The Columbia Institute (TCI), a leading training provider for the valuation industry, today, announced the completion of its first class from its new appraiser trainee program. The goal of TCI’s appraiser trainee program is to increase the number of qualified and tech-savvy appraisers in the U.S. The industry relies on appraisers to provide independent valuations of real estate property, which enables the real estate ecosystem in the United States market. TCI’s Appraiser Trainee program provides a solid foundation of knowledge with exposure to new technology, tools, software and soft skills that will increase the likelihood of success as a professional appraiser.
The trainee class has been designed from the ground up with one focus—the success of the appraiser. What differentiates TCI’s Appraiser Trainee class is the holistic approach it takes to education, which includes classroom instruction, field trips to building retailers, group projects and demonstrations. Trainees gain hands on experience in appraising real estate with real world cases. A highlight of the training course was the trainee’s participation in a Habitat for Humanity build to assess a subject property from the inside out.
“We are excited to be able to shape the future appraiser,” says Laura Kelly, managing director, The Columbia Institute. “We have developed a complete training program to ensure our appraisers learn about the most relevant tools and technologies, customer service skills to emphasize the importance of providing an exceptional customer experience, and culminates in a group project to develop and present their first appraisal. We are extremely proud of this first class of trainees and look forward to the ongoing development of talent through TCI’s Appraiser Trainee Program.”
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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