NOTICE: Extension of Current USPAP

The Appraisal Standards Board voted on February 19, 2021 to extend the effective date of the current 2020-21 USPAP through December 31, 2022. Click here to learn more.

Appraiser Qualifications Board Course Approval Program

The Course Approval Program (CAP) was established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) at the request of and as a service to state appraiser regulatory agencies and real property appraisal education providers. The intent of this voluntary program is to provide a minimum level of acceptance for real property appraisal education courses meeting the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the AQB.

The program is designed to be a convenience for education providers and state regulators by providing easy access to education that has met minimum AQB requirements.

The AQB encourages state appraiser regulatory agencies and providers of real estate appraisal education to participate in and support this program.

To view an active list of all current AQB approved courses, please visit: AQB Approved Real & Non-Real Property Courses

Education Providers

Any school, organization, person, or other entity that owns the proprietary rights to a course is eligible to apply for course approval under CAP for qualifying and/or continuing education.  

Participation in CAP by education providers is not mandatory. Similarly, state appraiser regulatory agencies are not obligated to utilize or recognize this program. Education providers that have obtained CAP approval of their course(s) must still satisfy any requirements for course approval or recognition promulgated by a state in which approval is sought.

A complete application must be submitted to CAP in electronic format. To apply to CAP, review the Course Submission Instructions and upload the Course Submission Documents.  

CAP Policies and Procedures
CAP Fee Schedule 
Equivalent USPAP Courses
Practicum Course Application for Education Providers 
Practicum Course Property Identification for Education Providers 

State Regulators

The Course Approval Program operates on an electronic application submission system, which enables state regulators to view the materials of hundreds of CAP-approved courses via a password-protected website. Access to the password-protected website is limited to state regulatory agency personnel only. To obtain website access, additional identification information is required and will be verified by The Appraisal Foundation staff.

Request State Regulator Access 
View Course Materials