USPAP UPDATE COURSE SCHEDULED IN SAN DIEGO A 7-hour USPAP Update course for personal property appraisers will be held in San Diego, CA on March 3, 2007, hosted by the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.
We are pleased to announce that Bill Novotny, ISA AM, has agreed to teach the seven-hour USPAP update course for personal property appraisers in San Diego. Many will remember that Mr. Novotny did an excellent job when he taught the full 15 hour USPAP course two years ago that was also sponsored by the San Diego ASA Chapter.
Bill Novotny is certified as a national USPAP instructor by the Appraiser Qualifications Board. In 2002 he was the first personal property appraiser to attain this distinction. He is author of “USPAP and the Appraisal Process” an 82-page study manual that will be provided free in electronic form to course registrants – a hard copy will be available for a small fee. Mr. Novotny has been a full-time personal property appraiser since 1993 and also owned an antique store for fifteen years. In addition to teaching USPAP he has taught core valuation courses in appraisal theory, methods, practice and report writing.
This course will be offered at the bargain price of $125. An early registration discount of 10% will be available to all registrants who pay in full before February 5, 2007. This is a special low rate subsidized by the San Diego Chapter and will include both breakfast and lunch at the hotel.
Who Should Taken This Course:
All designated ASA appraisers in the disciplines of Appraisal Review and Management, Personal Property, Gems and Jewelry, and Machinery and Technical Specialties who have not yet met their re-accreditation USPAP requirement or who need continuing education credits. Note: Real estate appraisers are required to take a separate USPAP update course taught from a real estate perspective.
Members of other organizations such as ISA, AAA, or ANA, who need a refresher USPAP course or need to fulfill their organization’s USPAP or continuing education requirements.
Attorneys and judges or insurance providers and claims experts who would like to learn about USPAP and its importance to the appraisal profession without investing in the full two-day 15 USPAP course. Note: The seven hour course does not require an exam.
About the Course:
The 7-hour USPAP Update Course focuses on changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. It also includes information intended to clarify some aspects of USPAP that have caused confusion. There is no exam, but a Verification of Completion will be provided. This course assumes that participants have previously completed the 15-hour National USPAP Course or an equivalent.
We strongly suggest purchasing the current 2006 Edition of USPAP – whether or not you have already taken USPAP. The USPAP manual is updated and published yearly and available from the Appraisal Foundation at where you can either download it or order the bound publication.
NOTE: ALL USPAP-Certified appraisers are required to keep up with USPAP and write their appraisals according to the latest version of the Standards.