USPAP 7-HR Online Update Course

Live, Online 7-Hour USPAP Update Course

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This 7-Hour USPAP Update Course is taught by Bill Novotny, an Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) certified USPAP course instructor. Mr. Novotny is a highly-experienced generalist personal property appraiser. In 2002 he became the first personal property appraiser to be certified by the AQB, and he has remained certified ever since.

Since becoming an AQB-certified USPAP instructor in 2002, Bill has repeatedly taught both the 15-Hour and the 7-Hour USPAP courses for the ISA as well as for the Los Angeles and San Diego chapters of the ASA. He has also presented USPAP courses for other other large organizations including the Professional Association of Appraisers–Quilted Textiles (PAAQT), the ANA and the College For Appraisers.

This course is a real-time, live online webinar presentation during which the AQB-Certified instructor and students actively interact via the Internet and a telephone (or computer) voice connection. During the presentation, students will be viewing the TAF-created PowerPoint presentation being displayed on the instructor’s computer. The presentation is keyed to TAF’s 7-Hour Personal Property Course Student Manual (SM) and to TAF’s Student Answers to Discussion Examples, Review Quizzes and Practice Tests (SA). In addition to changes to USPAP, this course also explains related myths and discusses certain USPAP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Advisory Opinions (AOs) which address TAF-identified issues that are frequently confronted and commonly misunderstood by personal property appraisers.

This update course is designed for the personal property appraiser who, as a prerequisite, has kept current with the biennial USPAP updates or has taken the 15-HR National USPAP Course during the previous two-year cycle. This update course conforms to the requirements set forth by Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation.

TAF prohibits students who are in excess of 15 minutes late to class or who miss more than a total of 15 minutes of class time from being awarded a course completion certificate.

While ideal for the personal property appraiser, this 7-Hour USPAP Update Course is not appropriate for real property appraisers as it does not meet state licensing or certification requirements for real property appraisers.

This course requires students to have in their possession a copy of the current edition of USPAP. When you register for this course you will attest to the fact that you have in your possession either a printed or a digital copy of the current edition of USPAP. Copies of USPAP can be ordered in printed and/or digital form from www.appraisalfoundation.org. Prior to the course, we will provide students with a digital version of the Student Manual as well as of the Student Answers in PDF format via email at no cost.

This course includes seven instructional contact hours. There is no examination.

Note: This course is taught live by an AQB-certified instructor and makes use official TAF materials including TAF’s Student Manual and Student Answers. This course conforms to all TAF course requirements, is the same course as taught by other AQB-certified instructors and, as such, satisfies USPAP Update Course requirements for all personal property appraisers regardless of societal affiliation.

Course Fees

$220 (includes PDF copies via email of the Student Manual and Student Answers)

A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the start of a course.

Course Schedule

Current course offerings are listed below. Courses which are filled to capacity are not listed. Course offerings are dependent on a minimum number of registrations. Additional courses will be added periodically. Email us if you have a group of 10 or more appraisers who would like to have a private group offering.

  • May 25 and 26, 2017 (both days 3:30PM to 7:00PM EST)
  • June 29 and 30, 2017 (both days 3:30PM to 7:00PM EST)

System Requirements

This course is a live webinar presentation making use of the Internet address http://www.join.me/uspapupdate. Simply go there at the schedule start time. When the presenter arrives, enter your name, click the knock button and you will be given access to the conference.

Accordingly, students must have Internet access as well as a telephone line for audio. In lieu of a phone line for audio, the student can use a computer-connected headset or their computer’s built-in microphone in order to participate.


  • If using the telephone for audio, you will call the number and enter the conference call ID number we will be emailing to you in advance of your course date.

  • For comfort and convenience you may wish to use headset connected to your computer or your computer’s mic for your audio connection.

  • Watch this short video explaining how to join a meeting.

  • Detailed instructions for signing in and participating in this webinar offering will be provided via email upon registration.



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