College for Appraisers Adopts ACA's Appraisal Course The College for Appraisers has adopted Appraisal Course Associates' six-day, on-site course for appraisers entitled “Appraising Personal Property: A Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP.”
News-Antique.com - May 20,2008 - The College for Appraisers (CFA) has adopted Appraisal Course Associates' (ACA) course for appraisers, "Appraising Personal Property: A Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP."
Successful completion of the ACA course now satisfies the USPAP and appraisal theory and principles requirements for obtaining CFA designations including Graduate Certified Appraiser (GCA), Master Certified Appraiser (MCA), and AAS (a two-year Associates in Applies Science (Personal Property) college degree program.) With headquarters in Cypruss, CA, College for Appraisers has been offering the highest quality education in antiques, collectibles, fine arts, textiles and vehicles, and in professional appraisal standards since 1980.
"We chose Appraisal Course Associate's program for two major reasons. First, upon reviewing the course text book ("Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology" by David Maloney) we recognized it as a unique work that includes ALL the relevant areas required for our students and one which presents that material in a competent and professional manner," said Walt Miller, CEO of College for Appraisers. "The second reason is our familiarity with the highly-talented and experienced course instructors, Bill Novotny and Dave Maloney. The reality is that this comprehensive program is a combination of great human talent and well-presented material," he continued.
The adoption of the ACA course comes on the heels of CFA's earlier endorsement of Maloney's new how-to book for personal property appraisers that is used as a text book for the course. "All those on our faculty who have had the opportunity to review your book, "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology," agree that it is the best work of its kind and provides a strong, useful and thorough tool for the professional personal property appraiser. We have chosen to have this book become the standard text for our course, "Appraisal Ethics and Appraisal Writing," because it really brings together all the disparate pieces of the appraisal process in a very sensible and useful way," said Miller.
"We are pleased to have received this endorsement by the College for Appraisers. It is recognition of the degree of completeness and professionalism for which my partner, Dave Maloney, and I strive with all our course offerings," said Bill Novotny, a partner in Appraisal Course Associates and a nationally certified USPAP instructor.
For more information regarding Maloney's book or courses offered by Appraisal Course Associates, visit www.ACAcourses.com.