CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, in partnership with the American Society of Appraisers, is proud to present the only ASA-approved course series in the Midwest. The Personal Property Valuation courses are designed to prepare students for the USPAP exam, and ultimately, for accreditation with the ASA.
Daniel R. Van Vleet, ASA, current Vice President of the American Society of Appraisers and an alumnus of the University of Chicago says, "The American Society of Appraisers is internationally recognized as a leader in appraisal education and provides training to support the growing demand for appraisers who meet IRS qualification standards." The students couldn't agree more. Former student Michael Kerrigan completed the course series in 2013, and, as a career changer, said, "I couldn't have made the transition into this new profession without the ASA Personal Property courses."
The four-part series of ASA courses are designed for prospective Personal Property Appraisers. The classes focus upon valuation theory and methods that are common to many areas of expertise. Some examples are Fine Art, Automotive Specialties, Antiques & Decorative Arts, Numismatics, Books & Manuscripts, Residential Contents and Oriental Carpets. The courses provide information about personal property valuation and also offer an opportunity for students with diverse backgrounds to meet and collaborate with new colleagues.
The instructors for the 2014 courses are some of the top appraisers within the ASA. Patricia H. Atwood, past president of the Chicago Chapter of the ASA, and current member of ASA's International Personal Property Committee, teaches the first two courses. The instructor for the third course, Frances Zeman, has more than 25 years of professional experience in the appraisal field and is a member of ASA's prestigious College of Fellows. Sandra Tropper, instructor for the final class, is Chair of Education for ASA Personal Property as well as the past Chair of the the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) composed of 57 non-profit organizations and government agencies, which represent appraisers, users of appraisal services and government agencies.
The first class in the series begins on January 29, 2014 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center Campus. More information and registration information is available at: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/noncredit/certificates/american-society-appraisers/index.
The Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
The Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is a bridge to a broad local, national and international community of adult learners for the extension of the University's academic values. Throughout our history, we have provided innovative, strategic learning solutions to individuals as well as to private, not-for-profit, and public sector organizations in the liberal arts, business and professional disciplines.
The American Society of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organization of professional appraisers representing all appraisal disciplines: Appraisal Review and Management, Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property. Our mission is to foster the public trust of our members and the appraisal profession through compliance with the highest levels of ethical and professional standards.
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