Additional Education

Take advantage of even more educational opportunities in Savannah. 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: September 11-14, 2014
Category: Appraisal Review & Management
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Fundamental 

Price:
Member: $920 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1070 Regular
Non-Member: $1070 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1220 Regular
 
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This culminating course re-examines the three (3) pillars of review, the applicable standards of practice, the history and evolution of appraisal review, management of the appraisal assignment, management of appraisers and presentation and discussions relating to faulty appraisals, negligence lawsuits, mortgage fraud, workings of the Appraisal Subcommittee and use/misuse of peer review committees. The course presents analyses of the logical application of the appraisal review paradigm, standards of practice, competency and credibility of the underlying appraiser and logical fallacies. The course also includes reviewing reports as a class exercise - a dozen or more appraisals in real property, personal property and business valuation will be reviewed by students. The culmination examination is a multiple-choice test on standards, competency issues and logic. It also includes the review of an appraisal report where the reviewer is required to identify ten (10) out of twenty-five (25) errors in logic or violations of/non-conformity with applicable standards.

BV201 - Introduction to Business Valuation, Part 1

Course Date: September 11-14, 2014
Category: Business Valuation
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Fundamental

Price:
Member: $1020 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1170 Regular
Non-Member: $1270 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1420 Regular
 
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This course will introduce the practitioner to the steps necessary to complete a valuation assignment and to the application of the Market Approach. The considerations of Revenue Ruling 59-60 will be discussed. Engagement assignment, data analysis and company, industry, economic and financial statement analysis will be covered in detail. Formats include lecture and exercise assignments.

BV204 - Advanced Topics in Business Valuation

Course Date: September 11-14, 2014
Category: Business Valuation
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Fundamental

Price:
Member: $1020 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1170 Regular
Non-Member: $1270 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1420 Regular

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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 Assets

Course Date: September 11-14, 2014
Category: Business Valuation
Level: Fundamental
Continuing Education: 27

Price:
Member: $1020 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1170 Regular
Non-Member: $1270 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1420 Regular

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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.

ME202 - Machinery and Equipment Valuation Methodology

Course Date: September 11-14, 2014
Category: Machinery & Technical Specialties
Continuing Education: 27
Level: Intermediate

Price:
Member: $1020 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1170 Regular
Non-Member: $1170 Early (through 8/14/14) | $1320 Regular
 
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This course explores in depth the ideas introduced in ME201 and provides students with a better understanding of the types of value commonly used in the appraisal of machinery and equipment. This course addresses the issues of price vs. value, indirect costs, use of and development of indexes, age-life concepts, recommended rounding of figures, types of values for M&E appraisal, reproduction cost new, replacement cost new, replacement cost depreciated, fair market value in use, orderly liquidation value, forced liquidation value and supporting conclusions for various purposes.

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

Course Date: September 12-13, 2014
Category: Multidiscipline
Continuing Education: 14
Level: Intermediate 

Price:
Member: $750 Early
Non-Member: $950

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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.

SE101PP - 7-Hour USPAP for Personal Property/Gems & Jewelry/Machinery & Equipment

Course Date: September 13, 2014
Category: USPAP
Continuing Education: 7
Level: Fundamental 
 
Price:
Member: $275 Early (through 8/14/14) | $425 Regular
Non-Member: $325 Early (through 8/14/14) | $475 Regular

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Course Description:
This course is designed specifically for individuals who have completed the full 15-hour USPAP course and only require updated information and will familiarize users of USPAP Standards 7 and 8 (GJ, MTS and PP) with recent, significant revisions to USPAP that impact every practicing appraiser in the personal property arena. In addition, the course confronts some of the regularly misunderstood concepts in USPAP and reviews their application through the use of other communications published by the Appraisal Standards Board. This course will meet current USPAP requirements established by the Appraisal Foundation for GJ, MTS and PP appraisers who are ASA members. This course allows the personal property appraiser to fulfill their USPAP requirement for two (2) years.

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.

SE100BV - 15-Hour USPAP for Business Valuation

Course Date: September 13-14, 2014
Category: USPAP
Continuing Education: 14
Level: Fundamental

Price:
Member: $350 Early (through 8/14/14) | $500 Regular
Non-Member: $400 Early (through 8/14/14) | $550 Regular

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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.

ME211 – Business Valuation Concepts for Fixed Asset Appraisers

Course Date: September 14, 2014
Category: Machinery & Technical Specialties
Continuing Education: 7
Level: Intermediate

Price:
Member: $200 Early (through 8/14/14) | $350 Regular
Non-Member: $250 Early (through 8/14/14) | $400 Regular

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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. 

ALL220 – Ethics and the Appraiser

Course Date: September 14, 2014
Category: Multidiscipline
Continuing Education: 7
Level: Fundamental

Price:
Member: $350 Early (through 8/14/14) | $500 Regular
Non-Member: $400 Early (through 8/14/14) | $550 Regular

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In this era of heightened fraud, cheating and unethical actions with the likes of Bernie Madoff, the meltdown and corruption on Wall Street, and the bailout of the banking system, 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 ASA’s new specialized Ethics course. Ethics and the Appraiser goes far beyond USPAP and the IVS, and will arm you with the knowledge to know when an issue might be 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 an in-depth look at applied ethics for appraisers of all disciplines. The course presents ethical standards for the individual, the manager and the corporation. We will also be taking a close look at the Oscar winning documentary "Inside Job"