2010-2011 Edition of Online Course For Appraisers Now Available! Appraisal Course Associates, a leader in appraiser education, has announced that the new 2010-2011 edition the only complete online course for the personal property appraiser is now available.
News-Antique.com - Jan 28,2010 - Appraisal Course Associates (ACA), a leading developer of USPAP-centered instructional books and courses for the personal property appraiser has announced that the updated 2010-2011 edition of the "Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising (Featuring USPAP)" is now available.
"The course has been completely updated to conform to the many changes incorporated into the 2010-2011 edition of USPAP," said course author and Certified Appraiser Maloney. "In addition, scores of enhancements including expanded discussions and new topics make this the most complete and up-to-date source of core appraisal knowledge for the personal property appraiser available anywhere," he continued.
"Maloney's 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, narrated 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," said ACA partner, Bill Novotny, an AQB Certified National USPAP instructor
"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 550-page how-to course book and reference guide for the appraiser entitled "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology - 3rd Edition" (Appraisers Press 2009) 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.
"I designed the course so that it flows in a logical sequence - each lesson building on the preceding one - including self-assessed quizzes, locally-proctored exams and culminating in a final graded appraisal assignment," 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 is the use of frequent narrated video reviews which enhance knowledge retention. In addition, the student has access to the instructor via phone and email, and with other participants through the online Discussion Forum to discuss issues or obtain clarifications whenever needed.
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 being acclaimed as the most professional, thorough, up-to-date and accurate course available for the personal property appraiser. For more information or Guest Access to the course, visit http://www.AppraisalCourseAssociates.com.
David Maloney is a nationally-known Certified appraiser, author, television host, radio-talk show guest, and veteran appraisal course writer and instructor. His reputation is based on 30 years of practical experience, extensive academic and personal study, writing, teaching and lecturing. Maloney is author of "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology -