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International Valuation Standards Overview

    Online Education
Category  Electives [E]  
Level  I  
Attendance Hours  7.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 170.00 AI Price  
$ 200.00 Full Price  
Charles T. Cowart, MAI  
Appraisal Institute - Online Education
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Phone  (877) 674-2447  

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 and overseas.

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:

The online course is NOT approved for state continuing education credit.

AI CE Credit

  • Attend Only = 75 points
  • Attend and Pass= 125 points
This program is for international valuers and consultants with a working knowledge of valuation methods, as well as US participants with a background in real property valuation and a desire to learn about international valuation. In addition, participants with a financial and real estate background often find this material a useful introduction to IVS 2017.

Participants could include the following groups:

  • Valuers who work for financial institutions with an international portfolio of real property investments
  • Government regulators or employees who need to apply current, internationally accepted valuation practices
  • Appraisers in the United States who contemplate taking assignments for international clients International valuers working outside the United States
  • International valuers working outside the United States
Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to complete an online program once it begins, you may cancel out of the program within 30 days after the official end date. Absolutely no cancellations will be processed after 30 days of the official end date. Once you cancel out of a program, you must start the program over at the beginning in any later enrollments. You cannot be placed into the program where you left off before canceling.

The following refund policy is in effect for canceled online programs based on the amount of material completed in a program:

 Less than 25% of the program completed: $60 cancellation fee

 More than 25% of the program completed: no refund


I agree to the terms and policies set forth under the Appraisal Institute Online Education Policy. I also certify that I am the person identified above under Personal Data and that I will personally complete each assigned module of instruction and any examination(s). I understand and agree that if I misrepresent my identity or arrange for someone else to represent himself or herself as me at any time during the Appraisal Institute online course or seminar, I will be immediately removed from the course or seminar and I will not be entitled to any refund. I further understand that if I am a member of the Appraisal Institute and participated in any misrepresentation of identity, by affirmative act or failure to act, that I will be the subject of a peer review proceeding under Regulation No. 6 for violation of the Appraisal Institute's Code of Professional Ethics and Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice, and that such peer review proceeding may result in termination of my Appraisal Institute membership.
  Additional Information  
Please allow 1 hour after registration to start an online session in progress (on or after the session start date). Go to and log in with the username and password you used when you registered. You will automatically be taken to the "My Appraisal Institute" page. Near the middle of that page your course will be listed with a link next to it that says "Go To Class".

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