Under the provisions of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) is responsible for writing, amending, and interpreting the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). The ASB issues Exposure Drafts (see below) on proposed changes to USPAP and obtains feedback at public meetings throughout the year in various regions of the country. Additionally, the ASB occasionally issues USPAP Q&As and participates in speaking engagements on request.
The ASB also works with the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) on the USPAP Courses in the Course Approval Program (CAP) and the Instructor Certification Course (ICC) and Instructor Recertification Course (IRC).
To view recent ASB Q&As, please visit our Q&A webpage.
The ASB is composed of five to nine members who are appointed by the BOT and may serve up to eight years. Activities of the Board are directed by the Chair, who is appointed by the BOT for a one-year term.
Wayne R. Miller, Chair
Michelle Czekalski Bradley, Vice Chair
Patricia H. Atwood
View past ASB members here.
For any questions please contact ASB@appraisalfoundation.org.
The ASB offers Exposure Drafts on proposed changes to USPAP during the revision process for public comment. All active Exposure Drafts can be viewed below. Exposure Drafts always have comment deadlines, and the Boards read and consider each comment received prior to making any changes. To offer public comment on an active Exposure Draft, please submit your comments at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASBComments.
The comment period ended on March 31, 2021 for this Exposure Draft.
For more information, contact ASB@appraisalfoundation.org.
To view past Exposure Drafts, click here.
On March 1, 2021 the ASB released an exposure draft of Advisory Opinion 16. Read more in the section above.
The Appraisal Standards Board voted on February 19, 2021 to extend the effective date of the current 2020-21 USPAP through December 31, 2022. Click here to learn more. Questions? Read the FAQs.
The ASB released a USPAP Q&A on Comparable Data Sharing on October 9, 2020.
The ASB & USPAP: Information for Appraisers and Their Clients
Appraisers, Appraisals, & You:
A Lender’s Guide to USPAP
A Guide to Understanding
a Residential Appraisal
This brochure is intended to help appraisers and users of appraisal services become more familiar with the role, function, and activities of the ASB and the process by which USPAP is developed and revised.
Yes, I Can Perform that Assignment!
Sample Residential Restricted
Sample Non-Residential Restricted
chart provides some examples of the many types of assignments an appraiser may
This sample residential Restricted Appraisal Report complies with the 2020-21 edition of USPAP Standards Rule 2-2(b).
This sample non-residential Restricted Appraisal Report complies with the 2020-21 edition of USPAP Standards Rule 2-2(b).