2024-2025 7-Hour USPAP Update for Personal Property, Gems & Jewelry, and Machinery & Technical Specialties - February 1, 2024

  • Registration Closed
Class Date/Time

Thursday, February 1, 2024
10:00am - 6:00pm Eastern US

Registration Includes
  • One registrant log-in to the live session
  • Downloadable course materials:
    • 2024 eUSPAP*
    • 2024 USPAP Guidance and Reference Manual*
    • 2024-2025 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.

*The Appraisal Foundation has secured these PDF manuals and they cannot be printed

System Requirements

This class will be presented live on Zoom. To ensure the best ASA class experience, be sure to download the Zoom app on your device before the class begins.

Course Description

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 7-Hour USPAP Update Course for Personal Property? 

The 7-Hour USPAP Update Course for Personal Property 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 continuing education requirements established by the Appraisal Foundation for GJ, MTS and PP appraisers.

Who should attend? 

Individuals who have completed the full 15-hour USPAP course and only require updated information, specifically PP, GJ and MTS professionals.

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 


Learning Outcomes

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; 
  • Identify many of the current problems faced by personal property appraisers and how to use USPAP to solve and/or better handle them.


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.

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.

Charlie Dixon

President and Owner

CD Valuations Services, Inc.

Since 1994, Charlie Dixon has been president and owner of CD Valuations Services, Inc., located in Ardmore, PA. Specializing in machinery and equipment valuation and consultation, he has provided appraisal and consultation services to many commercial and private clients, in areas including Commercial Lending/Finance, Asset Based Lending, Mergers & Acquisitions, Eminent Domain, Bankruptcy, Property Insurance and Estate/Family Law. Charlie has provided valuation services for government agencies at all levels and has appeared as an expert witness in several Courts and Boards of View. 

Charlie received his initial professional credentials from the American Society of Appraisers as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) within the discipline of Machinery & Technical Specialties. He also holds a Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA) designation from the Equipment Appraisers of North America (EANA). Charlie remains in compliance with the ASA and EANA appraiser reaccreditation programs, which involve continuing education related to USPAP and the appraisal industry. Charlie is a USPAP Certified Instructor in Personal Property (machinery & equipment) through the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation. He has also gained the Appraisal Review and Management (ARM-MTS) designation and is active in that capacity.

Charlie's focus now is on teaching and education, appraisal review, litigation support and related activities in USPAP, appraisal report writing, and appraiser education.


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