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2024-2025 USPAP Courses
All appraisers are required to take a 7-hour USPAP course every two years. McKissock is the exclusive provider of the on-demand 2024-2025 USPAP 7-hour Update course so you can stay up-to-date on the latest changes and updates.
Ready to become an appraiser? All states require a comprehensive, 15-hour National USPAP course to become a licensed appraiser. The latest update goes into effect on January 1, 2024, and will be included in all our qualifying education (QE) bundles and packages to make sure you have everything you need to complete your required learning.
7-Hour USPAP Update Course
15-Hour USPAP Course
What is USPAP?
Adopted in 1989, The Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) has been the industry standard for ethics and performance for the appraisal profession in the United States.
The ASB, or Appraisal Standards Board, of The Appraisal Foundation writes, updates, and publishes USPAP to provide standards for all manner of appraisal services, such as real estate, personal property, commercial, and mass appraisal practice.
All state-licensed and state-certified appraisers are required to comply with these standards in federally related real estate transactions.
What is USPAP Training?
To receive a state issued credential, all appraisers must take a 15-hour course and pass a written examination based on the material in the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice publication. After receiving this credential, appraisers must take the most recent 7-hour update course every two years to remain current. Only AQB-Certified instructors may teach the 7-hour and 15-hour USPAP courses.
McKissock is the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation’s national online, self-paced courses for both the 15-hour qualifying and 7-hour continuing education courses.
Supporting the USPAP Standards
Flexible Course Options
Choose from three options: The Appraisal Foundation’s on-demand course, taken at your own pace; livestream, conducted online via a live webinar; or in-person classroom.
Learn from AQB Certified USPAP Instructors who meet the highest performance standards and can answer all your questions when it comes to USPAP Standards.
Resources You Need
Know that you have all the required resources needed to fulfill and successfully complete your USPAP course. We’ve got you covered!
For ultimate convenience and ease, become a McKissock member and complete your USPAP Update Course at no additional cost. You’ll also get full access to dozens of professional development resources.
Since 2012, McKissock continues to be the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation’s official on-demand National Online Uniform Standards of Professional Practice Update Course.
If you’re not satisfied with your USPAP course experience, simply contact us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of any course not completed.
Learn more about USPAP
We’re sharing some of our more frequently asked questions about The Uniform Standards of Professional Practice.
What’s in the USPAP?
USPAP is a comprehensive guide for appraisers from trainees to experienced Certified General Appraisers. It includes:
- Definitions of terms in USPAP, primarily in the context of how specific words are used in appraisals and by appraisers.
- The Rules appraisers must follow:
- ETHICS RULE: Outlines the requirements for how appraisers are to conduct their work with integrity, impartiality, objectivity, independent judgement, and ethical conduct.
- RECORD KEEPING RULE: Establishes the documentation and workfile requirements necessary to perform assignments
- COMPETENCY RULE: Outlines that an appraiser must properly identify the problem to be addressed and have knowledge and experience to complete the assignment competently
- SCOPE OF WORK RULE: Defines and establishes the type and extent of research and analyses needed for each appraisal and appraisal review assignment
- JURISDICTIONAL EXCEPTION RULE: Defines how to balance USPAP guidelines if any section is not aligned with law or public policy of a jurisdiction
- USPAP establishes appraisal and appraisal review requirements and how they are communicated based on the intended use of the appraisal (i.e.: real property, review, personal property, mass appraisal, etc.)
Do appraisers have to follow USPAP standards?
All assignments involving federal transactions, including an individual buying a home, need to follow USPAP standards. Professional organizations like the American Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Appraisers require members to comply, as well. Failing to follow USPAP can lead to discipline by your state’s appraisal board or even the loss of your license.
How do I take USPAP courses?
Depending on your state, you would complete the 15-hour USPAP qualifying education course in your state to become a trainee. Once licensed or certified, you are required to take the USPAP Update every two years. Courses are available via an in-person class, through a livestream course or self-paced online instruction. This gives you the option to learn in the the best environment for your learning style.
Are there prerequisites to taking USPAP classes?
If you are working on your qualifying education to become a Trainee, you’ll need to complete two mandatory courses, Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours) and Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), before taking the 15-hour USPAP course.
Does USPAP change every two years?
Not necessarily. The ASB only releases a new edition of standards when they determine it’s necessary. However, even if The Uniform Standards of Professional Practice hasn’t changed in the two years between taking the 7-hour Update, it’s still required and there will be new information in the course. Instructors will discuss relevant and emerging issues in the profession and provide more information about critical topics.
How do I get a USPAP book?
When you take the online or livestream USPAP courses with McKissock, you’ll receive an interactive, digital version of USPAP along with all the supporting materials necessary for the course. If you take an in-person course, you receive a hard copy of USPAP and the supporting manuals.