New Course for Personal Property Appraisers Features USPAP All-new, six-day course for appraisers now features USPAP and is the shortest and most complete package available for those wishing to learn the basics of personal property appraising.
News-Antique.com - Jun 28,2007 - Looking to launch a career as a professional personal property appraiser? Are you willing to invest six days to learn the basics? Do you want to serve your clients credibly and to perform competently? If you answered “Yes!” then this national appraisal course announcement is for you. The all-new, six-day course, Appraising Personal Property: A Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP, is the shortest and most complete package available for those wishing to learn the underlying principles of personal property appraising including the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). As a bonus, the required text books will act as reference works and will guide you in your appraisal practice for years to come.
Developed by veteran course writer and instructor David Maloney, AOA CM in association with National USPAP Course Certified Instructor Bill Novotny, ISA AM, this comprehensive course covers the theory, principles and methodology that lay the foundation for a professional personal property appraisal practice.
New IRS regulations now require that appraisers complete professional-level course work to become qualified to do certain Federally-related appraisals and that appraisals be prepared in accordance with generally accepted appraisal standards such as USPAP. This new course provides a complete appraisal education including USPAP all within six days and for a minimal cost. No other course offers an education in appraisal principles as well as in USPAP all in one setting.
Part I of this course is taught by long-time Certified Appraiser David Maloney. In Part I the student will learn the latest theory, principles and practices of professional appraising including terminology, definitions, approaches to value, scope of work, intended uses of appraisals, IRS regulations, and much, much more. The student will also learn basic appraisal techniques to facilitate beginning or expanding a professional appraisal business.
Part II of this course is the 15-hour National USPAP course which is taught by Bill Novotny, a Nationally Certified USPAP Instructor. The course is designed to aid personal property appraisers seeking competency in USPAP and focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance that are set forth in this widely-accepted standard. In addition to lectures, Part II includes discussion examples that show how USPAP applies to situations that personal property appraisers encounter in everyday practice.
"This is a unique course. Not only does the course teach appraisal principles and methodology, but it also includes the full 15-hour National USPAP Course which is great demand by appraisers desiring to keep abreast of today's generally accepted appraisal standards," said co-instructor Bill Novotny.
"We are committed to providing the most comprehensive yet practical course of instruction in the field of personal property appraising," said David Maloney. "From basic appraisal theory to USPAP to sample appraisals, this course covers it all. There is no other course of instruction that provides such a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of personal property appraising — and all in only six days," he added.
The course is offered by Appraisal Course Associates (http://www.appraisalcourseassociates.com). No societal affiliation is required to attend this