Uniform Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions Yellow Book - Hybrid

Starts:  Jun 10, 2024 08:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Jun 12, 2024 05:00 PM (MT)

This course is based on the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book), sixth edition. In updating these Standards, the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference, incorporated relevant new appraisal methodology and theory, integrated new case law, and ensured appropriate consistency with professional appraisal standards. The content is restructured and revised for clarity and readability, resulting in practical and understandable guidance for appraisers, attorneys, and the public.

The first three sections, Appraisal Development, Appraisal Reporting, and Appraisal Review, parallel The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) STANDARD 1: Real Property Appraisal Development, STANDARD 2: Real Property Appraisal, Reporting, and STANDARD 3: Appraisal Review, Development and Reporting. The Yellow Book’s Section 4, Legal Foundations for Appraisal Standards, explains the legal foundations for the previous sections.

Starting January 2024, all in-person participants will be required to bring their laptops as we transition to all exams being taken digitally through ProProfs. If you have any questions, please contact Katelyn Johnson at 303-692-1224 or KJohnson@asfmra.org.

Suggested Textbook: Sixth edition of Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, commonly known as the "Yellow Book"

Contact Hours: 21 hours + 2 hour exam

Course Timetable: Day 1-3: 8 AM - 5 PM

Accreditation: This course is required for the RPRA.

For questions about approvals, contact Deanna Ilk at dilk@asfmra.org or 303-692-1222

  • Dates: June 10-12, 2024
  • Instructors: Chris Greenwalt, ARA, RPRA and George Luther
  • Audit Assist: Kathy Pettinger, ARA
  • In-Person Pricing: $699/Member, $899/Nonmember
  • Virtual Pricing: $797/Member, $979/Nonmember
  • Format: Hybrid

Registration will close the Friday before at 12:00pm MST. If you have questions or would like to register late, please contact Katelyn Johnson at 303-692-1224 or KJohnson@asfmra.org

Click here to view the Recommended Education Path that the ASFMRA Appraisal Education/Accreditation Committee has put together; it is highly recommended that you review the pathway prior to registration.

This course will be held in a hybrid format (some students in person, some online). Upon registering, you will either select In Person Registration or Virtual Registration. If you select the Virtual Registration, you will be sent a Zoom link to access this course one week before the course start date. If you select the In Person Registration, you will be expected to attend the offering in person in Glendale, CO, throughout the duration of the offering.

The ASFMRA reserves the right to move this offering to a livestream format up to three weeks before the first date of the offering. Any in person registrants will be notified at this time. ASFMRA does not reimburse travel costs.

Textbook: The Valuing Rural America textbook is recommended for any students taking education through the ASFMRA. You may purchase a hard copy or digital version by visiting the ASFMRA bookstore.

Course Location:
ASFMRA Education Center
720 S Colorado Boulevard, Suite 350-S
Glendale, CO 80246


Hotel Information:
The Hilton Garden Inn Denver-Cherry Creek
600 S. Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246
Booking Link:  
https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=DENCKGI&corporateCode=3117120
Booking code: 3117120 - Will include complimentary breakfast.

By registering for this event, I understand that my photograph or video may be taken during participation in any activity (class, social gathering, outing, etc.) sanctioned by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). I hereby grant permission to ASFMRA to use my photograph or likeness in any publicity or promotional publications (e.g. website, social media, newspaper ads, newsletters, programs, brochures, public broadcasting releases, email promotions, etc.) and to allow video recordings of myself and/or guests.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ASFMRA will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations requested for individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be responded to more effectively if received at least two weeks in advance of the event.

For More Information: kjohnson@asfmra.org | 303-692-1224
*The maximum capacity for this course is 24 in-person participants and 24 online participants. 
*Please note that ASFMRA reserves the right to cancel any course 3 weeks in advance.