Elimination of Bias and Developing Cultural Competency – with Real World Relevance

Fulfills BREA’s new appraiser CE requirement for elimination of bias and cultural competency.

3 CE Hours
BREA Approval No. 2310722004 

Live Virtual CE Class on Zoom

Price: $70


Zoom Class Dates

April 18, 2024, 10am to 1pm Pacific


All California appraisers will need to take this class before they renew their licenses, but there is no reason to delay! The topics are important and timely – and also interesting. You will get up-to-date information from attorney Peter Christensen about what is really happening in the courts and in administrative bodies relating to alleged discrimination in appraising from an attorney who is presently handling cases and investigations. You’ll learn key ways to work on eliminating bias and reduce your legal risk. You’ll also learn why “cultural competency” knowledge and skills are truly important for appraisers – you’ll see how a lack of cultural competency has led appraisers into legal quagmires.

I will defend you! Beyond the above, if you take my elimination of bias/cultural competency class and receive a discrimination complaint to HUD, the CFPB or the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers within 2 years about an appraisal performed after the class, I will volunteer 12 hours of my time to assist or represent you in that administrative proceeding. Please see the terms of that defense offer below.

The class will be presented in Zoom. You must have working audio and a camera – please do not use a phone for the class. You’ll also need to verify your identity before beginning the class.

Course Details and Policies

Elimination of Bias and Developing Cultural Competency – with Real World Relevance

3 California CE Hours (Approved in California only)
BREA Course Approval No. 2310722004
Fulfills BREA requirement for 2 hours of Elimination of Bias and 1 hour of Cultural Competency

Course Provider: Valuation Education LLC 

  • The course provider is Valuation Education LLC (operated by Peter Christensen). The contact information for Valuation Education LLC is 805-696-2600 or [email protected]
  • The instructor for the class is Peter Christensen, Christensen Law.
  • The class will be presented live in a Zoom meeting.
  • All students must participate by having working video and audio on a computer (this is a requirement for virtual CE presentations). Watching on a phone is not sufficient.
  • There is no exam for this class.
  • After you purchase the class, I will email you about how to log into Zoom for the class. 
  • Plan on joining a class 15 minutes before the actual teaching start time to ensure that you can login to the Zoom meeting.
  • Refund policy: If you need to cancel before the class begins or run into a technical issue, I’ll refund your money – no problem.

Please note – I also offer this class with Appraiser eLearning, if you can’t make my direct offering dates. The offer to volunteer in your defense, however, does not apply to classes I teach with other course providers.

Terms of Discrimination Claim Defense

I will provide up to 12 hours of my attorney time at no cost to assist or represent you in connection with a discrimination complaint against you before HUD, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA). These are the terms:

  • My offer of services applies to a complaint filed against you within 24 months after the class date about an appraisal performed by you after the class date.
  • Before I provide any of the services, we must sign a written engagement agreement that will outline the scope of my work. No attorney-client relationship will be formed until we sign such an agreement. My representation of you will be subject to all professional liability rules that apply to me as an attorney.
  • Any complaint must also be properly reported to your E&O insurance carrier – this is for your protection.
  • This offer only applies to my course “Elimination of Bias and Developing Cultural Competency – with Real World Relevance” (BREA Course Approval No. 2310722004) with Valuation Education as the course provider (my company).

Thank you, Peter Christensen