USPAP HELP WITH THE FINAL EXAMINATION... It's not easy but it is worth the effort!
This site has been created as a section to help those who are about to take the 15 Hour NATIONAL USPAP Examination, as set forth by the Appraisal Foundation. The tests offered are 50 question Multiple Choice questions, which are derived from the materials distributed and presented in class. Although the majority of students pass, and file for licensure in New York State, there are times when a student may not pass. They may not have studied as well as they should have, or quite simply, they may have been overwhelmed by test taking in general. We recommend the following action to help with USPAP Final Test Taking
Study 1-2 hours per evening for 5-7 evenings prior to the exam. This way you will be able to absorb the materials without overload. 7-12 hour of study time is recommended before any make-up exam.
Additional references include the DEARBORN's USPAP BOOK, Understanding the Standards. Students have indicated that this book helped them. It uses case studies as part of their learning tools as well. You can buy it at most book stores or at www.dearbornre.com. Click on their bookstore link, type in USPAP as the subject. The newest 10th edition will appear. It is a worthwhile manual. $ 38. tax/shipping included
There are also several web sites with sample USPAP test questions/quizzes to help, they are:
www.appraisalhq.com/uspap/uspap.asp (this is a free site with practice USPAP questions)!
www.learnappraising.com/la/examprep/Quiz/index.asp (this is a site which requires payment to use)
We wish you success in your career goals. The 15 Hour National USPAP course is mandatory to become licensed/certified in New York State, and passing the exam is required to receive a course certificate. Take your time, study the material, and you will be able to master the materials and the final exam.
www.appraisaltraining.com (Our Main Training Reference Link)
www.merrellinstitute.com (Main School Web Site with Links)
www.appraisaleducationnetwork.com (Main NYS School Site for Appraisers and Inspectors)
School's cannot share your grade with you, other than Pass/Fail . If you pass, you receive a Certificate and within 30-60 days you receive a notice/letter from the Appraisal Foundation. Save their letter. Do not mail to to the state, since the School Certificate is sufficient for the State of New York. Keep the Notice from the Appraisal Foundation so you can show proof of your completion, and it also shows that the course was accredited by them. If you fail, you will have the opportunity of 1 make-up retest. Thereafter, you may be required to repeat the entire course. It is essential that you read and understand each term in the student manual BEFORE taking the test! Don't attempt to wing it...It doesn't work!
There are probably 100's other sites, and sites that charge fees to help you learn. Everyone is different. We recommend that you spend 7-10 hours studying the Student Manual before taking the retest or the test for the course in the first place.
To learn about these sites, go to www.google.com and type in USPAP Study Guides- 653 web sites pop up! Good Luck!
For further information, call the school at
631-563-7720. Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D- School Director
Appraisal Education Network School 1461 Lakeland Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716