Before you register, please read the information below to determine whether you are required to take the offline proctored exam.
International Valuation Standards Overview (in addition to Business Practices and
Ethics) satisfies the Appraisal Institute Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
requirement for international Candidates for Designation. This program is also one of
three courses that form the core requirements to complete the Appraisal Institute
Professional Development Program in International Valuation of Fixed Assets. The other
two courses in the program are Valuation in Challenging Markets and International
Financial Reporting Standards for the Real Property Appraiser.
This course provides a general survey of the standards within the International Valuation
Standards 2017 (IVS 2017). A working knowledge of this document will foster both
ethical behavior and competent practice. By becoming familiar with these standards,
valuation professionals who perform international assignments will gain a high level of
public trust and confidence, which benefits the real estate valuation profession in the US
The International Valuation Standards give clients, other intended users, and the public a reason
to place their trust in services performed by professional valuation experts. In other words, they
can have greater confidence in valuation services because they know that valuation experts
completing assignments under the International Valuation Standards are required to follow
standards of ethical practice.
IVS 2017, which is the 10th edition, was adopted in December 2016 with an effective date of
July 1, 2017.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize how IVS provides a common basis for evaluating whether or not a valuer is doing
credible work in a given assignment.
- Recognize that IVS is a reference source for those outside the valuation profession and
especially those who have little knowledge of valuation practice.
Module 1: IVS Organization and Objectives
Module 2: IVS Glossary
Module 3: IVS Framework
Module 4: IVS General Standards
Module 5: IVS Asset Standards
Module 6: IVS Case Study
Module 7: IVS Comprehensive Review
Please note important Required Text information for this course: The 2017 edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) is required to complete the online activities. An electronic copy is provided within the online course materials. If you would like to purchase a hardcopy, please visit the International Valuation Standards Council. For more information, click here.
Do I have to take the course exam?
An offline proctored exam is part of the course if you are taking this class to meet Appraisal Institute's requirement for International Valuation of Fixed Assets Professional Development Program. You will have 90 days from the time that you complete the course to complete the exam. Testing center locations in your area can be found by clicking on this link: www.pearsonvue.com/ai.
The online course is NOT approved for state continuing education credit.
AI CE Credit
- Attend Only = 75 points
- Attend and Pass= 125 points