Course Policies

By registering for USPAP, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the following course policies:

USPAP through the Appraisers Association

We offer USPAP courses for Personal Property appraisers; real estate appraisers are NOT eligible to take these courses.

**Effective January 1, 2024, we will only be providing digital copies (PDFs) of USPAP materials to all USPAP students. Attendees who wish to order hard copies of the materials can do so on The Appraisal Foundation website: The Appraisal Foundation store**

All students are required to have access to the USPAP book, Student Manual, and Reference Manual for the duration of their USPAP course. These will be provided to students digitally in advance of their class.

Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) Certified Instructors teach our USPAP classes.

We only accept personal property USPAP courses taken through the Appraisers Association of America, the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). We do NOT accept USPAP taught through any other organizations.

Online courses must be real-time (taught by a live instructor). We do not accept self-study courses of any kind. 

If a student is more than 15 minutes late to a USPAP class (or misses more than 15 minutes of the USPAP class in total) he or she will not be able to complete the class. This is an Appraisal Foundation policy of which the Appraisers Association is forced to comply.

All members of the Appraisers Association must take USPAP every 24-months.

It is the member's responsibility to stay current with USPAP; the Appraisers Association is not responsible for ensuring that you are current with your USPAP. Please contact the Appraisers Association if you do not remember when you last took USPAP.

Online courses require a strong internet connection, microphone and working speakers; a headset is highly recommended. Webcams are strongly recommended for 7-hour online courses.

If you do not pass the USPAP examination, you will need to retake the exam. There is a $100 fee to re-take the exam.

15-Hour USPAP Course & Exam vs. 7-Hour USPAP Update Course

We offer both the 15-Hour Course & Exam and the 7-Hour Update Course. Classes are held at our office in New York City, online, and nationally.

Both the 15-Hour and 7-Hour USPAP courses are approved by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation.

The 15-Hour Course & Exam takes place over two days in-person; if taken online, it is typically held over the course of 3 days (5 hours per session) or 5 days (3 hours per day).

The 7-Hour course takes place on one day in-person; if taken online, it is 2 days (3.5 hours per day) or one day (7 hours).

You MUST have taken USPAP within the past 24 months in order to be eligible for the 7-hour update course.

We pride ourselves on members with the highest standards of ethical appraising and professionalism. As such, our members MUST take the 7-hour USPAP update course every 24 months.

The 15-hour Course & Exam is worth 15 CE Credits. The 7-hour Course is worth 7 CE Credits.

If you have a learning disability that requires extra time on the exam, please send documentation to at least 5 business days before the start of class.

Registration Policies

Courses need at least 10 students to run; please contact the Appraisers Association office to confirm before making hotel or flight reservations.

Registration cannot be completed without payment in full.

A confirmation email will be sent once you register and pay for the class. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the Appraisers Association. 

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. 

Updated October 2023