CoreLogic, a California-headquartered global property information, analytics and data solutions provider has announced a partnership with Texas-based The Columbia Institute (TCI) to create an appraiser trainee program. The program will help train the next generation of appraisers, introducing relevant technology, data, and analytics into the valuation process so the number of qualified appraisals in the market continues to increase.
The Columbia Institute launched in 1992 to serve the appraisal community with education that specifically contributes to the professional development and currency of the appraiser. It was acquired by CoreLogic in September 2016, after which its mission was expanded to incorporate delivering world-class education and training anytime, anywhere to power and advance the valuation industry.
The new appraiser trainee program was commissioned and underwritten by CoreLogic 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.”
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.