Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D., GRI, CDEI, CREA, CRA, RMU, CEI, CFI, CFeeA, CCI, RHI, CMI, CPM, NA-ED, NA-GA, CBC, IAQ2,
Bill Merrell has been issued with many Additional Designations, Certifications and Completion Certifications in addition to the one's listed herein. These have been earned over the past 4 decades,
and Bill C. Merrell is quite proud of his many accomplishments, and the many students who have succeeded as a result of Bill Merrell's Educational Program. It is estimated that Bill has been involved
with well over 20,000 registrations and/or graduates during the past 4 decades through the many schools listed below.
Bill Merrell 1990's Bill and Family in 2006
Dr. Bill C. Merrell, Founder and Director of the
Merrell Institute, Director-Owner
Merrell Education Center, National Director
Appraisal Education Network School, Education Director/Coordinator
Center for Professional and Legal Studies, Director
Hauppauge Real Estate School, Director-to Present
North American Association Network, Director
New York Institute of Technology- Appraisal Licensing, Certification and Continuing Education Program in multiple Vocations for Adult Learners including RE Appraisal, Home Inspection, Finance, Economics and Para-Legal Programs in the Old Brookville Campus, New York City Campus and Central Islip Campus in New York
New York Institute of Technology.- Home Inspection Program Director
C.W. Post University- Appraisal Program Director- Developed the Appraisal Program for Post
L.I.U., C.W. Post University- Associate Professor for the Licensed Home Inspection Program and developed multiple Home Inspection Continuing Education Programs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_Party_of_New_York_State New York State Reform Party-Bill Merrell, Chair
American Real Estate School 1983 to 1991- Developed the Appraisal Program for The American RE School
We are pleased you are considering our school over the many schools throughout the region. Our past students are a cross section of the country with students from over 40 states and 12 different foreign countries, including:
2002 foreign exchange delegation from Turkey taught by Bill Merrell
2007 Seminar for Chinese Delegation taught by Bill Merrell (Dr. Merrell received the Yellow Crane Plaque for his efforts from Chinese Delegates)
Owns the First school in New York State to offer approved Appraiser Continuing Education in New York State (we hold the 00001 approval!)
(2003) The only school in New York State to host the Appraisal Foundation's USPAP Instructor Certification Course, which USPAP instructors must successfully complete in order to be permitted to teach USPAP in New York and throughout the country.
Teaches more Appraiser Continuing Education Classes approved in NYS than any other school to date
Teaches more Home Inspection Continuing Education Courses approved in NYS than any other school to date
Teaching affiliation with New York Institute of Technology (N.Y.I.T.) between 1989 to 2003
Teaching affiliation with New York Institute of Technology (N.Y.I.T.) 2008 to Present
Faculty at Adelphi University between 1996 to 2001
Faculty at Baruch College , Home Inspection Licensing Program Courses 2009
Faculty at C.W. Post (LI University) in Home Inspection Continuing Education and Appraisal Licensing Programs 2009 to Present
National Education Director: Housing Inspection Foundation (2005 to Present)
National Education Director: Association of Construction Inspectors (2005 to Present)
National Education Director: National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (2005 to Present)
National Education Director: National Association of Review Appraisers and Mortgage Underwriters (2005 to Present)
National Education Director: International Real Estate Institute (2005 to Present)
National Education Director: Environmental Assessment Association (2005 to Present)
Dr. Merrell has worked as an "Owner" Property Manager since 1991 on multiple properties, and was elected for a 6 year period as President and Board Manager for a 287 Unit complex in Suffolk County. He was personally involved in a 2 million dollar renovation project in this NYS Complex, including, windows, walls, mansard, siding, walkways, traffic stops, pool and pool house renovation, office renovation and signage. This was done as a volunteer for the community in the 1990's. Bill Merrell was elected President of a Condominium in Vermont in 2009 at Dover Green Condominium, allowing him to be involved even though due to his disability, he is not present often. Bill has been re-elected President multiple times; 2010-2013.
Dr. Merrell brings 4 decades of experience in the fields of Education, Real Estate, Appraisal, Property Management and Home Inspecting . Under Dr. Merrell's direction, we are both proud and happy to be able to offer a diverse and well rounded educational program for those students who truly want to learn and succeed in the the twenty first century. We are now the largest independent NYS, Dept. of State Approved Educational Provider on Long Island, based upon registrations, programs approved and graduates. Bill still teaches. He has, however curtailed his teaching after his accident in which his ankle/foot was injured in 2009.
Dr. Merrell has developed more real estate, appraisal, home inspection and continuing education courses in New York State than any other educator. Dr. Merrell also is proud to write articles for various news media and internet media sites. His experience includes Real Estate, Home Inspection, Appraisal, Finance and Property Management. Dr. Merrell is qualified in multiple state and federal jurisdictions as an expert witness, and is the author of multiple educational manuals, used in conjunction with licensed school programs. In addition to directing a school, teaching and mentoring, Bill owns investments, has invested in various businesses in NYS, managed hundreds of properties and was Vice President for a Financial Institution in the 1980's, acquired by State Wide Capital a NYS Mortgage Banking Organization (1985 to 1990) Dr. Merrell's educational background and experience qualifications were the reason for he appointment to State Wide Capital.
Bill C. Merrell: Author, Educator, Speaker, Manager, Qualified Expert Witness, and most important...Husband and Father. Most of his accomplishments are as a result of by desire to make the world a better place for my wife and daughter. They are his inspiration and motivation.
Bill Merrell's injury in March 2009 in which Bill broke bones (including fractures) in his left leg "knee, and ankle", has not derailed his teaching commitment. It has caused Bill to reduce the number of classes and hours he teaches, due to repeated trouble walking on his ankle, which healed broken. Bill may have difficulty walking and standing at the podium. He is still overseeing all school related operations. With the use of a cane, and wheel chair, Bill Merrell is still doing his very best to provide his students with high quality education for your professional licensing needs in 40 plus states throughout the country.
Bill C. Merrell's list of Schools, Colleges and Universities include (but are not limited to) Long Island University, CW Post, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY @ Stony Brook, Ithaca College, Western States University, FNMA Foundation, The Realtor Institute, Certainteed Career Development Programs, Trump University and NAREA. These programs, classes, seminars and degree programs spanned throughout 4 decades and were very viable education towards his educational career path. He has Guest lectured at Hofstra University, Adjunct at New York Institute of Technology, n Adjunct at CW Post/LI University, Management Bachelor Degree program at Gibbs School and various Educational Providers in the 1980's until he undertook the responsibility of opening his own Educational Organization.
In conjunction with Dr. Merrell's many activities, his background as also included Residential Inspections, Residential and Commercial Draw Inspections and REO inspecting for Lenders. This is one of many reasons why Dr. Merrell was the first school in Down State NY approved for Home Inspector Licensing and Continuing Education in NY State. The last decade plus, Dr. Merrell has written, developed and worked in the field of education. These include Environmental courses as early as 1992 with the EAA, and Home Inspection Courses approved for Continuing Education Credit in the 90's, still offered to date. Bill's affiliation includes NACHI, EAA, HIF, NAREA, IREA, NARAMU, IAC2, ACI. Dr. Merrell is an electronic test proctor for BPI for the certifications testing to complete their BPI certification.
Thank You For making us one of the most active Appraisal and Home Inspection School in New York State and the Number # 1 Visited Appraisal and Home Inspection School in the Country. We are working on our rating for Real Estate programs in more than three quarters of the country with educational partners.
Bill Merrell believes the true reason for our success is our no nonsense approach. Quoted, Dr. Merrell has stated,"...we say it like it is, not like people may hope it to be. Our facilities and our faculty are our school. We offer new classrooms, corporate styled, highly qualified educators and a great educational program. That sums it up. I'd like to see a school attempt to outperform us. It would give us the drive to do even more. We are usually working at 110%. We have made our Home Inspection the largest independent program on Long island and we are continuing to work towards the success of our traditional and on-line real estate programs. To that end, we are always working towards the betterment of our career licensing programs to benefit our students".
With his Accident of 2009, Bill has and is doing his best to continue teaching even though he is living with trouble walking and pain in his left ankle. This has not stopped Bill's commitment to educational quality and qualified instructors are here to assist him in licensing and CE classes. Bill's students are his best referral resource. Bill may not be as active as he was prior to his accident in 2008, but he tries to continue to stay involved to benefit our students throughout the country.
Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D., GRI, CDEI, CREA, CRA, RMU, CEI, CFI, CFeeA, CCI, RHI, CMI, CPM, NA-ED, NA-GA, CBC, IAQ2,
GRI- GRADUATE REALTOR INSTITUTE, New York State Association of Realtors (National Association of Realtors)
CDEI- CERTIFIED DISTANCE EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR- IDECC/ARELLO- Nationally Designated Agency
CREA- CERTIFIED R E APPRAISER, National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA(
CRA- CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER, National Association of Review Appraisers/Mortgage Underwriters (NARAMU)
RMU- REGISTERED MORTGAGE UNDERWRITER, National Assoc. of Review Appraisers/Mortgage Underwriters (NARAMU)
CEI- CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTOR, Environmental Assessment Association (EAA)
CFI- CERTIFIED FEE INSPECTOR, North American Association Network ~ National Professional Association (NPA)
CFeeA- CERTIFIED FEE APPRAISER, North American Association Network ~ National Professional Association (NPA)
CCI- CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR, Association of Construction Inspectors (ACI)
RHI- RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTOR, Housing Inspection Foundation (HIF)
CMI- CERTIFIED MASTER INSPECTOR, National Assoc, of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI/ InterNACHI)
CPM- CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER, International Real Estate Institute (IREI)
NA-ED- NETWORK APPRAISER-EDUCATOR, New York State Appraisal Network (NYSAN)
NA-S- NETWORK APPRAISER-SENIOR MEMBER AND CHIEF REVIEWER, New York State Appraisal Network (NYSAN)
IAC2-Indoor Air Quality Certified Designation- InterNACHI-IAQ2
CBC- CERTIFIED BUSINESS CONSULTANT, North American Association Network
NYS Certified Business Instruction, Merrell Institute
NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York State, Dept. of State, Division of Licensing Services
NYS Licensed Real Estate Instructor for Sales, Brokerage and Continuing Education Classes (New York State)
NYS Certified General Appraiser, Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Detailed Review Appraising
Licensed Appraiser Instructor, Residential/Commercial/Review and Continuing Education Programs in NY, NJ & Ct
Licensed Real Estate and Appraisal On-Line Instructor, IDECC Certified by ARELLO and IDECC-Nationally Accredited
Licensed Home Inspection Instructor, Licensing and Continuing Programs NYS, Dept. of State
Accredited Appraisal Reviewer, Appraisal Management Company Assignments, NYSAN
Certified Paralegal Instruction and Consulting- Merrell Institute
Certified Appraisal Instruction- Merrell Institute and New York Institute of Technology (Licensing and Continuing Education)
Certified Home Inspection Instruction, Merrell Institute and LIU/CW Post Campus (Licensing and Continuing Education)
Certified Home Inspection Instruction, CUNY BARUCH COLLEGE 2008-2009 (Licensing)
Certified Mold Sampling Inspector and Educator, Merrell Institute for ProLab and EMSL
Certified Radon Sampling Inspector and Instructor
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