ARM Course Library


Course Description

This course focuses on the overview and development of an appraisal review report and features an in depth understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) that governs the appraisal review and management profession.

This course compares, contrasts, interprets, and explains the development of valuation review practices, discusses case illustrations, and the application of appraisal review standards. This course covers narrative appraisal review report writing as an argument, including a professional review report paradigm, and also incorporates discussion about appraisal review report examples. Participants will explore the scope of work for an appraisal review assignment to conclude credible assignment results, reviewer competency, and ethics. Other accepted appraisal standards are also presented and discussed. Students successfully completing this course will be able to advance to additional ARM POV courses.

Instructional Methods

AR201 immerces participants in the learning process with a discussion-based curriculum that includes group involvement and asynchronous learning with limited lecture.  This course offers appraisal review methodology and standard of care practices by utilizing redacted reports from all appraisal disciplines.

Prerequisites 

Professionals seeking the Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR201 is the introductory Principle of Valuation (POV) course in the four (4) course POV series and must be successfully completed before taking any other ARM POV courses.  After successfully completing the AR201 course, AR202- AR204 may be taken in any order.

Current ASA credential holders who wish to additionally accredit with another ASA in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR201 is the first of two (2) required courses, AR201 and AR204, and must be successfully completed prior to taking AR204.

Non-appraisal professionals seeking the ARM Certificate of Completion:

AR201 is the first of two (2) required courses, AR201 and AR204, and must be successfully completed prior to taking AR204.

Professionals only taking ARM POV classes for continuing education purposes (not for a designation, additional designation, or certification of completion):

ARM POV courses may be taken in any order.  You will need to call ASA Headquarters at 800-272-8258 to register over the phone in order to bypass online prerequisite screening.

Course Requirements 

Participants must purchase and have available in class the current edition of USPAP and one (1) redacted appraisal report authored by another appraiser in their discipline.

State Approvals

ASA has received approval from the following states for up to 27 hours of continuing education credit for the in-person course. Please note - some states may not accept all 27 hours. Contact your state appraiser real estate appraisal board for more information.

CA - expires 8/7/2022
NH - expires 7/11/2022

Course Description

AR202 focuses on Litigation Services offered by appraisers who serve as expert witnesses and consultants.  The demand is high for appraisal litigation support services, creating great opportunities for valuation expert witnesses who have relevant and specialized knowledge to assist attorneys and triers of fact in courts of law. Appraisal expert witnesses provide explanations of complex appraisal issues in terms that are understandable and useful.

Participants in this course will understand the confines of litigation support by the appraiser, explore practical skills, and will review and understand resource materials to be utilized for years to come.  This interactive, online class includes an overview of the court system, the mechanics and stages of the litigation process, and how the role of the expert witness changes at each stage. This course covers the practical details of how to start, build, market, and run a successful expert witness appraisal practice and reviews these important business practices: 

  • Key marketing strategies
  • Retention of an expert assignment
  • Traits of a good expert
  • Proper disclosures
  • Ethical requirements
  • Communications
  • Handling records and evidence
  • Testimony skills
  • Expert appearances for mediation, settlement conferences, insurance disputes, tax appeals, and more

Prerequisites  

Professionals seeking the Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR202 is the second Principle of Valuation (POV) course in the four (4) course POV series.  AR201 must be successfully completed prior to registering for this course.  After successfully completing the AR201 course, AR202- AR204 may be taken in any order.

Current ASA credential holders who wish to additionally accredit with another ASA in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR202 is not a required course for this program.  

Non-appraisal professionals seeking the ARM Certificate of Completion:

AR202 is not a required course for this program.  

Professionals only taking ARM POV classes for continuing education purposes (not for a designation, additional designation, or certification of completion):

ARM POV courses may be taken in any order.  You will need to call ASA Headquarters at 800-272-8258 to register over the phone in order to bypass online prerequisite screening.


Course Description

Focused on managing a variety of multifaceted appraisal assignments, AR203 applies methodology for coordinating, supervising, and directing a group of professionals.  Complex assignments require lead professionals for planning, oversight, various directives, multiple perspectives, and considerations.

This course covers the following specific topics:

  • Ethics
  • Competency
  • Assessments
  • Scope(s) of work
  • Contracts
  • Certifications
  • Case studies for organizing professionals in multiple appraisal disciplines and multiple specialties within a discipline.

This course demonstrates common practices and standards of care when managing a team of appraisers, appraisal reviewers, or a combination of professionals in assignments of various capacities. Participants will conclude the class with the information and tools necessary for understanding the proper and professional coordination of a team on assignments that include multifaceted components.

Instructional Methods

Guest speakers from different disciplines and professions enhance the course lecture and presentation in a unique manner, within a dialogic education platform.

Prerequisites

Professionals seeking the Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR202 is the second Principle of Valuation (POV) course in the four (4) course POV series.  AR201 must be successfully completed prior to registering for this course.  After successfully completing the AR201 course, AR202- AR204 may be taken in any order.

Current ASA credential holders who wish to additionally accredit with another ASA in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR202 is not a required course for this program.  

Non-appraisal professionals seeking the ARM Certificate of Completion:

AR202 is not a required course for this program.  

Professionals only taking ARM POV classes for continuing education purposes (not for a designation, additional designation, or certification of completion):

ARM POV courses may be taken in any order.  You will need to call ASA Headquarters at 800-272-8258 to register over the phone in order to bypass online prerequisite screening.

Course Description

AR204 focuses on application and review report writing. Course content includes:

  • Applications and discussions on USPAP Standards Rules 3 and 4
  • Report compliance
  • Logical arguments
  • Credible results
  • Competency
  • Scope of work
  • Ethics
  • Review report writing
  • Management of multidiscipline appraisal assignments;
  • Management of appraisers
  • Much more

The course will demonstrate the application of the appraisal review paradigm, methods of reviewing non-compliant reports, and record keeping requirements. Attendees will review the concepts learned in previous Appraisal Review Principles of Valuation (POV) courses and directly apply them to reports from various areas of practice. Attendees will conclude the class with a working understanding of what an appraisal review report should include as well as exclude. 

Instructional Methods

This is a 'hands-on' report writing class.  Along with class lecture, attendees will work in teams and review appraisal reports in all disciplines.

Course Requirements

Students must bring a laptop to class and two (2) redacted reports for review are necessary for the course activities.

Prerequisites

Professionals seeking the Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR204 is the final Principle of Valuation (POV) course in the four (4) course POV series.  AR201 must be successfully completed prior to registering for this course.  After successfully completing the AR201 course, AR202- AR204 may be taken in any order.

Current ASA credential holders who wish to additionally accredit with another ASA in Appraisal Review & Management:

AR204 is the second of two (2) required courses, AR201 and AR204.  AR201 must be successfully completed prior to taking AR204.

Non-appraisal professionals seeking the ARM Certificate of Completion:

AR204 is the second of two (2) required courses, AR201 and AR204.  AR201 must be successfully completed prior to taking AR204.

Professionals only taking ARM POV classes for continuing education purposes (not for a designation, additional designation, or certification of completion).

ARM POV courses may be taken in any order.  You will need to call ASA Headquarters at 800-272-8258 to register over the phone in order to bypass online prerequisite screening.

 

State Approvals

ASA has received approval from the following states for up to 27 hours of continuing education credit for the in-person course. Please note - some states may not accept all 27 hours. Contact your state real estate appraisal board for more information.

CA - expires 8/8/2022

Course Description

This workshop assists professionals who previously completed the Appraisal Review & Management Principles of Valuation courses AR201 and AR204. This course provides current ARM methodology content for development and reporting. Content is shared at an expedited rate to provide the information necessary for submitting an appraisal review report for the ARM accreditation. Participants will complete the class with a clear understanding of determining competency for each review assignment, measuring works under review for an appropriate standard of care, USPAP compliance, and also be able to properly develop an appraisal review report.
Requirements for the class include 2020-21 USPAP, a work under review from another appraiser in the same discipline, a word processor.

Course Audience

Enter Professionals who previous completed the POV AR201 and AR204 courses, without accreditation.