15-Hour National USPAP Course


Using the National USPAP Course material copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), this course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance. Designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state certified appraisers, it highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. You’ll learn how the requirements of USPAP affect your appraisal business. 

Note. State licensed and certified course participants who wish to complete the 15-Hour National USPAP Course may do so, but it will only count for state CE (elective) credit and will not meet the National USPAP requirement for state licensing retention. Course participants who are required to complete the 15-hour National USPAP Course due to current trainee licensing rules and regulations, will receive the QE credit for their successful completion of this pre-qualification course.

Sponsor Date Location Delivery Format Check
State Approvals
Chicago Chapter October 02-03, 2023 Chicago, IL Classroom  Check Register
Hoosier State Chapter October 23-24, 2023 Indianapolis, IN Classroom  Check Register
Appraisal Institute November 27-30, 2023 Synchronous  Check Register

Program State Approval & Hours

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Who should Enroll

General and residential real property appraisers


  • Identify the purpose and structure of The Appraisal Foundation and the importance of maintaining public trust in appraisal services.
  • Recognize the design structure and the primary content sections of the 2020–2021 USPAP publication with emphasis on the Definitions, Preamble, Rules, and Standards.
  • Recognize the role of the appraiser in performing valuation services and the impartiality associated with the appraiser’s role. 
  • Identify “real-world” scenarios illustrating USPAP applications to situations that appraisers encounter in daily practice.



Yes, 1 hours



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 70 AI Points,  Attend and Pass Exam: 75 AI Points,  Pass Only: 0 AI Points

Class Time

15 hours



Program Overview

Required and/or Recommended Equipment

A laptop computer or tablet device is required for participants who choose an electronic copy of USPAP.

System Requirements


Additional Information

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (192 pp.)

Unless otherwise noted, the course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. When the chapter does not include, participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class.

To purchase a print or electronic copy of the publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation.

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.  

Book Recommendations

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (current edition) in print or electronic form.