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OREP Appraiser Benefits

OREP provides appraisers more than just insurance. All OREP Members enjoy incredibly valuable benefits designed to help you grow your business, limit your liability, and be a better appraiser.

SPECIAL FOR APPRAISERS: Free 14 Hours of CE (Over $250 Value) – Pick Two out of Four Courses

As part of the OREP RPG/Membership Risk Management Program, OREP Members can now enjoy 14 hours of Approved Continuing Education, at no extra cost! For a list of approved states, please visit OREPEducation.org. CE not approved in GA, IL, MN, and AK.

Disclaimer: OREP does not offer an endless supply of new CE courses every year. While we cannot guarantee that we will have 14 Hours of NEW FREE CE for you each year, OREP currently offers four FREE CE courses to choose from (approvals vary by state). As a member you may repeat coursework if you’d like.

How to Raise Quality and Minimize Risk – 7 HOURS CE
(Presented by: Timothy C. Andersen, MAI, MSc., CDEI, MNAA)
This course shows you what you can do to avoid claims, reduce liability, and enhance your understanding of the approved methodology, techniques and protocols for appraisals. Learn about real world claim scenarios and specific steps you can take to protect yourself.

FHA Appraisal Standards – 7 HOURS CE 
(Presented by: Lore DeAstra, MBA, MRICS, SRA, CDEI)

Keep up with the latest FHA 4000.1 standards and learn what you should be looking out for on an FHA appraisal. Learn how to include explanations and photographs that will help your FHA appraisals fly through underwriting.

Non-Lending Appraisal Assignments – 7 HOURS CE 
(Instructed by: Joshua Walitt, SRA, AI-RRS, MNAA, CDEI)
Explore the possibilities and requirements of non-lender appraisal work, including tax rebuttal, pre-purchase, pre-listing, divorce, estate, and IRS-related work.

Appraiser Liability and Risk Management – 7 HOURS CE (Approved in over 25 states)
(Instructed by: Timothy C. Andersen, MAI, MSc., CDEI, MNAA)
Featured presenters include: David Brauner, former President and Senior Broker of OREP Insurance, Isaac Peck, current President and Senior Broker of OREP Insurance, and Timothy Andersen, MAI of The Appraiser’s Advocate. “Appraisal Liability and Risk Management” gives appraisers the tools to take practical steps to limit liability and stay out of trouble. 


Enjoy 14 hours of Approved CE, and save $$$ when you become an OREP Member THIS YEAR! Benefits part of OREP Risk Purchasing Group.


Premiums Starting at $401

Plus Enjoy All These Other Valuable Benefits:

Free Training Classes (Over $200 Value)

OREP offers a number of valuable training courses for OREP Members, designed to help you improve your skills, limit your liability, and protect and grow your business. OREP Members enjoy the following courses FREE:

“Thank you for the training webinars. I am learning so much that is helping me improve in my appraisal practice and increase the quality of my work, thus reducing my exposure to lawsuits. The education is a great complement to your insurance business. I will be back at renewal time!” —Bruce K.

Free and Discounted CE

OREP Members enjoy 14 hours of risk management Continuing Education (not approved in GA, IL, MN, or AK), as well as discounts on other coursework through the OREP Education Network. Save hundreds of dollars at the OREP Education Network on high-quality CE classes with the latest information and advice from industry experts. Save $20-$30 per CE course and more when you bundle. Don’t miss these great classes, including:

McKissock Discount: Additionally, All OREP Members can now save 10% off McKissock Membership, including USPAP. Flexible learning, world-class appraisal content, and professional development, all for a fraction of the cost. Email subscription@workingre.com for your discount code.

“I have been waiting 15 years for a class like this. Thanks again for a very informative class.” —Scott G.

Guaranteed Delivery of Working RE Magazine ($60 value)

OREP Members receive a free subscription to Working RE Magazine, the largest circulation print magazine for home inspectors in the country, including over 250 premium content articles ($60 value).

“Working RE is one of the best sources of contemporary information available to appraisers. I look forward to receiving it and digest it from cover to cover. Most appraisers feel as I do, that your work does us a great service and is sincerely appreciated.” —Paul J. Carist, SRA

Free State Board Complaint Consulting (Over $100 Value)

Insulating yourself against state board complaints has never been more vital to the success of your business. OREP Members enjoy a free half hour consultation with Bob Keith, MNAA, IFA, Former Director for the Oregon Appraisal Board, or a free half hour State Board Complaint Consulting with Joshua Walitt. Plus, receive 25% off any consulting services if needed for either Bob Keith or Joshua Walitt. Head off trouble before it starts.

Joshua Walitt (SRA, AI-RRS, MNAA, CDEI) is the principal consultant for Walitt Solutions. He provides short- and long-term consulting services related to valuation, education, review, and investigations. Clients include lending institutions, appraisers, AMCs, attorneys, accountants, education providers, regulators, and others. If you’re faced with a State Board Complaint, don’t go it alone.

“I spoke at length this afternoon with Bob Keith. We discussed the complaint, the items in my workfile, and the appropriate response. I feel much more confident now. This is a tremendous benefit as an OREP Member. Thank you for your direction and guidance.” —James S.

Appraiser Defense

OREP Members enjoy a Free 1-Hour Consultation with trial attorney Craig Capilla when facing a complaint from their State Board, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). With both state board and HUD discrimination complaints on the rise, appraisers need a professional with EXPERIENCE in their corner. Click here to learn more about Appraiser Defense and trial attorney Craig Capilla.

Corporate Savings (Save Over $500 Every Year)

Lower Prices from your Favorite Suppliers. Click here for a recent cost comparison of typical office supplies and the savings you can enjoy through this free program. Save hundreds a year on office expenses with this free benefit Click for details.

“YES! We are saving 19% on our Verizon bill and I order all of our office supplies through the discounted Staples portal—they provide overnight, FREE shipping, even on Sunday orders! Lastly, we are considering the Six Flags discount. So, yes, yes, and yes. We are taking advantage and truly enjoying your program. Great job!” —Cynthia T.

Additional Savings

Already an OREP Member? Email ariane@orep.org with questions about how to access your OREP Benefits.

You can purchase an OREP Affiliate Membership separate from insurance here