The ISA Credentialing Pathway

Comprehensive and convenient, ISA's professional development and certification courses provide a pathway to continued advancement in personal property appraising. The courses are led by some of the most accomplished and knowledgeable professionals in the appraisal industry today and are offered in a variety of formats.

On-site Courses

The traditional classroom setting allows students to exchange ideas and interact face-to-face with instructors. ISA's on-site courses are lively, engaging, and include many group activities that reinforce written and visual information.

  • Core Course in Appraisal Studies
  • Advanced Report Writing
  • Appraisal of Fine Art
  • Appraisal of Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts
  • Oriental Rugs Course
  • Asian Courses
  • Personal Property USPAP Courses (7-Hour and 15-Hour)
  • ISA Requalification

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Online Learning Center

ISA’s Core Course in Appraisal Studies is coming to a computer near you! For the first time ever, the Core Course in Appraisal Studies will be available in an online environment. The International Society of Appraisers is the exclusive provider of the new self-paced and interactive course, complete with online quizzes and discussion forums.

The course includes 25 narrated lessons with expert instruction on appraisal theory, market research, ethics, and best practices on creating appraisals. Now, you can enjoy the convenience of ISA’s new Online Learning Center with 24/7, on-demand access from any computer, anywhere. Start, pause and resume the course on your schedule, from the comfort of your own home or office. Everything is done online!

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Distance Education

Unable to travel? No problem! Complete your coursework from home at your own pace. Our Distance Education Program uses the same text materials as on-site courses coupled with interactive learning exercises and open book quizzes. A personal instructor answers questions and grades assignments.

  • Appraisal of Fine Art
  • Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

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The ultimate in convenience! Watch live or choose from our archive of recorded sessions. Most are less than 90 minutes long and some are FREE.

  • Jump Starting Your Appraisal Practice
  • Appraising Autographs, Manuscripts & Historical Documents—Easier Than You Think
  • Internet Marketing Tools for the Appraiser
  • The Pathway to CAPP
  • And many more!

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Course Materials

Some ISA courses require course materials that must be purchased prior to attending class. The following manuals and guides are available for purchase online:

  • Core Course Manual
  • Appraisal Resource Guide
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice: 2018-19
  • 15-Hour Personal Property Student Manual: 2018–19

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