News-Antique.com - Aug 06,2007 - This personal-property-centric 15-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course is designed to aid personal property appraisers seeking competency in the widely-accepted USPAP. This course is intended to fulfill the 15-hour requirements of all personal property appraisal societies for designation and for USPAP continuing education. Note that real estate appraisers are required to take a separate USPAP update course taught from a real estate perspective.
The course emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality and independence associated with this role. In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion examples that show how USPAP applies to situations that appraisers encounter in everyday practice. The course makes use of personal property examples which address issues frequently experienced by personal property appraisers. This course provides 15 hours of instruction in USPAP and allows for a one-hour exam period.
The course instructor is Bill Novotny, ISA AM. Bill has taught core valuation courses in appraisal theory, methods, practice, report writing and USPAP annually since 1997 for the Appraiser’s National Association. He has taught USPAP for the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers and for the College for Appraisers. In 2002 he was certified (#10138) as a USPAP national instructor by the Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington DC. He was the first personal property appraiser to attain this distinction. Novotny has maintained his official certification as a national instructor of USPAP since 2002 by recertifying with the AQB in 2004 and most recently in 2007. Only National Certified USPAP instructors can teach the National USPAP course. For more information see http://www.appraisalcourseassociates.com.