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The Appraisal Institute (AI) has a Registry listing appraisers on their Green Building Resources web page who have completed AI’s Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program and Registry: www.appraisalinstitute.org/education/education-resources/green-building-resources/
AI’s Registries (both Residential and Commercial – use search by state) list Vermont appraisers who have successfully completed course work and exams within the Appraisal Institute’s Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. A Registry listing requires 28 hours of course work and passage of three exams for residential appraisers and 35 hours of course work and passage of three exams for commercial appraisers.
This Registry enables lenders or their Appraisal Management Company to draw appraisers from a pool of qualified appraisers for an appraisal on a high performance and/or “green” home. For many parts of the state, a lender’s purchasing agent or Appraisal Management Company can now hire an appraiser from this Registry without needing to quiz them as to their experience or competence with this type of complex valuation assignment.
AI’s Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Residential Registry as of 12/28/16:
Vermont Realtors® Energy Efficient Professionals Qualifications Registry
In the near future Vermont Realtors® (our National Association of Realtors® state chapter) will also host a Registry. This local registry, the Energy Efficient Professionals Qualifications Registry (EEPQR), will list appraisal and real estate sales professionals in Vermont that complete a minimum of 7 hours of state-approved, continuing education courses about energy efficiency and renewable energy to be considered for the Registry. These courses are being designed to meet or exceed national and state standards for core competencies in appraising and selling “green” or high performance homes. Once the coursework is completed, an application will be submitted for review by a Vermont Realtor’s® EEPQR committee.
Vermont Realtors® will recognize the Appraisal Institute’s Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program’s Registries and invite those appraisers with AI Registry listings to apply for EEPQR listings.
Calypso Continuing Education in Randolph, VT will soon be offering a state-approved, 7-hour online continuing education course on appraising high performance homes.