USPAP FAQ

USPAP Course Policies
The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) offers USPAP courses only for Personal Property appraisers. Please note if you are an appraiser of Real Estate, you are not eligible to complete USPAP through ISA.

ISA requires that its members take the 15 Hour USPAP course, followed by the 7 Hour USPAP course, every 24 months. It is the responsibility of the ISA member to ensure that they are staying current with USPAP. As an ISA member, if you are unsure of when you last completed USPAP, please contact ISA Headquarters at: 312.981.6778.

Course Instructors
All ISA offered USPAP courses are taught by AQB Certified Instructors. More information on AQB Certified Instructors can be found on The Appraisal Foundation website.

ISA employs the services of the following AQB Certified Instructors:
Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP
Steve Roach, ISA CAPP
Tim Luke 

Course Locations
ISA offers USPAP courses in Naperville, IL as well as nationally and online.

Onsite Courses
15 Hour USPAP
On-site offerings of this course are held at the NIU Naperville Conference Center in Naperville, IL. This is a two-day course, with an exam at the conclusion. Students not successful in passing the exam initially will be allowed to re-take the exam.

7 Hour USPAP
Students completing this one-day course are not required to sit for an exam.

To be eligible for this course, you must have taken a 15 Hour course or 7 Hour Personal Property USPAP course within 24 months. If it has been longer than 24 months since you last completed a USPAP course, you must re-take the 15 Hour USPAP course and successfully pass the exam.

Students successfully completing this course earn 7 professional development credits (PDCs) and will need to update with a 7 Hour USPAP Course, by the end of the next two year cycle, after the course is completed.

Course Materials: All students are required to purchase the current edition of USPAP, directly from The Appraisal Foundation, and bring it to class. Both print and electronic versions are acceptable. The student manual, also required for this course, will be provided at the start of class. The USPAP manual can be purchased by following this link: https://www.appraisalfoundation.org/

Online Courses
15 Hour USPAP
Online offerings of this course are broken into five (5), three (3) hour live segments. Specific course times will be provided upon registration. You will receive a total of three email confirmations: an initial email confirmation, received within the week of your registration, another one-week prior to the course and a final two-days in advance of the course with access instructions.

7 Hour USPAP
Online offerings of this course are broken into two (2), three and a half (3.5) hour live segments. Specific course times will be provided upon registration. You will receive a total of three email confirmations: an initial email confirmation, received within the week of your registration, another one-week prior to the course and a final two-days in advance of the course with access instructions.

Students successfully completing this course earn 7 professional development credits (PDCs) and will need to update with a 7 Hour USPAP Course, by the end of the next two year cycle, after the course is completed.

Attendance and Tardiness: All students must participate in every segment, those entering the course more than 15 minutes tardy, will not be eligible to complete the course, per The Appraisal Foundation policy. Tardiness will not be accepted, please do not ask your instructor to make an exception. Due to the interactive nature of this class, attendance is limited to the first 18 students.

Access and Requirements: Students are required to have at minimum a microphone/head-set with microphone, a webcam is preferred. All students will need reliable internet access and are encouraged to sign-on 30 minutes in advance of the course.

Course Materials: All students are required to purchase the current edition of USPAP, directly from The Appraisal Foundation, and bring it to class. Both print and electronic versions are acceptable. The student manual, also required for this course, will be mailed in advance of class.

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