Additional Education

Take advantage of even more educational opportunities in Las Vegas. Arrive a few days early and hone your skills with one of these popular courses being offered in conjunction with the conference. Additional fees apply.

ARM204 - Appraisal Review and Management Overview

Course Date: October 15-18, 2015
Member: $920 Early (through 9/17/17) | $1,070 Regular
Non-Member: $1,070 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $1,220 Regular
Category: Appraisal Review & Management
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Fundamental
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ARM204 is the culminating course which repeats coverage of the three pillars of review, the review paradigm, the applicable appraisal standards of review, the history and evolution of appraisal review, the management of the multidiscipline appraisal assignments, management of appraisers, and presentation and discussions relating to faulty appraisals, negligence lawsuits, workings of the Appraisal Subcommittee, use and misuse of peer review committees. We demonstrate the application of the appraisal review paradigm, and methods of critiquing standards non-compliance, identifying logical fallacies and we work as teams in the actual review an appraisal reports in real property, personal property, and business valuation.  ARM204 starts with a discussion of narrative appraisal report writing as an argument, some issues relating to Fannie Mae form type reports, the appraisal regulatory environment, the three pillars of appraisal review, appraisal paradigm, and the preparation of an appraisal review report.

BV202 - Introduction to Business Valuation, Income Approach

Course Date: October 15-18, 2015
Member: $1,020 Early (through 9/17/17) | $1,170 Regular
Non-Member: $1,270 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $1,420 Regular
Category: Business Valuation
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Fundamental
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BV202 was designed to build upon the learning outcomes achieved in BV 201 by adding the income approach to the student's skill set/ toolbox. This course places heavy emphasis on the three key variables of a valuation (regardless of whether the valuation is concerning fair value for financial reporting, fair market value for litigation or tax-related valuations): Benefit Streams; Risks (i.e., discount rate); and Growth.

Students will be provided with the core concepts necessary for them to immediately apply the income approach without regard to the specific standard of value or purpose for the valuation. 

BV204 - Advanced Topics in Business Valuation

Course Date: October 15-18, 2015
Member: $1,020 Early (through 9/17/17) | $1,170 Regular
Non-Member: $1,270 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $1,420 Regular
Category: Business Valuation
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Fundamental
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Instruction in five (5) timely advanced valuation topics is presented in this course. Approximately half of the course covers valuation adjustments (including discounts for lack of marketability and lack of control as well as control premiums).  The other half of the course covers the following topics:

- Tax issues in the valuation of pass-through entities;
- Valuing Early State Development Companies and Complex Capital Structures;
- Valuation Adjustments, including discounts for lack of marketability and lack of control, as well as control premiums;
- Valuation of Intangible Assets (an introduction); and
- Valuation of Debt and Preferred Stock.
Advanced valuation topics will be rotated as needed.

BV301 - Valuation of Intangible AssetsCourse Date: October 15-18, 2015

Member: $1,020 Early (through 9/17/17) | $1,170 Regular
Non-Member: $1,270 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $1,420 Regular
Category: Business Valuation
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Advanced
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This course focuses on key principles and real world applications in the valuation of intangible assets.  This four-day course includes internationally recognized guidance developed for the valuation of intangible assets in a financial reporting context including audit requirements for fair value matters.  

MTS201 - Introduction to Machinery and Equipment Valuation

Course Date: October 15-18, 2015
Member: $1,020 Early (through 9/17/17) | $1,170 Regular
Non-Member: $1,170 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $1,320 Regular
Category: Machinery & Technical Specialties
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Fundamental
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This course will introduce appraisal terminology and concepts and provide students with a solid foundation for a career in appraisal of machinery and equipment. This course covers ME appraisal terminology; functions and purposes of appraisals; introduction of the three approaches to value; depreciation and factors affecting depreciation; field inspection techniques and safety; introduction to the issues of indexes in machinery and equipment appraising; basic pricing exercises for current and obsolete assets; ethics and professional standards.

HCWG - The Four Pillars of the Healthcare Industry: A Review of the Reimbursement, Regulatory, Competitive, and Technological Environment for Healthcare Valuation

Course Date: October 16-17, 2015
Member: $600 Early (through 9/17/17) | $750 Regular
Non-Member: $800 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $950 Regular
Category: Multidiscipline
Continuing Education: 14
Level: Intermediate
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In the current era of healthcare reform, valuation professionals advising individuals and businesses should develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the history and the development of healthcare under the changing reimbursement, regulatory, competitive, and technological environment of the healthcare industry, as well as the unique dynamics of the business arrangements that comprise emerging healthcare organizations, in order to obtain the requisite background for forecasting the future performance of these enterprises, assets and services.

When developing an understanding of the forces and stakeholders that have the potential to drive healthcare markets, valuation professional must examine the professional practice’s enterprises, assets, and services as they relate to “The Four Pillars of the Healthcare Industry” i.e. reimbursement, regulatory, competition, and technology, as these four elements shape the professional practice-provider dynamic, while serving as a framework for analyzing the viability, efficiency, efficacy and productivity of healthcare organizations.

USP15BV - 15-Hour Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for Business Valuation

Course Date: October 16-17, 2015
Member: $350 Early (through 9/17/17) | $500 Regular
Non-Member: $400 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $550 Regular
Category: USPAP
Continuing Education: 14
Level: Fundamental
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Course Description
This course will familiarize students with the recognized standards governing professional appraisals. This 15-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course is approved by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation and is designed specifically for business valuation appraisers. Students are provided a current USPAP book and student manual at the course site.

Important Note: This course does not meet the Appraisal Foundation’s USPAP continuing education requirements for Real Property appraisers. This course will not be accepted by state real property licensing boards or for CE credit for state licensing of real property appraisers. This course may be used to meet qualifying USPAP requirements for beginning Real Property students who are seeking state certification, however, it is the responsibility of the student to verify acceptance of this course with his/her state prior to registering.

ARM207 - Appraisal Review Theory and Practice

Course Date: October 17-18, 2015
Member: $225
Non-Member: $225
Category: Appraisal Review & Management
Continuing Education: 16
Level: Fundamental
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ARM207 - Appraisal Review Theory and Practice is a comprehensive course which covers a wide spectrum of appraisal review topics, including report writing, review standards, competency issues, disputes, review process, burden of proof, appraisal language and more.

MTS211 - Business Valuation Concepts for Fixed Asset Appraisers

Course Date: October 18, 2015
Member: $200 Early (through 9/17/17) | $350 Regular
Non-Member: $250 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $400 Regular
Category: Machinery & Technical Specialties
Continuing Education: 7
Level: Intermediate
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The value of many fixed assets is closely tied to their use by a business enterprise and the value of the business enterprise. As such, an understanding of relevant business valuation concepts is important to the fixed asset appraisers. This presentation will cover a wide range of topics of interest to fixed asset appraisers. Discussion will include general business valuation concepts such as discount rate development and general valuation theory for an operating business enterprise. Important topics such as relative rates of return for different asset categories, the impact of depreciation expense and the related tax savings on the value of fixed assets, economic obsolescence and other topics will be covered.
Course Audience

This course is designed for students with a working knowledge of general valuation concepts for fixed assets as well as basic knowledge of financial concepts.

ALL220 - Ethics and the Appraiser

Course Date: October 18, 2015
Member: $200 Early (through 9/17/17) | $250 Regular
Non-Member: $250 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $300 Regular
Category: Multidiscipline
Continuing Education: 7
Level: Fundamental
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In this era of heightened fraud and unethical actions, the meltdown of Wall Street, the bailout of the banking system and fraud in the real estate industry, how do you prove to the world that you maintain the utmost integrity and perform your work with the highest ethical standards?  One way to prove you are above reproach is to take this new specialized course on Professional Ethics.  Ethics & the Appraiser goes far beyond USPAP and the IVS, and will arm you with the knowledge to know when an issue albeit legal, but might be unethical.  The course dispels ethical myths, teaches the origins and types of ethics and through a series of case studies, presents in-depth look at applied ethics for appraisers of all disciplines.   

PP445 - Personal Property Appraisal Report Writing Update

Course Date: October 18, 2015
Member: $275 Early (through 9/17/17) | $425 Regular
Non-Member: $325 Early (through 9/17/2015) | $475 Regular
Category: Personal Property
Continuing Education: 7
Level: Advanced
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This course provides Personal Property Appraisers with the most up-to-date information about the preparation of an appraisal report, per the standards of the ASA Personal Property Committee and the current version of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course was developed:

To provide information about current content and format requirements for personal property appraisal reports, as developed by the ASA Personal Property Committee. The changing nature of the profession demands that appraisers remain current with methodologies, terminology and content requirements;

To assist candidates in preparing appraisal reports for submission to the Board of Examiners for accreditation (or for AMs advancing to ASA). Candidates often require several years to complete their experience requirement before they submit appraisal reports. This updated information and report requirements review for accreditation will help them prepare appraisal reports that meet the standards of the Board of Examiners of the ASA Personal Property Committee and the current version of USPAP; and

To provide candidate members of ASA who belong to other personal property accrediting organizations with the opportunity to learn the ASA report writing requirements for their final steps in the ASA accreditation process.

This course will review of the Scope of Work Rule from USPAP and its various aspects including intended use, intended users, type of value, effective dates and approaches to value and relevant markets. This course focuses on the information that must be communicated to clients and intended users to make the appraisal report USPAP compliant.