I took my USPAP course last week from the REAA (Real Estate Appraisers Association). USPAP stands for the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and is the standards for real property, personal property, intangible assets, and business valuation appraisal analysis and reports in the United States. The completion of this course is a mandatory requirement for all California State Licensed Appraisers once every two years. as well as other continuing education requirements.
I belong to the East Bay Chapter and am a board member this year. The REAA typically has one class of continuing education a month at a great value of typically $35 which includes a meal as well as the class which counts towards appraisers continuing education. The USPAP class this year was $125 for members. The USPAP class costs more than the typical class. These classes are a great opportunity to meet and network with other appraisers and would encourage any appraiser to go to a class to see how they like it. There are several chapters throughout the state.