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International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

Seven courses are scheduled for March, April and June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course

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Chicago (PressReleaser) February 04, 2013 — Chicago, IL, February 05, 2013 -- CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES - March 4-10, 2013 (Naperville, IL) and June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)
COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP, Joyce Newman, ISA CAPP
COURSE INFORMATION
This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising. Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists. This course sets the standards that others imitate.

REQUALIFICATION COURSE – April 16-17, 2013 (Chicago, IL)
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP
COURSE INFORMATION
A review and update of ISA’s Appraisal Standards covering significant recent changes including those in the ISA Core Course Manual, the IRS, and the insurance industry. The class is a requirement for re-qualification and provides current guidelines, checklists, and forms helpful for every member. No exam is given and students are dismissed at the end of the second day. Course materials need to be purchased and must be brought to the class.

15-HOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY USPAP COURSE – March 11-12, 2013 (Naperville, IL)
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Tropper, ASA
COURSE INFORMATION
The 15-hour Personal Property Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) material is designed to aid appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in the USPAP. This course is intended to fulfill the USPAP requirement for credentialed membership levels within professional personal property appraisal organizations and will be taught by an active Personal Property Appraiser. Course materials need to be purchased and must be brought to the class.

7 HOUR Personal Property USPAP COURSE – April 11, 2013 (Chicago, IL)
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Gayle Skluzacek
This is the required 7 hour update for personal property appraisers seeking to fulfill the 2 year requalification process. This class covers the 2012-2013 version of USPAP. The class does not include an exam. Students must have previously attended the 15 hour National USPAP class. Course materials need to be purchased and must be brought to the class.

Asian Art I: Japanese Prints - June 24-26, 2013
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP
COURSE INFORMATION
This course by Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP is presented exclusively by ISA. Gives students a background of history, artists, periods and styles that appraisers/dealers/collectors must know to analyze and value Japanese prints. Students must do pre-course reading and data collection at home prior to coming to the course, bringing their completed work with them. The course then provides a two-day workshop with formal instruction plus a "hands on" connoisseurship session with prints, followed by a full day of tours with the Asian Art II students.

Asian Art II: Asian Screens AND Paintings - June 26-28, 2013
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP
COURSE INFORMATION
This course by Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP is presented exclusively by ISA. This class will be an examination of various forms of screens and paintings in Asian art, including Tibetan, Chinese, Korean and Japanese examples. This will be a guide to description information, what to ask the client, the effect of condition problems, where to search for artist and value information and other aspects of connoisseurship and appraisal in this difficult field. The first day of class will be a tour day with the students from the Asian Art I course.

LOCATION INFORMATION
ALL COURSES WILL BE HELD IN NAPERVILLE, IL, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. COURSE MATERIALS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE AND BROUGHT TO CLASS.
LOCATION/HOTEL INFORMATION (NAPERVILLE, IL)
The courses held in Naperville, IL will be held at the NIU – Naperville Campus. in Naperville, Illinois. There is shuttle transportation available between the host hotel and the university.
Shuttles are available from both Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. More information regarding airport transportation and daily course transportation will be sent with your confirmation.

NIU Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: 630.577.9101
Website: www.niunaperville.niu.edu

Country Inn & Suites
1837 Centre Point Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: 630.505.3353
Website: www.countryinns.com/napervilleil
Reference 'ISA' to receive the discounted group rate of $95 per night plus tax.

Contact:
Michelle Stearns
Coordinator
International Society of Appraisers
303 West Madison Street,
Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
312-981-6784
F: 312-265-2908
mstearns@thesentergroup.com
http://www.isa-appraisers.org

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Contact Information

Michelle Stearns
International Society of Appraisers
312-981-6784

http://www.isa-appraisers.org

Seven courses are scheduled for March, April and June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens.