Theory & Methodology - October 2, 2013
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October 2 - October 16, 2013


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm EST
An online course offered by the Appraisers Association in collaboration with 
NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS)

Taught by Certified Member and seasoned appraiser Karen Holtzman, AAA, this is the online version of the Theory & Methodology Course and Examination required as part of the process to become both an Accredited and Certified Member of the AAA. However, the course is designed for appraisers at every level—those applying for membership, as well as current members seeking to brush-up, and other professionals involved in valuation issues seeking further knowledge.

Attend class via streaming video on your personal computer and participate through an online classroom forum used by the NYU-SCPS on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm EST. You will have one week, until October 19, 2013, to complete the exam.

Topics to be covered include The Appraisal Process, Valuation Approaches, Legal (and other) Considerations for the Appraiser, Review & Terminology, and more!

Advanced Reading:

  • 2012-2013 USPAP Standards 7 & 8
  • AAA Appraisal Terms and Definitions
  • AAA “Elements of A Correctly Prepared Appraisal”


  • The Appraisal Assignment, such as Assignment Conditions and Defining the Scope of Work
  • Valuation Considerations, such as Purpose of the Appraisal, Approaches and Types of Values, Marketplace as well as Support for Valuation Conclusions
  • Legal and Other Considerations, such as the Appraiser’s Responsibility to Client, Appraiser as Fiduciary? Appraiser as Authenticator? Appraiser’s Responsibilities on IRS Forms, IRS Consequences for Grossly Over or Under Evaluations
  • Terminology / Definitions

Course Fee:
$85 Members / $125 Non-Members
(free for Certified membership candidates, included in application fee)

Please register early; Registration online will close September 25, 2013 or when the class reaches capacity.

Email confirmations will be sent upon receipt of payment; registration accepted only with payment. If you register and do not receive a confirmation, please call the AAA office.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation must be sent in writing, i.e. via e-mail, letter, or fax at least one week before the class -- by September 25th, 2013 -- in order to receive a full refund. 

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