Core Course in Appraisal Studies

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Core Course in Appraisal Studies

The ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies is the "original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising. Participants learn appraisal theory, market research, ethics, and best practices on creating appraisals.

  • Most comprehensive and highly regarded introductory course to professional personal property appraising
  • Required to reach ISA Member-level status and get your professional listing on the Find an ISA Member public directory 
  • Available as self-paced online course with 25 narrated lessons and an assigned instructor, or as seven-day in-person course in Naperville, Illinois

Price: $1,400 members, $1,700 nonmembers

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Online Course Details:

  • 25 narrated lessons to complete on your own time, at your pace
  • Start, pause and resume the course on your schedule
  • An assigned instructor to address your questions at any time 
  • Online quizzes and discussion forums
  • One year to complete the course with a maximum of two six–month extensions available at a cost of $200 each

Who should take the Core Course:

The ISA Core Course is ideal for those looking to begin a career in personal property appraising, whether applying previous relevant experience and education, or not. Candidates are typically art scholars, curators, collectors, museum staff, antique dealers, auctioneers, estate liquidators, and others involved in the professional valuation of personal property.