2020-2021 15-Hour USPAP for Personal Property, Gems & Jewelry, and Machinery & Technical Specialties

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/07/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)

  • Registration Closed. Maximum Number of Registrants reached.
Class Registration Includes
  • One registrant log-in to the live sessions on Monday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • Downloadable course materials:
    • 2020-2021 USPAP eBook
    • 2020-2021 Student Manual
    • Any additional handouts i.e. administrative/exam guidance, if applicable

All course materials included with your registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials are accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.

What is USPAP?

USPAP stands for "The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice" and is published by The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) headquartered in Washington, DC. In 1989, Congress enacted the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), which authorized TAF as "THE" source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. "USPAP is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States" and was adopted by Congress in 1989.  USPAP contains standards for all types of appraisal services, including real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal. USPAP is updated every two years providing appraisers with the information they need to deliver unbiased and thoughtful opinions of value.

What is the 15-Hour USPAP Update Course for Personal Property?

This course is specific to users of USPAP Standards 7 and 8 (GJ, MTS and PP) and will meet current USPAP requirements established by the Appraisal Foundation.  The 15-hour PP USPAP is an all-encompassing course providing an in-depth knowledge of all areas within USPAP.  USPAP provides the Foundation for competent performance from which all appraisers should practice and this course reviews those Foundations in detail.  The course emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. Using lecture, discussion and real world examples, the course demonstrates how USPAP applies to situations that personal property appraisers encounter in their everyday practice.

Who should attend?

This is the USPAP course developed specifically for users of Standards 7 and 8. This course will familiarize students with the recognized standards governing professional appraisals. This 15-hour USPAP for Personal Property course is approved by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation.

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.

Learning Level 


Continuing Education and Contact Hours

14 instruction hours and 1 exam hour

Class Schedule

10:00 a.m. - Log In/Roll Call
10:15 a.m. - Lecture Starts
1:00 p.m. - Lunch *
2:00 p.m. - Lecture and Discussion Resumes
6:00 p.m. - Wrap Up/Conclusion

*Subject to change

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Prepare appraisals in full compliance with the current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice;
  • Utilize the new definitions in USPAP in appraisal preparation;
  • Recognize how the changes in USPAP will affect appraisal reporting;
  • and Identify many of the current problems faced by personal property appraisers and how to use USPAP to solve and/or better handle them.

Sandra Tropper, FASA


Artemis, Inc.

Sandra Tropper, FASA,  is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of Fine Art based in the Washington, D.C. area. She has worked as an appraiser and art consultant for over 25 years and has completed appraisals for estate tax calculation, estate and financial planning, insurance coverage and loss claims, division of property and non-cash charitable contributions. She has completed donation appraisals for properties that have been gifted to such institutions as the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Phillips Collection and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Ms. Tropper has a BA in Art History and Political Economy from Sweet Briar College, and an MA from George Washington University in Art History. In addition, she has an MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of International Studies. She is an active member of the American Society of Appraisers.  After serving for the ASA for four years as the Chair of the Personal Property Committee and nine years as Chair of Personal Property Education, she is now on the Society’s Board of Governors.  She served on The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council as the ASA representative for nine years and chaired the Council in 2011. Ms. Tropper is an instructor for the ASA Principles of Valuation courses at numerous universities. She is also an AQB (Appraiser Qualification Board) certified USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) instructor.


All course materials included with your registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials are accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.

Accessing eMaterials

eMaterials are provided electronically in PDF format and posted to the class within the Education Dashboard for all registrants to securely access prior to the start of the class. Attendees should come to class prepared with an electronic or printed copy of all eMaterials to use as a reference. OnDemand course registrants receive access to materials immediately following registration.

PDF course materials are presented in color, are bookmarked, and comment enabled. When opting to print downloaded materials, it is recommended that personal print settings be adjusted to print in black and white (or grayscale) and consider printing double-sided on recycled paper.

Certificate of Completion 

Please allow 5-10 business day following successful completion of the course or final exam to receive a formal status notification and access to a certificate of completion. The certificate will be available to view and/or download from within the class listed in your Education Dashboard.

Financial Assistance

ASA’s Educational Foundation recognizes students who choose to invest their time in appraisal studies by providing assistance to students demonstrating a financial need. Please visit the Educational Foundation's webpage for more information and to download an application.


Class Session #1
11/07/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
11/07/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
Class Session #2
11/09/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
11/09/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
USPAP Class Evaluation
14 Questions
USPAP Book Acknowledgement