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Develop the skills you’ll need to build a career in appraising personal property such as fine and decorative art, antiques, vintage cars, furniture, coins, stamps, and more.

This accelerated, intensive four-week virtual education program is designed to give participants the skills needed to be a professional appraiser of personal property. Completion of this rigorous program satisfies the educational requirements of ASA’s accreditation process.

Don’t miss the profession’s most informative event, conveniently offered in an ACCELERATED VIRTUAL format.


Participants will gain an understanding of important professional standards and requirements as outlined in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and by the IRS, understand critical valuation approaches and the market research process, learn the requirements for thorough and compliant appraisal reports, and discuss and apply the latest tax laws applicable to appraisals – all leading to the launch of an appraisal practice or career advancement.

The program includes four virtual courses held over four weeks, including:

  • PP201 - Introduction to Personal Property Valuation – August 3-6, 2022
  • PP202 - Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis – August 10-13, 2022
  • PP203 - Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal: Report Writing – August 17-20, 2022
  • PP204 - Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Commercial Environments – August 24-27, 2022

Class Format:

Each course will be presented online via Zoom and taught live by an Accredited Senior Appraiser over three days, with an exam on the fourth day. Participants will meet virtually with the instructor and will engage in discussions, exercises and post-session assignments.

These courses were developed in conformity with the appraisal practices and standards set forth by The Appraisal Foundation’s (TAF) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), recognized throughout the US as the accepted standards of appraisal practice. TAF is congressionally authorized as the source of standards and appraiser qualifications. Participants may register for the full four-course program or for individual courses (provided that prerequisites have been met).


Summer Camp Program: $3,080 member; $3,280 non-member – A $500 savings

Clicking on the "register" button below will register you for all four (4) classes. 


To register for individual classes click on the individual classes below.

PP201, PP202, PP203 or PP204 

ASA-accredited members (AM, ASA, FASA) who would like to attend these classes can receive a 50% discount.  To find out more, please call (800) 272-8258.

*Members of Appraisers Association of America (AAA), International Society of Appraisers (ISA), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), College Art Association (CAA), Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA), Society of American Archivists (SAA), Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADDA) and National Auctioneers Association (NAA) can save $200 off non-member fees for the program by using promo code A$APPCAMP22BUNDLE or $50 off non-member fees for individual classes by using promo code A$APPCAMP22 during checkout.

Financial Assistance: Tuition grants are available to eligible participants.


Why Attend?

Demand for professionally trained and qualified personal property appraisal experts is expected to increase due to the significant rise in the global art and collectibles markets driven in part by record spending by a new generation of millennial collectors and online auction sales.

The 2022 ASA Summer Appraisal Camp provides prospective/practicing appraisers and allied professionals with comprehensive knowledge of the latest valuation practices and standards required to competently evaluate and appraise fine and decorative arts and other personal property.

Participants will explore appraisal theory and methodology, learn the appraisal process, and gain the critical knowledge needed to produce appraisals in compliance with professional standards. Upon completion, participants will have taken the first step toward becoming independent appraisers or working as appraisal experts in a gallery, auction house, insurance company, or bank.

Upon completion, students will have taken the first step toward becoming an independent appraiser or working as an appraisal expert in a gallery, auction house, insurance company, bank or the IRS. Or as a museum registrar, collection management specialist, gallerist or art advisor.