The Manfred Corona-virus Update
We have had a very high volume of calls and are doing our best to return calls in a timely manner. If we do not answer, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call, if you don't leave a voicemail, we can't help you! Please note the new email address, [email protected]
Call- 518-489-1682 or Text- 518-378-5070
Salesperson/Broker Licensing Course:
Classroom: All Salesperson classroom programs started running September 2021 and will be running in both the Classroom and Webinar format until further notice.
Self Paced Online/Instructor LED Online Courses: (Broker) These courses are available online. Tech support and instructors are available to help and answer questions.
We are currently running classroom and webinar continuing education. Home Inspectors are no longer allowed to use webinars and must complete their continuing education in the classroom. However, all others, Real Estate Salesperson/Broker, Appraiser and Assessor may continue to complete their continuing education in either the classroom, live webinar or online (self-Paced). Makes perfect sense right!?
Home Inspector Continuing Education:
Please be advised that the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency declared by the Governor, expired as of June 25, 2021. All temporary approvals for live distance education due to the State of Emergency, are no longer in effect.
All course offerings need to be offered in the manner allowed by regulation. The regulations require home inspection courses to be presented in a classroom setting where the instructor is present with the class. §197 Approval of distance learning for home inspection courses would require a change in regulations. Feel free to contact the New York Department of State to express your displeasure with this ruling and suggest the regulation be rewritten to clearly define the difference between a distance learning course and a live webinar classroom where the instructor and students are present in a LIVE-RECORDED format. [email protected]
FILING FOR EXTENSIONS:
“USPAP has been a living document since its adoption in 1987. Initially, changes were being adopted so frequently, they were simply being added as inserts into a large binder. As time has progressed the updating cycle lengthened to one year and now two years. Like every profession, COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the appraisal profession and how we conduct day to day business. Pressing issues have arisen in our profession over the past year ranging widely from concerns about fair housing matters to how to conduct a socially distanced property inspection. USPAP is a maturing document, and it can take longer to study the complex issues facing our profession and how they will impact our standards. We believe all of these are all critical issues and deserve thoughtful consideration before we issue guidance,” said ASB Chair Wayne Miller.
“With that in mind, we have decided to extend the effective date of the current USPAP by one year. This will provide continuity to the profession during this pandemic while also giving the ASB the appropriate time to carefully examine the challenges facing our profession before offering additional guidance.”