Mel Black: as owner, Mel not only develops curriculum but also delivers appraisal continuing education courses. He also teaches the National USPAP Courses as an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and has earned the Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDE) designation through the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC). Mel is a licensed attorney in North Carolina and the District of Columbia. He focuses on representing and advising real estate appraisers, real estate agents, and other professionals throughout North Carolina and other states on a variety of matters, including complaints before their licensing boards.
Mel graduated Cum Laude from the North Carolina Central University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Journal. He earned the Education Specialist degree from Appalachian State University and the Masters of Education from Winthrop College. He was the Executive Director of the North Carolina Appraisal Board for nearly 8 years. Prior to that, he served on the staff of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for over 3 years. While with the Appraisal Board, he was elected or appointed to a variety of national appraisal-related positions, including President of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO) and a member of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC). He was selected as an appraisal subject matter expert to review national appraiser examination items and also selected to provide testimony at a hearing on appraiser qualification criteria before the Appraiser Qualifications Board.
Widely regarded as one of THE BEST instructors you'll ever have. Ask around or see our testimonials and student comments, Mel thoroughly enjoys being in a classroom full of appraiser and brokers and facilitating the detailed coverage of of the most interestign most needed topics.
Never one to shy away from the grey areas in class, Mel jumps right in there with students and leads the class using his andragogical training and experience and over 23 years as a subject matter expert.
Do yourself a favor and come to one of his USPAP or other classes.