7-Hour National USPAP 2020-2021 Update Course

Date: June 3, 2020

Location: Virtual Classroom, FL

Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Ms. Bachor
Virtual Classroom
Nancy J. Bachor
Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS
VIRTUAL CLASS. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class size is limited due to the virtual format.

Uniform Standards of Prof. Appraisal Practice
Class Time: 7 hours
Exam Hours: N/A


THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS. This 7-hour update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.


Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (104 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.

Additional Information

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD VIA VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY.  STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A COMPUTER, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE.  IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE REQUIRED EQUIPMENT TO PARTICIPATE AND RECEIVE CREDIT.  ZOOM access link will be emailed to student prior to the offering in separate email from registration confirmation.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate.  If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering.

Virtual Classroom Guidelines:   Students must have a computer, webcam and microphone capability to participate and receive continuing education credit.  If you have a Lenova laptop, you must have the Lenova Vantage App installed on your computer for the webcam to operate.  The platform will be interactive and live.  The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able to see and interact with the instructor.  A copy of your driver's license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the start date.  You will receive a separate email from the chapter office with log-in access information.  Please contact the chapter office if you have any questions regarding the participation guidelines at wcoastfl@tampabay.rr.com

Note:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Class size will be limited due to the virtual format.


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

8:30 AM - 9 AM (E.T.):  Login in and check your microphone -  Attendance will be monitored throughout the day;

Class:  9 AM - 4:30 PM.   Class will begin promptly at 9 AM.  There will be a 1/2 hour break for lunch;

You will receive a CE Certificate once you complete the online program evaluation.

FREAB: 7 USPAP Credit Hours  #0010096  (This course is AQB Approved)

Appraisal Institute: 35 CE Points

How do I access my CE Certificate After Completion?  New Attendance Verification Process 
Verified attendance certificates will be available within 15 working days by

  • Logging into My Account www.appraisalinstitute.org
  • Select EDUCATION
  • Click on the specific offering that you are seeking the certificate for; it will show REGISTERED
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the screen to (1) COMPLETE EVALUATION FORM and (2) RETRIEVE CERTIFICATE

Disclaimer Information

Attendance: One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements. Students should not be late or leave early. If you are late or leave early you will not receive credit.

  • Attendance will be monitored throughout the day
  • Students are required to hold up photo ID at roll call, if requested & Roll will be taken randomly
  • Students are required to be visible on the virtual platform during the entirety of the class
  • Instructors will direct questions to each student in the morning and afternoon

State CertificationAttention!  This is a VIRTUAL CLASS and only approved in Florida.  For other states, you should check to determine current education approval and requirements.

Class Materials: You will receive a link to download the seminar material when you register for the class. If you opt to order a hard copy, you will be charged an extra fee at checkout in addition to shipping fee.

Download Materials: Please print the materials or have it loaded on your laptop for viewing.

IMPORTANT: You cannot attend the class without materials. 

TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE THE NEW 2020-2021 EDITION OF USPAP, WHICH IS REQUIRED FOR THE COURSE. YOU MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE 2020-2021 USPAP BOOK directly from The Appraisal Foundation. All students are required to have this book in order to attend the class and receive credit.

A printed copy and/or a pdf copy of the NEW 2020-2021 USPAP can be purchased from The Appraisal Foundation at http://www.appraisalfoundation.org/imis/TAF/Store/TAF/Products.aspx?hkey=73d01054-6418-4dff-86c3-f08e92a04e4c.

Cancellation Policy

• Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $15.00 cancellation fee

• 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee

• Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment

Cancellations/Refunds: Requests for cancellations must be received in writing at the chapter office. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received. Direct your email requests to: wcoastfl@tampabay.rr.com.

IMPORTANT CHANGES to our registration processes have recently been implemented.

These changes affect how you receive your education materials for this program. To be sure you are prepared for class, please review the information below BEFORE registering.

 Electronic Materials:

When you register for this program you automatically receive electronic materials to download for class at no additional charge.  Please download your student handbook and have ready for viewing.

 Note:Some files are large and take time to download. Rather than opening a component link in a browser and then saving it to your desktop, it is recommended that you right-click on each download component and select "save target as" from the drop-down menu. Then select a location on your computer. Do NOT attempt to access the file while it is downloading. Some files are large and take time to download properly.

Print Materials:

IF during the registration process you select the option to receive print materials (additional cost for printing and shipping that will appear in your cart), you will receive in the mail 30 days prior to class   

National Disclaimer

Virtual Education Exception

Please note that not all states have approved Virtual education, therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for virtual education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.