International Valuation Standards Overview

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Who should enroll
  • Appraisers in the United States who perform or will perform international assignments
  • International appraisers who are required to take IVS 
  • Government regulators or employees who apply international valuation practices
  • Financial analysts
  • Accountants
  • Auditors

This course provides an overview of the standards that affect real estate noted in the International Valuation Standards.

Specifically written for domestic and international valuation experts with a working knowledge of valuation techniques as well as for those with a financial and real estate background, the course emphasizes ethical behavior and competent practice. Through guidance and examples, the material shows participants how to apply the IVS principles as widely as possible. The International Valuation Standards give clients, other intended users, and the public a reason to place their trust in services performed by professional valuation experts. In other words, they can have greater confidence in valuation services because they know that valuation experts completing assignments under the International Valuation Standards are required to follow standards of ethical practice.

This program satisfies the Appraisal Institute Standards of Professional Practice requirement for international Candidates for Designation (in addition to Business Practices & Ethics).

This course is in the International Valuation of Fixed Assets Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

  • Recognize how IVS provides a common basis for evaluating whether an assignment has been completed correctly.
  • Recognize that IVS is a reference source for those outside the valuation profession and especially those who have little knowledge of valuation practice.
Prerequisites None

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7 hours
Participants who wish to use an electronic version of the International Valuation Standards in class must bring a laptop computer loaded with the appropriate file. N/A Participants who wish to use an electronic version of the International Valuation Standards in class must bring a laptop computer loaded with the appropriate file.
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Online Education FAQ

2017 Edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS)
An electronic copy is provided within the online course materials. If you would like to purchase a hardcopy, please visit the International Valuation Standards Council. For more information, click here.

Synchronous Requirements
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.

Note. This program is not approved for state CE.

An offline proctored exam is part of the course if you are taking this course to meet the Appraisal Institute requirement for the International Valuation of Fixed Assets Professional Development Program. You will have 90 days from the time that you complete the course to take the exam. Testing center locations in your area can be found by clicking on this link:
Exam FAQ

Online Course Access
Go to and log in with the username and password you used when you registered. Click on the red “My Account” button if you are not automatically taken to your account page.
1. Click "Education and Events" on the right navigation menu.
2. Find the course under the “Online Courses” heading and click the “Begin” button.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once this button is clicked, your access length time (e.g. 90 days) will begin. Only click when you intend to start the course. If you are returning, once you have started the course, click the “Continue” button to continue.

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