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Seminar: Eliminating Bias and Developing Cultural Competency with Real World Relevance

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Peter Christensen 2021

Instructor / Developer: Peter Christensen, Christensen Law

As a lawyer who is actively handling bias matters before HUD and the CFPB, Peter’s presentation relates the topics to real world cases.  This 3-hour synchronous offering is approved to fulfill BREA’s requirements for bias and cultural competency.


“Eliminating Bias and Developing Cultural Competency with Real World Relevance” provides appraisers with specifically relevant and useful guidance on the subjects of bias and discrimination in appraising and also the subject of cultural competency. The course content, as well as the laws and cases discussed, are relevant to both residential and commercial appraisers. Up-to-date information is given about current investigations and cases relating to alleged discrimination and guidance is offered on practices to reduce bias and the risk of disputes alleging discrimination.

The course answers specific questions for appraisers, such as:

• How have appraisers found themselves as the targets of investigations and lawsuits alleging discrimination?

• What forms of proof are needed to establish a fair housing claim against an appraiser?

• What can appraisers do to lower their risk?

• What should appraisers know about implicit bias?

• Why is basic “cultural competency” important to appraisers?

The course has been developed to meet the requirements for appraisers under California Bus. and Prof. Code section 11360 for Elimination of Bias (2 hours) and Cultural Competency (1 hour).

A Special Note About Registering:

  • Never attended an Appraisal Institute Offering or not yet updated your password / log-in since October 1, 2019 – follow these simple steps before registering.
  • Those seeking credit from states outside of California are strongly encouraged to check directly with their state licensing board(s) to confirm that the specific state(s) will (1) accept synchronous education, (2) accepts education from an out-of-state provider and/or (3) offers reciprocal credit if the offering is approved by the CA BREA.
  • This synchronous program is approved for 15 points of Appraisal Institute CEC and 3-hours of BREA CEC (#24CP754601568). 
  • Instruction will be held via Interactive Technology (ZOOM) and is based on the “live” classroom version that falls under the requirements for synchronous education
  • It is the student’s responsibility to have the required equipment – dependable Internet access, computer, webcam and microphone, agrees that attendance will be monitored and to forward their Photo ID/ Driver’s License to the Chapter Office upon completing your online registration.


Register EARLY and Save up to $40!
Register by April 26
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates – $105
Standard / Non-AI Professionals – $115

Register after April 26
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates – $125
Standard / Non-AI Professionals – $145

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