International Society of Appraisers Releases Fall Education Schedule

CHICAGO – The International Society of Appraisers has announced the six-course schedule for the Fall of 2013, which will begin in September and through November. The courses include: The 7-Hour Personal Property USPAP; Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents; Requalification; the Core Course in Appraisal Studies; the 15-Hour Personal Property USPAP; and Appraisal of Fine Art.

For more information about these classes or the International Society of Appraisers, call or e-,ail Michelle Stearns, Education & Credentialing coordinator, at 312.981.6784 or

The six classes are described below:

7-Hour Personal Property USPAP Course – Sept. 28, 2013

Course Instructor: Gayle Skluzacek

This is the required 7-hour update for personal property appraisers seeking to fulfill the 2-year requalification process. This class covers the 2012-13 version of USPAP. The class does not include an exam. Students must have previously attended the 15-hour National USPAP class. Course materials need to be purchased and must be brought to the class.

Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents – Oct. 7-13, 2013

Course Instructors: Leon Castner, ISA CAPP; Valerie Hale, ISA CAPP; and Michael Logan, 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 covered by the course expense.

Requalification Course – Oct. 18-19, 2013

Course Instructor: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP

Course Information
A review and update of ISA’s Appraisal Standards covering significant recent changes including those in the ISA Core Course Manual, the IRS, and the insurance industry. The class is for ISA members only and is a requirement for re-qualification and provides current guidelines, checklists, and forms helpful for every member. No exam is given and students are dismissed at the end of the second day. *

Core Course in Appraisal Studies – Oct. 21-27, 2013

Course Instructors: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP

Course Information
This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for 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. *

15-Hour Personal Property USPAP Course – Oct. 28-29, 2013

Course Instructor: Sandra Tropper, ASA

Course Information
The 15-hour Personal Property 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 organizations and will be taught by an active Personal Property Appraiser. *

Appraisal of Fine Art – Nov. 4-10, 2013

Course Instructors: Richard Casagrande, ISA CAPP and Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP

Course Information
This newly revised course 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.

*Course materials must be purchased in advance and brought to class.

Location Information

Location/Hotel Information (Naperville, Ill.)
All of the above courses will be held in Naperville, IL at the NIU – Naperville Campus. There is shuttle transportation available between the host hotel and the university.

Shuttles are available from both Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. More information regarding airport transportation and daily course transportation will be sent with your confirmation.

NIU Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: 630.577.9101

Country Inn & Suites
1837 Centre Point Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: 630.505.3353

Reference “ISA” to receive the discounted group rate of $95 per night plus tax.

ISA Meeting Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
All cancellations and transfer requests must be in writing and received two weeks (14 days) prior to the first date of the class. All cancellations and transfer requests are subject to a $200 fee.

Americans with Disabilities Act:
It is important to ISA you enjoy this meeting. If you have any special needs due to a disability, please let us know in advance so we may try to accommodate your needs.

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