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ACA’s Online USPAP Update Courses

Online USPAP Update CourseAppraisal Course Associates is the only appraisal course provider that makes not only the current 2014-2015 USPAP Update Course available, but also the older 2012-2013 version of the USPAP Update Courses as well. The latter USPAP Update Course is designed for those who have taken the 15-hour National USPAP Course in the past, but who have not kept current with the subsequent USPAP Update Courses.

These USPAP update courses are designed to aid personal property appraisers remain current in their knowledge of USPAP through the convenience of home study which avoids the need to suffer the expenses and inconveniences associated with having to travel to an on-site offering.

Each ACA USPAP Update Course follows the instructional material developed by The Appraisal Foundation as published in the current edition of its 7-hour National USPAP Update Course Student Manual, but from a personal property appraiser’s perspective.

The Appraisal Foundation has published guidelines for course developers who are designing USPAP courses such as ACA’s Online USPAP Update Courses. We are pleased to report that our courses satisfy or exceed all of The Appraisal Foundation’s course requirements, and ACA Course Completion Certificates have been accepted by the major appraisal societies.

The goal of ACA’s Online USPAP Update Courses is to make the appraiser aware of changes that were incorporated into USPAP since the student last completed the 15-hour National USPAP Course and passed the exam. The courses also review important and often misunderstood USPAP issues that are frequently encountered in daily appraisal practice.


Take the 2014 Update Course if: you last took the 15-hr National USPAP Course in 2012 or 2013, or if the you have kept current with the biennial USPAP update courses since last taking the 15-hr National USPAP Course.

  • Students who last completed the 15-hour National USPAP Course in 2012 or 2013 should register for ACA’s Online USPAP Update Course (2014 version) which covers all USPAP changes incorporate into the 2014-2015 edition of USPAP. ($185) Go to USPAP Update Course Homepage to register. This course is also for those who have kept current with all biennial USPAP update courses since last taking the 15-hr National USPAP Course, regardless of when taken.
Homepage for the 2012 version of the Online USPAP Update CourseView Syllabus for the 2012 version of the Online USPAP Update CourseScreenshot of online USPAP Update CourseRegister for the 2014 version of the Online USPAP Update Course

Take both the 2012 and 2014 Update Courses if: you last took the 15-hr National USPAP Course in 2010 or 2011, or if the last USPAP update course you took was the 2010 version.

  • Students who last completed the 15-hour National USPAP Course in 2010 or 2011 will need to take two update courses in order to become current. Both of the following courses must be taken. When both courses have been completed, a course completion certificate will be issued. This course is also for those who are taking the biennial USPAP update courses, but whose last update course taken was the 2010 version.
    • First, register for and complete ACA’s Online USPAP Update Course (2012 version) which covers all USPAP changes incorporated into the 2012-2013 edition of USPAP. ($100) Go to USPAP Update Course Homepage to register.
    • Secondly, when finished with the 2012 version, register for and complete ACA’s Online USPAP Update Course (2014 version) which covers all USPAP changes incorporated into the 2014-2015 edition of USPAP. ($185) Go to USPAP Update Course Homepage to register.

Register for the Online USPAP Update Courses


Retake the 15-hr National USPAP Couorse if: you last took the 15-hr National USPAP Course in 2008 or 2009, or if the last USPAP update course you took was the 2008 version.


These online courses are designed with the personal property appraiser in mind by making use of many personal property related real world scenarios as well as a major case study. Each course introduces ACA’s hypothetical appraiser, John Morgan, who is an experienced generalist personal property appraiser striving to understand and comply with his USPAP obligations. Through John’s appraisal challenges, the student will better understand USPAP’s Appraisal Process and how USPAP applies to frequently-encountered appraisal problems.

While ideal for the personal property appraiser, these courses are not appropriate for real property appraisers as they do not meet state licensing or certification requirements for real property appraisers. Real property appraisers who need an update course for licensing, certification or professional society credentialing purposes should attend a USPAP Update course that has been approved by their state licensing regulatory agency.

These ACA courses has been developed and are taught by AQB-Certified USPAP instructor, Bill Novotny, ISA AM, and closely follow and exceed the material contained in TAF’s 7-hour National USPAP Update Course.