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To learn more about the PP accreditation process, view the complete PP Accreditatoin Guide.

Confused About Your USPAP Status?

USPAP for Standards 7 and 8 Users (PP, GJ, MTS)

There has been quite a bit of confusion regarding the USPAP requirements for ASA appraisers who have their designations in Personal Property, Gems & Jewelry and Machinery & Technical Specialties. The questions and answers below should help clear up some of the confusion. The responses will also help ASA appraisers to understand their options and differentiate between the 15-Hour USPAP courses and the 7-Hour USPAP courses (as well as the “national”1and USPAP for PP courses).

1The “national” course refers to the USPAP course that is taught for certification of real property appraisers.

Most Frequently Asked Questions about USPAP

  • Who qualifies to take the 7-Hour PP USPAP Update Course (as opposed to the 15-hour course)?

  • I am a candidate of ASA. Can I take the 7-Hour USPAP Course or am I required to take the 15-Hour USPAP Course?

  • I am an AM and I took USPAP six years ago. Can I take the 7-Hour USPAP Update Course and get reaccreditation “credit” for it?

  • What is the difference between the 15-Hour USPAP Course and the 7-Hour USPAP Update Course?

  • Does the 7-Hour PP USPAP Update Course have an exam?

  • What is the difference between the “national” 15-Hour USPAP Course and the PP USPAP 15-Hour course?

  • What is the difference between the “national” 7-Hour USPAP Update Course and the 7-Hour PP USPAP Update Course?

  • Is there a difference between the classroom course and the online version for the 7-Hour PP USPAP Update Course?

  • Is the 7-Hour PP USPAP Update Course recognized by the Appraisal Foundation?

  • Is the 7-Hour PP USPAP Update Course now required for PP, MTS and GJ appraisers?

  • Do I have to take a course given by an ASA instructor?

  • Are these policies likely to change any time soon?