The Columbia Institute was founded in 1992 with the mission to provide quality appraisal continuing education at a reasonable cost. Subsequently, we have expanded our programs to provide real estate education as well, and have begun to offer pre-license/qualifying courses through Columbia e-Campus. Consequently, our mission statement has been amended: to provide quality education and service at a reasonable cost.

Columbia e-Campus was created in 2002 to provide real-time, 24-7 online courses for both pre-license/qualifying and CE in those states which accept such education. Columbia e-Campus has experienced thousands of registrations throughout the country since its beginning. It has two affiliates participating in its offerings: On-course Learning and Fastclass.


The Columbia Institute headquarters has relocated its office from San Antonio, Texas to CoreLogic's Cypress Waters Campus in Irving, Texas. Our new address is 3001 Hackberry Rd, Irving, TX 75063. Our team email address: registrar@columbiainstitute.org and phone: (800) 766-1936 has not changed. This move is intended to consolidate The Columbia Institute into the larger organization to support and foster greater collaboration within CoreLogic. As you know, education is the foundation of all professional development and growth.

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Heather Sullivan

Heather Sullivan

Sr Ldr, Valuation Training Programs

Alisha Tarwater

Alisha Tarwater

Professional, Project Mgmt. Valuation Solutions Group

Virginia Cox

Virginia Cox

Associate, Valuations Training Admin.

Teresa Walker

Teresa Walker


Appraisal News


FHA INFO 15-86 - 3yrs to 1yr history - See last bullet on Page 2

AI Response to TAF

TAF Legislative Alert

Two new FHA 2015 Documents:
FHA Handbook 4000.1 and Appraisal Report Data and Delivery Guide


Columbia is proud to be one of the hosts of the Appraisal Summit & Expo held yearly in Las Vegas. Click here for details on the Summit.

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