Build Your Foundation in Appraising Ethics and Standards
ISA requires that its members stay current with the guidelines for ethical and competent appraisal performance as outlined in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or USPAP.
To become an ISA member, appraisers must first complete the 15-Hour USPAP course. Once completed, members must complete the 7-Hour USPAP course each subsequent, two-year USPAP cycle. USPAP cycles begin with the even year number. It is the responsibility of the ISA member to ensure they are current with USPAP.
ISA members, if you are unsure of when you last completed USPAP, simply log in to your member profile and view the Manage My Profile section under Credentialing Requirements.
Please note that if you choose to take the personal property USPAP course with a different organization, please confirm with ISA that this is an approved provider before registering for the course. ISA does not accept the real estate version of USPAP.
15-Hour Personal Property USPAP Course
Along with the Core Course, those starting out on the ISA credentialing pathway must complete the 15-Hour Personal Property USPAP course to qualify for ISA member-level status. This course teaches the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance as outlined in the Personal Property Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
- Available to all appraisers seeking qualification in USPAP
- Must be completed to achieve ISA Member-level status
- Course available as live, three-day online course or as in-person, two-day classroom experience.
Price: $450 members, $550 nonmembers
7-Hour Personal Property USPAP Course
This is the required 7-hour update for personal property appraisers seeking to fulfill their two-year requalification process. This class covers the latest version of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
- Must have previously completed the 15-Hour USPAP course
- Course available as live, two-day online course or as in-person, one-day classroom experience.
Price: $300 members, $375 nonmembers
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:
Meredith Meuwly, ISA CAPP
Steve Roach, ISA CAPP
Kirsten Smolensky, ISA CAPP
Online Course Details
Online offerings of this course are broken into three, five-hour live segments. Specific course times will be provided upon registration. Students successfully completing this course earn fifteen professional development credits 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.
Online offerings of this course are broken into two, 3.5-hour live segments. Specific course times will be provided upon registration. Students successfully completing this course earn seven professional development credits 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 emailed in advance of class.
Please note if you are an appraiser of Real Estate, you are not eligible to complete USPAP through ISA.
What is USPAP?
Learn more about the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and ISA's policies on USPAP.