About

Valuation Education was formed to provide valuation professionals with education focused on legal, regulatory and risk issues. It strives to offer education that is interesting, useful and affordable.

Valuation Education is affiliated with LIA Administrators & Insurance Services (www.liability.com), which insures more than 15,000 appraisers and appraisal firms throughout the United States. Having offered professional liability insurance to valuation professionals for over 30 years, LIA maintains the largest database of valuation-related liability claims in the United States. Indeed, LIA has logged and tracked the details of more than 8,200 individual lawsuits and claim situations relating to valuation. Appraisers who complete LIA-approved courses offered by Valuation Education become eligible for a discount on their E&O.


Peter Christensen designs the content for and instructs our courses. Peter has been a member of the California bar since 1993. He maintains a law practice oriented to legal and regulatory issues concerning real estate valuation and has worked on some of the largest appraisal liability cases in the U.S.  He earned both his B.S. in business administration and his law degree at the University of California at Berkeley. You can read more about his publications and experience here (More about Peter).


Summer Christensen constructs the technical aspects of the online courses offered by Valuation Education. She builds our videos, assessments and resource materials in the learning management platform. When not constructing a new course, Summer is a computer science student at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.