2024 15-hr National USPAP Course
This is the distance education version of the 2024 15-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course by The Appraisal Foundation (TAF). This course focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course is unique in that it is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.
Each student will be provided a PDF that combines the 2024 USPAP publication and the 2024 USPAP Guidance and Reference Manual (including Advisory Opinions and USPAP Frequently Asked Questions), which provides the framework for the course and is referred to throughout the course. The primary objective is that participants become familiar with the USPAP publication. The course material emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. Special responsibilities of the appraiser regarding impartiality are explored in detail. The course utilizes readings, exercises, video interviews, case studies, poll questions, and pre- and post-course testing. The goal is to present the material in multiple ways to ensure participant mastery of and fluency in the material. The course includes real-life case study problems (“Discussion Examples”) that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers encounter in everyday practice. These examples address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property, personal property, and business or intangible assets, and in appraisal review. This course is designed to aid appraisers seeking competency in USPAP, in all areas of appraisal practice including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.
This course provides at least 15 hours (50 minutes per hour) of instruction in USPAP that allows for a one-hour exam period within the 15-hour time frame. Course participants will have access to a searchable PDF version of the 2024 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice for this class.