Please note: Information below pertains to ASA scheduled courses only. Contact the appropriate university registrar for university partner offerings.
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Airline Ticket Information
Do not buy nonrefundable tickets until you receive your official course confirmation from ASA International Headquarters. ASA cannot provide reimbursement.
Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance
ASA agrees to make a good-faith effort to ensure that its meeting sites comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its regulations and guidelines. Please notify ASA if you have a disability that may require accommodation by noting your request on the registration form or calling ASA headquarters in advance of your course. Your request will be held in confidence.
All participants in these courses are expected to use a calculator in class. Real property courses require a six-function calculator (HP17BII recommended). Machinery and equipment courses require a calculator capable of doing exponential calculations. Business Valuation courses require a financial calculator able to perform annuity, compound interest and present value calculations.
Cancellations, Refunds and Transfers
There is no charge for cancellations received more than 30 calendar days before the first day of the course; after that deadline, registrants will be charged $100. Registrants choosing instead to "roll" their registrations to a subsequent course will be charged only $75. For that fee, ASA will transfer the registration and consider the registrant's tuition paid in full. Please note: Any intervening tuition increases are the responsibility of the registrant. All cancellations or substitutions must be requested in writing and may be faxed to Member Services at (703) 742-8471. If ASA is not notified in advance of the start date of the course, the registrant will be considered a "NO SHOW". There are no refunds for NO SHOWS. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact our offices 800-ASA-VALU (U.S. and Canada) or (703) 478-2228.
"Challenging" or Testing Out of Courses
You may "challenge" or test out of a course by taking and passing the examination without attending the course. Challenges must be done in sequential course order and may be completed (by prior written arrangement only) at ASA course sites, at ASA open examination sites, at ASA International Headquarters in Reston, VA., or they may be set up individually with a designated ASA member at a convenient location. Only under special circumstances may an exam be proctored by a testing center or university. The price for challenging a course is equal to the course tuition and includes the course manual. All retake/challenge applications take 7 days to process. Please call 800-ASA-VALU (U.S. and Canada) or (703) 478-2228 to set up a course challenge / retake exam and/or mail or fax the Retake / Challenge Application to ASA Accreditation Specialists, 11107 Sunset Hill Rd, Suite 310, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 742-8471 (fax).
Most classes are limited in size. Enrollees are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrants for a class reaches the limit, additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list and immediately notified of such status. Courses may be cancelled at the discretion of the director of education.
The on-site course administrator will endeavor to ensure that course participants enjoy ample lighting, space, ventilation and freedom from distractions. Prohibited activities include smoking, tape recording and using portable telephones or personal pagers. Classroom use of laptop computers will be at the instructor's discretion. Voice amplification for instructors is provided when necessary. Refreshment breaks are provided; stretch breaks are encouraged. Dress is casual for students. Please contact the ASA on-site coordinator if you have any complaints or require assistance.
Any complaints regarding course offerings should be directed to the ASA Education Director at 800-ASA-VALU (U.S. and Canada) x106 or (703) 733-2106 or by email at email@example.com
Continuing Education Credit
ASA is approved as a course provider on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. All courses for which CPE credit is available are noted by the CPE hours. All courses eligible for CPE credit are taught as group-live offerings.
Substitutions are permissible if ASA has been notified in writing prior to the first day of class. It is the responsibility of the original registrant to transfer to the substitute registrant, in writing and in a timely manner, all course-related information, including textbooks, schedules and pre-class assignments. Substitute registrants will be obligated to complete and sign the standard course registration form as part of the on-site registration process. Any prerequisite education and experience is applicable to the substitute registrant.
Examinations and Grading
The only authorized examination period at a Principles of Valuation course site is on the scheduled exam day for that particular offering. Participants are not permitted to take course examinations at any other time at the course site. Examinations are given on a pass-fail basis only, and the passing grade is 75 percent for all courses. Course examinations are not returned to participants. All pass-fail notifications are mailed within two weeks after the conclusion of the course. Exam results are not given by telephone. Participants owing any course-related fees to ASA or who have not met the course prerequisites will have results withheld until such accounts are settled in full.
Course participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations and for costs associated with their lodging, meals and transportation. At most locations, special group lodging rates have been negotiated and a reserved block of rooms will be held for up to 21 days before the course start date. At the three-week point, hotels usually release the room block for sale to the general public. Hotel reservations generally may be cancelled without penalty up to 48 hours before your arrival date. Subject to availability.
Call ASA International Headquarters at (703) 478-2228, ext. 106, for details.
Payment in full by the course start date, in U.S. dollars only, may be made by check or money order payable to the American Society of Appraisers; VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are also accepted. Copies of checks sent via fax are not acceptable.
Most courses require preparation prior to arrival at the course site and the first class meeting. Pre-reading assignments are available on the Student Resource Center - Course Resources page. Participants are expected to complete these assignments and bring them to class.
To register for a course, register online using the Register Now! button for the course listing or complete the printable registration form. Total tuition and fees must be submitted with the completed registration form. Course registrants must sign the form to indicate that they understand and accept the ASA education program prerequisite policy. Registration is official when you receive your registration confirmation letter from ASA.
Participants who have failed course examinations, or have "incomplete" status for a course, have one year from the conclusion of the course to retake or complete the relevant examinations, for a fee of $150. Retakes may be completed (by prior written arrangement only) at ASA course sites, at ASA open group examination sites; at ASA International Headquarters in Reston, VA., or they may be set up individually with a designated ASA member at a convenient location. Only under special circumstances may an exam be proctored by a testing center or university. All retake/challenge applications take 7 days to process. Please call 800-ASA-VALU (U.S. and Canada) or (703) 478-2228 to set up a course challenge/retake exam and/or mail or fax the Retake/Challenge Application to ASA, Accreditation Specialists, 11107 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 310, Reston, VA 20190; 703-742-8471 (fax).
Most courses consist of three 9-hour days from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Class hours on Sunday are reserved for examinations, which vary in length (see course descriptions). The intensive schedule is often supplemented by evening homework. University schedules may vary. Seminar schedules also vary; see individual descriptions for more information.
The required textbooks and their prices are listed during the registration process on the ASA Web site. Textbooks can be ordered prepaid from ASA by check, VISA, MasterCard, money order or American Express, or online during the course registration process. Textbooks which are not available through ASA are generally available through online and retail bookstores.
Tuition May Be Tax Deductible
All expenses of continuing education (including registration fees, travel, meals and lodging) taken to maintain and improve professional skills may be tax deductible, according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5. Consult your tax adviser.
Tuition Rates and Fees
Tuition rates and fees are listed with course descriptions in "Get Dates and Locations." Please note a $50 late fee for registrations will be charged if the registration fee is not received 21 days prior to the course start date.
ASA's director of education reserves the right to limit enrollments, cancel courses, change faculty assignments or reschedule individual courses or groups of courses. Complete, current information may be obtained from ASA International Headquarters at (800) ASA-VALU (U.S. and Canada), ext. 106; (703) 478-2228, ext. 106; or (703) 733-2106 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or check the schedule on the ASA Website at education.