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Why pay several thousand dollars — spending weeks of your time (often over a period of years) traveling to several different locations — when you can get the same information right here in the comfort of your own home and at times that are convenient for you?

The Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising is an extensive and unique course which addresses the core knowledge necessary for the professional personal property appraiser who is seeking competency in appraisal theory, principles, methodology and report writing skills in order to practice at the highest standards of ethics and performance. Some of the areas covered in this course include: the duties of a professional appraiser; types of appraisals and their intended uses (donation, insurance, estate, liquidation, etc.); the "Appraisal Process"; approaches to value; value types and their definitions; selection of the most appropriate market to research; Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; tax regulations regarding federally-related appraisals for donation, gift, inheritance and estate purposes; research techniques; ethics; running an appraisal business; working with the client; constructing an appraisal report; and a brief review of prominent cases such as Anselmo, O'Keeffe, Sammons, Querbach and Goldman which address key issues relating to appraising including appropriate market from which to acquire comparable sales data, valuing contraband, malpractice, fraud, clear title, fair market value, blockage discounts, USPAP, etc. Students have access to this course for six months. Click here to view the entire course outline.

This course has been superseded by the 2018-2019 edition. This new edition will be available beginning in Jan/Feb 2018.