What is Personal Property?
• Can I get Certified through Home Study?
• How Does the Program Work?
• How Long Will It Take To Complete The
Program And Become Certified?
• Will My Certification From College For
Appraisers Be Recognized And Accepted?
• Do I Also Have To Be Licensed?
• What Is The Cost?
• Is financial assistance available?
• Can I Take Some Courses And Not Others?
• Is the College for Appraisers Approved?
What is Personal Property?
Personal Property is the items you own, EXCEPT for your house/dwelling/condo and the land it’s on - all other items from the moveable things you would take when you move to tools or even industrial equipment.
Examples of Personal Property:
Antiques Daily household Items
Furniture Clothes, Furs
Tools Industrial/laboratory equipment
The CFA has been teaching, training, and certifying Personal Property Appraisers since it’s founding in 1980.
The college will happily furnish you with names of Certified Personal Property Appraisers who can best satisfy your particular needs.
Call or e-mail us.
Can I get Certified through Home Study?
Yes, in 1992 we developed the "Home Study" program. You can take our courses no matter where you live. We have certified students from most all states and several foreign countries.
How Does the Program Work?
We offer a total of ten courses. There are nine courses of study in Glass, Furniture, Jewelry, Pottery, Primitives, Metals. The tenth course will train you to research and produce professional appraisal documents, and will also show you how to produce a professional appraiser's resume.
You will receive DVDs and printed course booklets for each of the nine courses of study. Each course has ten lessons, followed by quizzes. Complete each course at your own pace; return the quizzes to the college for grading. Our faculty and staff are available to assist you along the way.
The lectures are also available on CD and will play on your computer, VCD and on most stand alone DVD players.
The tenth course in producing appraisal documents also serves as your final exam.
How Long Will It Take To Complete The Program And Become Certified?
The amount of time depends on the amount of time you have to pursue your studies. You should allow about 24 hours for each course. A reasonable average is the completion of one course module per month. Many students complete the program in as little as three months.
Will My Certification From College For Appraisers Be Recognized And Accepted?
Yes. Your appraisal documents will be accepted by insurance companies, courts of law and the IRS.
Do I Also Have To Be Licensed?
State and Federal licensing for appraisers of personal property is not yet required. You will most likely need to apply for a local business license as you set up your appraisal service.
What Is The Cost?
• Fees for "Antiques Program" on-campus courses are $350 each for subject courses.
• The "Appraisal Course" is $825.
• The registration fee is $100.
There is a $500 discount for prepayment of all courses.
• The "Collectibles Courses" are $395 each.
• The "Fine Arts Courses" are $425 each.
• Fees for "Home Study" are:
— $300 for subject courses.
— $825 for appraisal course.
— The registration fee is $100.
— There is a $465 discount for prepayment of all courses.
We accept payment by check and credit card.
To protect you, our students, from fraud and identity theft, we accept credit card payments by phone only! Sorry for the inconvenience, but your well being is important to us.
Is financial assistance available?
In limited cases, some assistance is available. Please call us for details.
Can I Take Some Courses And Not Others?
Yes, we do allow interested persons to take any courses they wish, but you must take the full program to become certified.
Is the College for Appraisers Approved?
Our courses have been approved by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. The CFA honors BPPE standards and regulations.