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15-Hour National USPAP Course - 2018/19

    Date: October 7 - 8, 2019, BEST VALUE RATE: Save up to $165 - Register by 9/16!   Location: Fairfield, CA
Category  Standards [SPP]  
Level  I  
Attendance Hours  14.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 350.00 AI Price *  
$ 450.00 Full Price *  
* SAVE! early registration
Dawn M. Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS  
Name  Brandman University  
Address  2450 Martin Road  
City  Fairfield  
State  CA  
Zip  94534  
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Northern California
Contact Name  Lisa M. Estes  
Phone  (925) 932-7753  
Fax  (925) 932-7754  

Using the national USPAP course material copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, this two-day course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance. The course is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state-certified appraisers and it highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses.

NOTE: The appraiser can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. Attendees must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class.

To purchase a copy of the 2018-2019 USPAP publication, please visit the TAF website.

Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
Course Schedule (PDF)
General and residential appraisers
Basic Appraisal Principles or other methodology courses
  For Further Reading  
  15-Hour National USPAP Course  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, $45.00 cancellation fee.
  • 7 - 13 days prior to program start date, $65.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
      Program Material Policy

Beginning 4 weeks before the offering start date, program material will be shipped directly to the student. If this material has been shipped and you request a registration cancellation, you will automatically be charged a $25.00 fee and you may keep the material. Once the fee is charged, your refund will be processed. Material returns are no longer accepted. Contact the offering sponsor for more information.
  • Cancel Offering, $25.00 material fee.
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Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations can be emailed to We reserve the right to substitute instructors, change facilities, to cancel or modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by September 20 or due to other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, tuition fees will be refunded. All other costs incurred are the registrant’s responsibility.

Special Accommodations
Special accommodations are available for individuals who have been professionally diagnosed as physically or learning disabled and can provide appropriate documentation in writing prior to the offering. Without advanced notification, accommodation may not be available.

Neither the Appraisal Institute nor the facility in which this event is being held is liable for lost or damaged items. This includes but is not limited to calculators, laptops, cell phones, etc. By registering for this event, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time and that your contact information may be placed in a roster designed for networking purposes.

Program materials can be downloaded by the student or can be shipped directly to the student. If you choose to have the material shipped and do not receive your materials within 5 days before the offering start date, please call the sponsor to inform them.
  Additional Information  
Course Location
Brandman University
2450 Martin Road, First Floor
Fairfield, CA

Course Materials and Hours
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00a.m. on Monday, October 7. Instruction will run from 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. on Monday, October 7 and from 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 8. The one-hour multiple-choice examination will be given at 4:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 8. Students will be on their own for lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Participants registered two weeks prior to the offering will be sent their course handbook in advance – unless the “download only” material option was selected at initial registration.

Required Materials
In addition to the course handbook (which will be mailed to those registered a minimum of 10 days in advance of the offering and did not select the "download material only" option at the time of initial registration), all attendees must also bring their own copy of the CURRENT version of 2018-2019 USPAP to class. To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link: Students who show up to the course without 2018-19 USPAP (either print or electronic) compromise receipt of attendance and continuing education credit.

Required Equipment
Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencil for taking notes. Laptops are not required unless you choose to view the electronic materials or USPAP 2018-19 online. Students bringing laptops should bring their own extension cords/power strips as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access cannot be guaranteed onsite so those opting to download are encouraged to pre-print or save them to your hard drive in advance of the offering. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. A No. 2 pencil is also required for the exam.

Education Credit Hours and Attendance Verifications
Those who arrive late or leave early will jeopardize receipt of credit. Verified attendance certificates will be returned via email by our national office in Chicago within 15 working days of the course. Watch for an email from "". The Chapter Office cannot issue and does not receive copies of your attendance verification.

Appraisal Institute: Full attendance and successful completion of the course exam enables Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates to receive 75 CEC points; 70 CEC points (non-USPAP credit) for attendance only. National USPAP 15-Hour is just one of the requirements that may be needed for some Members, Candidates or Affiliates to meet the USPAP portion of their Appraisal Institute Standard’s requirement.

BREA Continuing: 15-Hour National USPAP Course #17CP754601294 is approved for 14-hours of BREA continuing education credit for licensed/certified appraisers seeking non-USPAP renewal credit; full attendance required. NOTE: This 15-Hour course DOES NOT meet the 7-Hour USPAP Update renewal requirement.

BREA Basic/Qualifying: 15-Hour National USPAP is approved for 15-hours of BREA qualifying education credit #17CP754601294 for those seeking initial licensing / certification credit. Successful completion of the USPAP 15-Hour exam and full (100%) attendance is required.

State Board of Equalization (SBE) Training Credit: Those seeking SBE Training Credit should check with their respective training supervisor(s). This offering has not been pre-submitted for SBE approval.

The following hotels are within proximity of Brandman University:

Hilton Garden Inn ................(707) 426-6900
2200 Gateway Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533

Courtyard by Marriott .........(707) 422-4111
1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield, CA 94534

Room blocks have not been secured at the inns listed above. Be sure to ask for the best available rate when making reservations. For additional lodging options in the Fairfield area visit

Directions & Parking
When using your GPS enter the exact street address – 2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA. See link at bottom of this email. Ample FREE parking is available onsite.

Dress in Layers
Meeting room temperatures are often difficult to control; therefore, it is recommended that you dress in layers.

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