Educational Programs | August 24, 2015

ISA’s Online Learning Center Now Offers Core Course in Appraisal Studies

Chicago, IL (August 2015)—It's never been more convenient for those interested in a career in personal property appraising to begin their journey. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is now offering their Core Course in Appraisal Studies the gold standard of appraiser training courses through their online self-paced, on-demand, Learning Center platform.

Widely regarded as the most comprehensive methodology course for personal property appraising, the ISA Core Course is ideal for those with significant relevant experience who wish to apply their background to a prestigious new career. Candidates are typically art scholars, curators, collectors, museum staff, antique dealers, auctioneers, estate liquidators, and others involved in the professional valuation of personal property.

Accessible 24/7 from any computer, anywhere, the Online Learning Center version of the Core Course in Appraisal Studies prepares students for the ISA Core Course exam, while providing the flexibility to study at their own pace, from their own homes. Upon passing the exam, students take the first step towards becoming an ISA credentialed appraiser, an increasingly important distinction to the industry and the public.

The online Core Course offers 25 narrated lessons that cover appraisal theory, market research, ethics, and best practices on creating appraisals. Students are also assigned an instructor to address questions. Sessions are self-paced and interactive and feature online quizzes and discussion forums.

“Those considering the appraisal profession tell us they want to combine their market experience, scholarly background and passion for art or antiques, with a dynamic career opportunity,” says Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg, ISA CAPP, and President of ISA. “They want to take control of their future and truly enjoy their work. With the Online Learning Center, they can begin the journey toward a meaningful, recognized, personal property appraising credential, designed by one of the industry’s most prestigious organizations.”

The course fee is $1345 for ISA members and $1620 for nonmembers. For more on this course, including an informational video, please visit

The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is the largest of the professional personal property appraisal associations, representing the highest trained and most rigorously tested independent personal property appraisers in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1979, the ISA is a nonprofit, member-driven organization, formed to support member needs and enhance public trust by producing qualified and ethical appraisers who are recognized authorities in personal property appraising. For more information, please visit