Develop the skills you’ll need to build a career in appraising personal property and collecting fine and decorative art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, coins, stamps, and more.  Register for the the appraisal studies certificate program during “Appraisal Camp,” an accelerated summer program that enables you to earn your Purchase College certificate in just over two weeks!

2020 Registration dates TBA

Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Costs/Early Registration Discount

In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by May 8, 2020.

Introduction to Personal Property Valuation (PG201): Starts May 30

Learn general valuation theory, basic appraisal terminology, and economic concepts that apply to valuation. Become acquainted with the appraisal process, ethical concerns of the appraiser, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the professional standards of the appraiser.

ASC 1000 / noncredit / $875
Discount: $825 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; ASA members, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Edith Yeomans
Sat. – Mon., 9:00 a. m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues., 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
May 30-June 2, 2020 (4 sessions)
Location: TBD

Development of a Personal Property  Appraisal: Research and Analysis (PP202) - starts June 3 
Understand the appraisal process, from identifying the appraisal problem through developing the “scope of work” to solve the problem. Expand your appraisal terminology, and gain knowledge about the market research and analysis methods needed to reach conclusions of value.

ASC 1010 / noncredit / $875
PREREQ: ASC1000
Discount: $825 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; ASA members, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Frances Zeman
Wed. - Fri., 9:00 a. m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat., 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
June 3-6 (4 sessions)
Location: TBD
Communication of a Personal Property  Appraisal: Writing the Appraisal Report (PP203) - starts June 7

Explore the basics of communicating an appraisal as a written report. Understand the required elements of an appraisal report, and obtain guidance on organizing a document that presents logical argument for value. Learn to use proper appraisal terminology and research methodology to complete your appraisal report.

ASC 1020 / noncredit / $875
PREREQ: ASC1010
Discount: $825 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; ASA members, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Analee McClellan 
Sun. - Tues., 9:00 a. m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed., 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
June 7-10 (4 sessions)
Location: TBD

Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Regulatory Environment (PG204) - starts June 11

Investigate compliance with laws and regulations, and expand your understanding of professional standards and ethical requirements. Use analysis techniques for concluding fair market value. Gain additional insight into the auction market, the insurance industry, how tort law affects appraisers, and legal precedents on which many appraisal issues are based.


ASC 1030 / noncredit / $875
PREREQ: ASC1020
Discount: $825 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; ASA members, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Sandra Tropper
Thurs. - Sat., 9:00 a. m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun., 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
June 11-14 (4 sessions)
Location: TBD

Appraisal Studies - Complete Certificate

Receive a discount when you register for all four required courses (ASC 1000, 1010, 1020, and 1030).

ASC 1040 / noncredit / $3,150
Instructor: Accredited Senior Appraisers
Sat. - Sun.,
May 30 -June 14 (16 sessions)
Location: TBD

Appraisal Studies -16 Night Accommodations

16-day accommodations on the Purchase College, State University of New York campus. For those individuals looking for the campus experience and those who welcome community living, single bedrooms (with a Twin XL bed) in four-bedroom  air-conditioned apartments are available in Alumni Village (#2 on the campus map) which make your stay affordable and convenient to your classes, the Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Library. These rooms are available for use during the two-week period. Enjoy coffee and snacks at an on campus Starbucks. Choose from local restaurants for evening and weekend meals.

ASC 1050 / noncredit / $1,200
Sat. - Sun.,
May 29 - June 14 (16 nights)
Location: TBD

 Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Fall 2020

Registration dates TBA

Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Costs/Early Registration Discount

In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by the TBD summer 2020 early registration date.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)—starts September 10

This National USPAP course was specifically developed for users of Standards 7 and 8. This course is approved by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation and will familiarize students with the recognized standards governing professional appraisals.

ASC 1700 / noncredit / $525
Discount: $475 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, alumni, and Overture members of Broadview; ASA members, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Sandra Tropper
Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
September 10-11 (2 sessions)
Location: TBD

Overview of Appraising Fine Arts–starts September 12

Learn how professional personal property appraisers approach their work when forming an opinion of an object’s value. Appraising art demands a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience in a fascinating combination of areas—attributions, history of ownership, forgery detection, tax law, and market influences. Understand best-practice guidelines for pursuing and expanding research avenues using real-world examples and in-depth observations.

ASC 1701 / noncredit / $595
Discount: $545 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, alumni, and Overture members of Broadview; ASA members, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Lela Hersh
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm,  September 12-13 (2 sessions)
Monday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, September 14 (exam)
Location: TBD


All Courses

ASC 1000: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation (PP/GJ201)

Learn general valuation theory, basic appraisal terminology, and economic concepts that apply to valuation. Become acquainted with the appraisal process, ethical concerns of the appraiser, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the professional standards of the appraiser.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1010: Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis (PP/GJ202)

Understand the appraisal process, from identifying the appraisal problem through developing the “scope of work” to solve the problem. Expand your appraisal terminology, and gain knowledge about the market research and analysis methods needed to reach conclusions of value.

Credits: 0

PREREQ: ASC1000

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1020: Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal: Writing the Appraisal Report (PP/GJ203)

Explore the basics of communicating an appraisal as a written report. Understand the required elements of an appraisal report, and obtain guidance on organizing a document that presents logical argument for value. Learn to use proper appraisal terminology and research methodology to complete your appraisal report.

Credits: 0

PREREQ: ASC1010

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1030: Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Regulatory Environment

Investigate compliance with laws and regulations, and expand your understanding of professional standards and ethical requirements. Use analysis techniques for concluding fair market value. Gain additional insight into the auction market, the insurance industry, how tort law affects appraisers, and legal precedents on which many appraisal issues are based.

Credits: 0

PREREQ: ASC1020

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1040: Appraisal Studies Certificate Four-Course Series (discount)

Receive a discount when you register for all four required courses (ASC 1000, 1010, 1020, and 1030).

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1050: Appraisal Studies: 16-Day Accommodations

16-day accommodations on the Purchase College, State University of New York campus. On-campus single dorm rooms in Alumni Village make your stay affordable and convenient to your classes, the Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Library. These air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms are available for use during the two-week period. Enjoy coffee and snacks at Starbucks, located adjacent to the building. Use the campus dining facilities for meals or choose from local restaurants.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1060: Understanding the Art Market

Understand art collecting and the mindset of the collector. Familiarize yourself with the structure of the art market and learn the crucial skills of dealing with artists. Acquire the tools available for connoisseurship (attribution and detecting fakes) in the secondary art market (antiques), high profile art fairs, commercial contemporary secondary art galleries, auction houses, nonprofit galleries, and public collections (museums).

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1070: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of the Appraisal Foundation and are the generally accepted standards of practice for the profession. This course, developed specifically for personal property appraisers, covers the entire document with emphasis on the general rules and standard rules; standards pertaining to public trust, ethics, competency, jurisdictional exceptions; and standards for written appraisal documents. Required for accreditation by the American Society of Appraisers.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1700: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

This National USPAP course was specifically developed for users of Standards 7 and 8. This course is approved by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation and will familiarize students with the recognized standards governing professional appraisals.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ASC 1701: Overview of Appraising Fine Arts

Learn how professional personal property appraisers approach their work when forming an opinion of an object’s value. Appraising art demands a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience in a fascinating combination of areas – attributions, history of ownership, forgery detection, tax law, and market influences. Understand best-practice guidelines for pursuing and expanding research avenues using real-world examples and in-depth observations.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth