ASA to Offer Personal Property Principles of Valuation Courses Online

RESTON, Va. - Nov. 2, 2020 - PRLog -- The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announced today the first online offering of its complete series of personal property Principles of Valuation courses.

The four-course series covers fundamental appraisal methodology content and theory and provides the baseline education required for personal property appraisers seeking ASA accreditation or for experienced appraisers looking to earn CE credit. The courses also provide information on the latest approaches and best practices for designated personal property appraisers interested in augmenting their valuation skills. Compeer professionals will acquire a solid, baseline education and expand their knowledge and skills.

The four-course series consists of:

PP201 – Introduction to Personal Property Valuation provides individuals wishing to become appraisers with an introduction to the profession and to the basic concepts necessary for appraisal practice. Available Online January 11 – January 25, 2021 or Available OnDemand.

PP202 – Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis leads participants through the appraisal process, beginning with the identification of the appraisal problem and continuing through the scope of work needed to reach an opinion of value. Expanded valuation terminology and a detailed overview of market research and analysis methods will be covered. Available Online February 22 – March 08, 2021.

PP203 – Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal: Report Writing presents participants with the USPAP, IRS and ASA requirements needed to effectively communicate an appraisal as a written report. Guidance will be provided on how to organize a document that supports a logical argument for value and how to comply with reporting requirements. Participants will use terms they acquired in PP201 and methodology learned in PP202 to complete an appraisal and prepare an appraisal report for review and grading by the instructor. Available Online April 26 – May 10, 2021.

PP204 – Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Commercial Environments introduces students to legal and regulatory issues that impact the work of personal property appraisers. Applying the concepts learned in the previous courses, participants expand their understanding of professional standards and the ethical requirements of an appraiser. The class also focuses upon research and analysis needed to conclude opinions of Fair Market Value for appraisals with the intended use of gift or estate tax or for charitable contributions. Further insight into the auction market, the insurance industry, and how tort law affects appraisers is covered in this class. PP204 also examines the legal court precedents on which many appraisal practices and regulations are based. Available Online June 14 – June 28, 2021.

Each live online course will be presented via Zoom and taught by a live instructor over the course of two weeks. Students meet virtually with instructors, engage in discussions and complete group exercises as needed.

Registration is available online at or by calling (800) 272-8258.

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