The Columbia Institute (TCI), a leading training provider for the valuation industry, today, announced the launch of a new appraiser trainee program with the goal of increasing the number of qualified appraisers in the U.S. The appraisal profession is critical to the U.S. housing economy. The industry relies on appraisers to provide independent valuations of real estate property, enabling consumers to buy homes. This new Appraiser Trainee program is expected to increase the supply of qualified appraisers in line with market needs.
CoreLogic (CLGX), a global leader in property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions has commissioned and underwritten the new Appraiser Trainee program through TCI. It will also improve the efficiency of appraisals by introducing relevant technology, data and analytics into the valuation process.The program will target early career talent and military veterans which will bring new and diverse talent into the industry and also provide a pathway for veterans to build rewarding careers outside of the military.
“TCI intends to offer several trainee classes annually across the country in areas identified with the greatest need,” said Vicki Chenault, executive, CoreLogic Valuation Solutions. “Qualifying education necessary for licensure will be delivered by TCI, online and in the classroom. In addition to the education requirements, TCI will develop the trainees holistically by adding components of advanced skill building such as service principles, data and analytics to build the competencies necessary for success.”
About The Columbia Institute
The Columbia Institute (TCI) launched in 1992 to serve the appraisal community with education that specifically contributes to the professional development and currency of the appraiser. Upon acquisition by CoreLogic in September 2016, TCI’s mission was expanded to incorporate delivering world-class education and training anytime, anywhere to power and advance the valuation industry.
Currently, there are twenty faculty members that have operated in more than thirty states. In addition to providing educational offerings, TCI has managed the development of state appraiser licensing and certification examinations, an annual educational event and most recently, hosts a leading appraiser trainee program to develop the next generation of valuation professionals.
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