Yellow Book Conference and Course   

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), and The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) are pleased to announce a joint conference and course offering on the recently released sixth edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, commonly known as the Yellow Book, in Denver, Colorado June 20 - 23, 2017. 

The Yellow Book Summit will kick off with a one-day conference on Tuesday, June 20 where participants interested in working for the federal government or who are looking to learn more about the recent updates to the Yellow Book will have an opportunity to network with chief appraisers from several federal agencies. The conference will feature panels that cover:

  • Major changes and features of the new Yellow Book
  • Chief appraisers from the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference member agencies detailing their programs and types of appraisal assignments
  • How to become a contract appraiser for the federal government
  • The federal agency appraisal review process; common errors and weaknesses
The Yellow Book Summit continues with a comprehensive 23-hour Yellow Book course taught by course author Art Clapp, ARA along with Yellow Book appraisal expert and educator, Chris Greenwalt ARA, RPRA. Participants of this premier course, developed by the Foundation and co-offered by ASFMRA and ASA, will be able to update their skills and prepare themselves for Yellow Book assignments.

Participants can choose to attend the conference, the course, or take advantage of a discount by attending both! For more information and to register, click here

What is the Yellow Book?

The Appraisal Foundation, in partnership with the US Department of Justice, is publisher of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, commonly known as the "Yellow Book."  The purpose of the Yellow Book is to promote fairness, uniformity, and efficiency in the appraisal of real property in federal land acquisitions.

Now in its sixth edition, the new version of the Yellow Book has been restructured to provide clarity and readability, resulting in practical guidance for appraisers, attorneys, and the public. The sixth edition of the Yellow Book contains four main sections: Appraisal Development, Appraisal Reporting, Appraisal Review, and Legal Foundations. Additionally, it includes the following features: 

  • Relevant new appraisal methodology and theory
  • New case law and other federal requirements
  • Consistency with professional appraisal standards

Purchase the Yellow Book Today!

The new edition of the Yellow Book, published by The Appraisal Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice, is now available!
Be sure to get this important resource for your office. The Yellow Book is available several formats including printed hard copy, an enhanced and searchable PDF and as a combo package (both print and PDF).

Learn more at the Foundation Store!