This page includes a wide variety of resources for current appraisers including current Q&A's, white papers, courses and additional resources for personal property appraisers and business valuators.
Personal Property Resources
Resources for Business Valuers
List of Approval Courses (CAP)
Coronavirus and Appraisers
Appraisal Profession Diversity Survey Results
The Appraisal Foundation's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
The Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognizes USPAP as the generally accepted real property appraisal standards and requires USPAP compliance for appraisers in federally related transactions.
USPAP contains standards for all types of appraisal services, including real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal. Federal, state, and local agencies, appraisal services, and many professional appraisal organizations require compliance with USPAP.
Under the provisions of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification.
State appraiser regulatory agencies are required to implement real property appraiser licensing and certification requirements that are no less stringent than those issued by the AQB in the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria).
The Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria establishes minimum requirements for all personal property appraisers who are members of sponsoring organizations of The Appraisal Foundation. Personal property appraisers who are not members of sponsoring organizations are encouraged, but are not required, to follow the minimum education and experience recommendations established by the Criteria.
The ASB & USPAP: Information for Appraisers and Their Clients
Appraisers, Appraisals, & You:
A Lender’s Guide to USPAP
The Appraisal Foundation:
How to Get Involved
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.
This infographic details how both individuals and organizations can get involved with The Appraisal Foundation. The appraisal profession is strengthened by the voices and input of many, and your participation is welcome and encouraged.
Yes, I Can Perform that Assignment!
Sample Residential Restricted
Sample Non-Residential Restricted
This chart provides some examples of the many types of assignments an appraiser may perform.