Become an appraiser

Appraisal Course Associates (ACA) will be offering “Appraising Personal Property: A Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP,” a 6-day complete course for personal appraisers in Baltimore, MD June 23-28, 2009 at the Ramada Inn BWI Airport.

During the first four days (Part 1) of “Appraising Personal Property: A Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP”, Certified Appraiser and veteran appraisal course writer and instructor Dave Maloney, AOA CM teaches the principles and methodology of personal property appraising including terminology, valuation theory, governmental regulations, ethical and appraisal report writing standards, sample appraisal wording and much more including the day-to-day details of running an appraisal practice.

Part 2 of the curriculum is taught on days 5 and 6 and includes the complete personal property version of the 15-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course presented by AQB-Certified USPAP Instructor, Bill Novotny, ISA AM, GCA. Part 2 focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers as set forth in USPAP. The course material emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. This tested course will fulfill the 15-hour requirement as established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation and will familiarize the student with what is the only nationally-recognized appraisal standard for appraisers.

Note that new IRS Regulations require that appraisals done for non-cash charitable contribution purposes be completed in compliance with “generally accepted appraisal standards” – the example given being USPAP, and “Appraising Personal Property: A Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP” was designed from the ground-up to be in accordance with USPAP!

The entire course costs only $1350 plus two USPAP books. Part 1 (June 23-26) or Part 2 (June 27-28) of this course can be taken separately. Contact ACA for details.

Benefits of the 6-day course include:

1. Combines a complete course in personal property appraising along with the 15-hour National USPAP Course.

2. All taught in only six days by highly-qualified and experienced instructors.

3. Saves you time and money.

4. Satisfies ANA, AOA, ISA, AAA, and ASA societal USPAP requirements.

5. Satisfies educational requirements for designation in AOA and ANA .

6. Makes use of the all-new and highly-acclaimed course book “Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology – 2nd Edition” by David Maloney (Appraisers Press 2008).

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