The following courses are for Candidates for Certified or Accredited membership. Only candidates and members are able to take candidate courses.

If you are a non-member with less than five years of appraisal or connoisseurship and marketplace experience we suggest that you take our Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP).

Theory and Methodology

Taught by Appraisers Association Certified Members and offered online, topics covered in the course include:

  • The Appraisal Assignment, such as Assignment Conditions and Defining the Scope of Work
  • Valuation Considerations, such as Purpose of the Appraisal, Approaches and Types of Values, Marketplace as well as Support for Valuation Conclusions
  • Legal and Other Considerations, such as the Appraiser’s Responsibility to Client, Appraiser as Fiduciary? Appraiser as Authenticator? Appraiser’s Responsibilities on IRS Forms, IRS Consequences for Grossly Over or Under Evaluations
  • Appraisal Terminology / Definitions

Upcoming Courses:

Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal

Taught by Appraisers Association Certified Members, this course focuses on report writing best practices and proper use of the Appraisers Association report templates.  

Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal is geared toward current candidates close to submitting their sample appraisal reports and members who would like a refresher course in the proper use of the templates.
Non-members and non-candidates are not eligible to take this course. 

Participants attend either in-person or remotely via our online classroom for the full duration of the course. Course materials are emailed to participants prior to the start of the course. 

Upcoming Courses:
All courses are from 1:00-5:00pm EST.


Courses require at least 6 students to run. Changes or cancellations to your registration must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of your course. If you do NOT notify us at least 5 business days before the course, you will be charged a $50 administration fee.  

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