to keep the
changes to a minimum.  Our focus will be directed at improving all systems.

Let’s start with a quick introduction.   Nick and Jason Tillema are Indiana appraisers who’ve
been involved in the Indiana real estate market for a combined sixty years.  Most of you know Nick and a few know Jason, if not, you’ve likely heard Nick talk about Jason and his two sisters in the classroom.  Both gentlemen are active appraisers, have been heavily involved in the valuation and REALTOR community, and have been teaching for most of those 60 years. Their vision for Education Resources centers on enhancing the learning experience by combining new and current topics with new teaching techniques.  The immediate changes are few but, we hope, dynamic.

* One of our first orders of business was to create a more user-friendly website. We would like to welcome you to our new web presence with the same web address of  EducationResourcesLLC.com. We will continue to post both Education Resource and Appraisal Institute classes with the various dates, times, fee, etc.,  but you will now be able to register directly from the website.  And you will still be able to pay when you arrive at the classroom, just as you always have.

* Part of that revised website is this Appraiser Blog in which we hope to keep you abreast of current events, appraiser issues, and our take on life in general.

* So, there is the new website – will there be a new location? Short answer…nope! Mark’s classroom is right down the hall from our offices at 9247 North Meridian Street.  There has already been a few changes in the classroom – including a more visible audio/visual system. We will continue to use the 2nd floor classroom and plan to contract with the same facilities Mark has utilized in other parts of the state.

* One of our most important changes is the introduction of our new Executive Director – Jen Tillema. She will be coordinating the class schedules, answering your questions, and basically keeping Nick and Jason focused on creating and delivering quality education. For those of you who know and are familiar with Marian, Jen will be fulfilling that role.

We are currently developing several new classes - including a class on easily developing adjustments for residential appraisers.  We’ll also be offering USPAP beginning in late 2017 through late June 2018. Our desire is to provide classes, tools, and techniques which will help increase your personal productivity, competency, and efficiency.

Finally, we want to thank Mark Rattermann (and Marian) for their years of hard work, dedication, and devotion to the education of Indiana’s appraisers.  Mark has agreed to continue to teach as we need him or as he sees a specific need.  Education Resource was his baby and we plan to continue his dream.

We would also like to thank you for the support and well wishes we have received over the past year. We know the only way to continue the success of Education Resources is with your support. And with that in mind, we plan to keep the changes minimal, the quality high, and costs reasonable.

We look forward to seeing you in class!


        Jennifer Tillema
        Executive Director


        http://www.EducationResourcesLLC.com
        317-610-6689