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Core Course in Appraisal Studies (Now Live Online)

Oct 19

Course Details

Date Monday, October 19, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
Time 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Central)
Location Live Online
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$1,400.00 before October 16, 2020
Contact Sami Baron
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This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising.  Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists.  This course sets the standards that others imitate.  The encyclopedic manual includes appraisal theory, identification techniques, report writing, ethics, and legal issues applicable to appraisers. Students learn the techniques of networking and are able to apply their new skills and knowledge in writing complete appraisal reports that are both ISA and USPAP compliant.  

For the first time ever, ISA is offering the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Live Online. The Core Course is 7 days (October 19-25th), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m CST, Monday-Saturday, with the exam given on Sunday. Students need to be present online throughout the entire course in order to receive credit. The exam will be given remotely on the final day of the course, administered through ProctorU.

Students are asked to read the first six chapters of the Core Course Manual prior to arrival and will be expected to read the next day’s chapters in the evenings. Additional homework assignments will be given during class, including a written assignment which will be completed the 4th and 5th evenings.  Laptops will be needed to complete the written assignment. A microphone, webcam, and speakers are required to use ProctorU, click here to make sure that your equipment is compatible. 

The Core Course Manual and 2020-2021 USPAP Manual are required for this course. Either the digital or hard copy versions of both books are accepted. 


Kirsten Rabe Smolensky

Kirsten Rabe Smolensky
ISA Member since October 2009

Kirsten Smolensky, ISA CAPP, JD is a generalist appraiser providing a full range of appraisal services in Middle Tennessee. Her legal background gives her unique insight into complex valuation problems.

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