Who has to take USPAP?
Real property appraisers are required to take the 15-Hour National USPAP Course (or its equivalent) to obtain a state credential. Once credentialed, all real property appraisers must take the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course (or its equivalent) once every two calendar years. The seven hour course focuses on changes to USPAP.
Foundation Appraisal Sponsors who confer personal property designations must implement the minimum personal property qualifications, or the Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. These Criteria include USPAP requirements. For details, please review the Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria booklet located here.
The Foundation has other discipline specific and USPAP-related courses listed in the chart to the left that may
be required by membership organizations, local, state, or federal agencies. These courses are available for several appraisal disciplines, including: Business Valuation, Personal Property, Mass Appraisal, and Real Property. Please contact your educational provider for a schedule of course offerings.
Can I take USPAP online or in the classroom?
The Foundation has classroom and online versions of the real property USPAP Courses available for purchase. The Foundation and McKissock, a leading developer of computer-based education, have partnered again to develop online versions of the real property