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VIRTUAL Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) - Designation Academy 2021

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VIRTUAL Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)

  • Must attend all sessions to complete this course. Click "GPPA Designation Live Virtual Classes" below to attend live sessions.
  • Must complete all coursework to complete this course. Click "GPPA Assignments, Handouts, and Resources" below to access pre-class and daily materials and assignments.

GPPA is designed to give auctioneers more skill and acumen in appraising personal property and provide another potential revenue stream as a professional appraiser. You will learn to appraise all types of personal property, from art to antiques, heavy equipment to general household goods, vehicles to collectibles. The class focuses on appraisal methodology, terminology, and report writing rather than asset class: you will complete a minimum of three appraisals in class. The class also introduces concepts of business building and integration into established auction business. GPPA teaches you to appraise according to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), which is a 15-hour class also offered by NAA and required to earn your GPPA designation.

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:
  1. Define ‘appraisal’ and describe what appraisers do (and do not do)
  2. Identify who uses appraisals and for what purpose
  3. List what needs to be present in an appraisal
  4. Identify and define the required elements of an appraisal report
  5. Describe appraisal scope of work, markets, and approaches to value
  6. Develop an opinion of value and appraiser checklists and tool kits
  7. Develop a competent appraisal report structure
  8. Describe what is required in an IRS assignment and what needs to be in a work file
  9. Strategize how to build your appraisal business

The course is broken down into daily modules with specific learning objectives. The course uses polls, quizzes, written assignments, discussion boards, group and partner research activities and videos. If you need any special accommodation please let the instructors know. Read the virtual class FAQs.

VIRTUAL Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)
Thursday-Monday, October 7-11, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Central Time (with breaks throughout)
Location: Click "GPPA Designation Live Virtual Classes" below

Instructors:  Richard D. Schur, CAI, AMM, BAS, MPPA and Megan Mahn Miller, MPPA
Rich is an auctioneer and appraiser with Schur Success Auction and Appraisal, Inc. and works with his wife, Shannon Schur, CAI, BAS, GPPA. He graduated Worldwide College of Auctioneering in 2005 and was named the Rookie Champion for Colorado in 2006 and Colorado State Champion in 2010. As well as holding CAI, BAS and GPPA, Rich is a Certified Equipment and Machinery Appraiser from the NEBB Institute. He has served as President of the Colorado Auctioneers Association and as a member of the NAA Board of Directors.

Megan Mahn Miller is the Owner and President of Mahn Miller Collective, Inc., an appraisal and consulting firm specializing in Rock and Roll and Hollywood memorabilia. She is also a Senior Property Specialist with Julien’s Auctions, based in Los Angeles. Mahn Miller holds a Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA) designation from the National Auctioneer’s Association and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Minnesota.