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Core Course in Appraisal Studies

Oct 01

Course Details

Date Monday, October 1, 2018 to Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Northern Illinois University - Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60503
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$1,400.00 before September 24, 2018
  1. In-person
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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 is in two sections and includes a resource directory of over 200 pages, including computer research sites, useful forms for your appraisal practice, and selected abridged law cases.  The on-site class is presented in a user friendly manner with many group activities that reinforce written and visual information.  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.  Minimum computer skills are required and laptop use in the classroom is encouraged.

The Core Course is 7 days (October 1-7), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with release on the last day at 12:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included for the duration of the course. The exam will be held at the host hotel on the last day of the course.

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. The Core Course Manual and 2018-2019 USPAP Manual are required for this course. 

Course Location
Northern Illinois University – Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd. Naperville, IL 60563

Hotel Location                   
Embassy Suites by Hilton
1823 Abriter Court
Naperville, IL 60563

Toll free: 1.800.Embassy
Direct: 630.799.5900
ISA Group Code: ISO

Room Type: King Studio Suite

Please remember to ask for the ISA room block at a rate of $129/night plus tax (use code: ISO). Reservations should be secured by Friday, September 14, 2018 to take advantage of the room block rate.

Refund Policy
Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $200 will be issued on written cancellations or transfer requests received on or before September 17, 2018. Phone cancellations WILL NOT be accepted. Registrants assume full responsibility for notification to and verification of receipt by ISA. 

Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, flight/transportation cancellations, unattended events or early departure. In the rare event of a course cancellation, ISA is not responsible for nor will provide refunds for costs associated with travel, airfare, hotel or transportation costs incurred by the registered attendee. It is always recommended that the registrant considering purchasing independent travel insurance.

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