Finally - An Online Course For Appraisers! Appraisal Course Associates, a leading developer of USPAP-centered books and courses for the appraiser, has announced the first-ever and only online course for the personal property appraiser.
News-Antique.com - Apr 03,2009 - Appraisal Course Associates (ACA), a leading developer of USPAP-centered instructional books and courses for the personal property appraiser has announced the first-ever and only online course for the personal property appraiser.
“We are proud to offer Dave Maloney’s Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising Featuring USPAP,” said ACA partner, Bill Novotny, an AQB Certified National USPAP instructor. “The course makes use of the latest in sophisticated university-level learning management software to present a thorough and professionally-designed learning experience complete with reading assignments, Flash video reviews, a detailed online glossary, self-assessed testing, and, most importantly, course material that is totally integrated with USPAP – a first in the profession,” he continued.
“This course thoroughly covers the principles, theory, methodology, standards and practices associated with personal property appraising. It is the ultimate learning experience for new appraisers as well as for experienced appraisers who are looking to refine their practice,” said course reviewer and former USPAP instructor Tom Field, GCA of Thomas R. Field American Antiques and Folk Art.
The course makes use of Maloney’s popular course book and reference guide for the appraiser entitled "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology" (Appraisers Press 2008) as well as The Appraisal Foundation’s "Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice" (USPAP). Supplemental online readings expand on important topics to enhance the learning experience.
“From beginning to end, the course and its reference materials are based on USPAP and the appraisal process. Maloney’s course book and his online course are the first comprehensive manual and online course in the field of personal property appraising that are fully based on, and consistent with, USPAP,” said Novotny.
“I designed the course so that it flows in a logical sequence – each lesson building on the preceding one,” said Maloney who is a veteran appraisal course writer, instructor and author. “Course material is written in plain English. It can even be read online – all you need is an Internet connection! One of the most significant benefits of this online course includes there being consistency in content and the quality of its presentation. In addition, the student has access to the instructor via phone and email, and with other participants through the online Discussion Forum,” he added.
Accepted by the Association of Online Appraisers, the Appraisers National Association and the College for Appraisers as meeting their principles and methodology educational requirements for earning designations, this ground-breaking USPAP-based course is complete with an online discussion forum and constant instructor contact and mentoring for the student. The course is being acclaimed as the most professional, thorough and accurate course available for the personal property appraiser.
“The next two phases of our online course development program for personal property appraisers will include an online USPAP Update Course as well as an online personal property version of the complete USPAP Course,” said Novotny.
About David J. Maloney, Jr., AOA CM
David Maloney is a nationally-known appraiser, author, television host, radio-talk show guest, and veteran appraisal course writer and instructor. His reputation is based