International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall Education Schedule

The International Society of Appraisers have announced six courses that are scheduled for October and November that include the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Appraisal of Fine Arts, Requalification Course, Advanced Report Writing, Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents and the National USPAP Course. The details of the classes are posted below:

APPRAISAL OF FINE ART (Oct. 10-15, 2011)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Richard Casagrande, ISA CAPP and Cathy A. Peters, ISA CAPP

COURSE INFORMATION
Emphasizes the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, photography, animation art, Russian icons and Spanish Colonial art. Major areas of focus: art history, looking at art works properly, identifying and researching fine art works, properly describing art works, correctly employing specific vocabulary, and art conservation. A field trip to local museums, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, provides students with close exposure to the property categories being studied.

Pre-course reading and a written assignment are required for this course. Exam given morning of last day.

6 Days: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; release last day at noon.

45 ISA Professional Development Credits

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CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES (Oct. 17-23, 2011)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP and Joyce Newman, ISA CAPP

COURSE INFORMATION
This is the “original” and complete appraisal methodology course for all personal property appraising. Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists. This course sets the standards that others imitate. The encyclopedic manual is in two sections and includes a resource directory of over 200 pages, including computer research sites, useful forms for your appraisal practice, and abridged law cases worthy of mention. The on-site class is presented in a user friendly manner with many group activities that reinforce written and visual information. Students learn the techniques of networking and are able to apply their new skills and knowledge in writing complete appraisal reports that are both ISA and USPAP compliant.

Pre-course work is required for the onsite course so early registration is encouraged. Onsite registration closes two weeks prior to the course with extra shipping fees charged for late registration.

The Core Course is 7 days, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class will be released on the last day at noon. Breakfast and lunch are included for the duration of the course with the exception of lunch on the final day.

52 ISA Professional Development Credits

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APPRAISAL OF ANTIQUES & RESIDENTIAL CONTENTS (Oct. 24-29, 2011)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS: David W. Mapes, ISA CAPP and Karen S. Rabe, ISA CAPP

COURSE INFORMATION
This course provides information necessary to properly identify and value items falling into the broad category of antiques and residential contents. Focus is on analysis of construction and manufacturing; discerning the difference between “good”, “better”, and “best” quality, design characteristics pertinent to general periods and styles; and research resources for the appraiser. Course sections include furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, toys and dolls, and vintage fashions as well as general household contents. The course includes an off-site field trip to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

Pre-course reading and a written assignment are required for this course. Exam given morning of last day.

6 Days: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; release last day at noon.

45 ISA Professional Development Credits

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ADVANCED REPORT WRITING (Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP

COURSE INFORMATION
This new two-day class is for all accredited appraisers who are seeking to take their report writing skills to a higher level. Attention is given to complex, multiple value and broad evidence appraisals and the choices we have in formatting and presentation. Time will be spent on appraisal software and technology in presenting great looking reports. One section will explore appraisal reviews and how to write them. Another will deal will photographs, charts and aids to make your work stand out from the rest. This class is meant to go beyond writing the typical appraisal report and will give you many ideas and tips that will benefit you no matter how long you’ve been in the profession.

The course is 2 days, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included.

15 ISA Professional Development Credits

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REQUALIFICATION COURSE (Nov. 2-3, 2011)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP

COURSE INFORMATION
A review and update of ISA’s Appraisal Standards, covering significant changes of the past five years, including those in USPAP, the IRS and the insurance industry. The class is a requirement for re-qualification and provides current guidelines, checklists, and forms helpful for every member. This will insure that you are developing and writing appraisals to the current standards. Part of the class is spent on discussing emerging issues and hot topics in our profession. Our text is the current edition of the ISA Core Course Manual and much class time is spent in discussion and group activities.

The Requal Course is 2 days, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included all days (mid-morning and afternoon breaks only in Nashville).

15 ISA Professional Development Credits

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15-HOUR NATIONAL USPAP COURSE (Nov. 4-5, 2011)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Tropper, ASA

COURSE INFORMATION
The 15-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) material is designed to aid appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in the USPAP. This course is intended to fulfill the USPAP requirement for credentialed membership levels within professional personal property appraisal organization and will be taught by an active Personal Property Appraiser.

This course focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the USPAP. The course material emphasizes the role of the appraiser and the impartiality associated with this role. In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion examples that show how USPAP applies to situations that personal property appraisers encounter in everyday practice.

Course materials need to be purchased and must be brought with to the class.

The USPAP Course is 2 days, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included both days.

15 ISA Professional Development Credits

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LOCATION INFORMATION

Course Location
NIU Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, Ill. 60563
www.niunaperville.edu

Hotel Location
Country Inn & Suites
1837 Centre Point Circle
Naperville, Ill. 60563
Tel: 630.505.3353

Reference “ISA” to receive the discounted hotel group rate of $95.

For information about all of the professional education opportunities offered by the ISA, visit the website, call Michelle Stearns at 312.981.6778, e-mail isa@isa-appraisers.org or write to ISA, 303 West Madison Street, Suite 2650, Chicago IL 60606.

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