Program Prerequisites
 No previous experience is required. Students are expected to have a bachelor’s degree or some professional market experience relevant to the objects typically examined in current appraisal practice.
 To qualify for the certificate, students must:
 
 Required Courses
 
  • Introduction to Personal Property Valuation (PP/GJ201)
  • Development of a Personal Property Appraisal:
    Research and Analysis (PP/GJ202)
  • Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal:
    Writing the Appraisal (PP/GJ203)
  • Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and
    Commercial Environment (PP/GJ204)
 Optional Courses
 
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
  • The Art and Antiques Market
  • Understanding the Art Market
 Costs
The total full-price tuition for the four required courses is $3,500. Discounted tuition rates are available to ASA members; Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and students who pay in full by the early-registration deadline (refer to Courses for details). In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester.
Textbooks and Reading Materials

Textbooks are required. Sources for acquiring those texts will be made available to registrants.

Purchase College Email Accounts
Students who are registered for Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis (PP/GJ202) and Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal: Writing the Appraisal (PP/GJ203) should activate their Purchase College email account.