Antique School Offers New “Online” Version Of USPAP Appraisal Course. The Asheford Institute Of Antiques is set to offer students and graduates, Appraisal Designation Updates through the latest offering of USPAP's 15-Hour "Online" Appraisal Course...
News-Antique.com - Mar 26,2015 - The Asheford Institute of Antiques has announced that it will begin offering students and graduates the chance to upgrade their professional “appraisal designations,” by providing the latest “online” version of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 15-hour National Course.
For those tired of having to arrange flights, hotel reservations, and time off work, in order to attend USPAP Course events, this may be just answer you've been searching for...
Starting this week the Asheford Institute of Antiques (a distance learning program on antiques, collectibles and appraising) will begin offering its students and graduates the opportunity to update their “appraising credentials,” by taking the National USPAP 15-hour Course on appraising in an online format (along with an accompanying Asheford related exam). This latest iteration of the USPAP 15-Hour online Course will allow students to register and participate in the program at their own convenience, and from their own home.
The program will be taught by an AQB Certified Instructor, and will include the latest version of the National 15-Hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Course; which will focus on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers as set forth in the USPAP publication. The primary objective will be to ensure that participants become familiar with USPAP and its content. The Course material will emphasize the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. Special responsibilities of the appraiser with regard to impartiality will be explored in detail. With it’s online format, the Course will make full use of all Internet resources, associated readings, exercises, websites, video interviews, case studies, and “pre” and “post” Course testing. The intended goal will be to present the Course in multiple ways to ensure that participants develop a mastery and fluency in the material being presented. The Course will include “real-life” case studies that will clearly demonstrate how USPAP is likely to be applied by appraisers in everyday situations.
For its part, Asheford says that it will also provide a supplemental Professional Appraiser Code of Conduct (PACC) update examination, to be offered in concert with the USPAP online Course and testing. Tony Drew, a representative from the Admissions Department of the school, indicated that the USPAP and PACC coursework would have to be taken in combination, in order for Asheford graduates and students to be able to update their appraising credentials.
A published News Release that was pulled from the schools website, and later confirmed by Mr. Drew, indicated that “starting-enrollment” for the new USPAP & PACC Program was slated to be begin in April. Said, Drew, “I think this is really going to be a great addition for our students!”
For those seeking more information regarding the new USPAP and PACC Course offerings, you can contact them via the school’s web site at: www.asheford.com, or call the Registrar’s Office at: Tel. 877-444-4508.