Online & Home Studies

Residential Data Collection
October 16 - 25

The class includes online Zoom sessions (dates/times below) where the whole class and instructor meet together. You are required to attend 100% of these sessions. Students are not able to makeup missed Zoom sessions. This class updates and replaces the Residential Drawings, Fieldwork, and Photographs course and is available for both qualifying elective and CE exam credit.


Class Description

Residential Data Collection takes the topic of residential fieldwork and explores further into in-office reviews, field visit planning, on-site data collection, calculating gross living area, and creating official residential property drawings.  

The course is a blended learning journey: you’ll participate in classes on Zoom, and you will be asked to complete some hands-on assignments on your own to hone these skills (such as measuring your own home or the home of someone you know). At this time, there is no option to take this as a seminar-only course.

CE Hours and Elective Details

This class meets one of the two elective requirements for the CIAO designation. CIAO Candidates are required to complete Property Valuation before enrolling in this course and are strongly encouraged to have taken the other core qualifying courses.

For those looking for CE, the course is worth 22.5 hours, equivalent to a 3-day in-person course. This class is only offered as an exam course. 

Virtual Course Schedule:

The class will take place across two weeks in October. The Zoom sessions will take place on the following dates, all from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.  

Zoom Sessions

  • Monday, October 16, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Friday, October 20, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday, October 25, 1:00 - 4:30 pm


The course rates are: 

  • $405 for CIAO candidates. 

  • $525 for current CIAOs. 

  • $50 online testing fee. 

Included in the cost is an electronic copy of Square Footage–Method for Calculating: ANSI Z765-2021.

How to Register

Please complete the form below to indicate your interest and commitment to the requirements of that class. Space is limited. Completing the form allows you the chance to register for the class but does not guarantee you a seat. 

Priority registration is given to CIAO Candidates. Registration opens: 

  • Wednesday, August 23 at 10:00 am for CIAO candidates. 

  • Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 am for current CIAOs.

Residential Data Collection Form

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