USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) is the set of federal regulations that all licensed and certified appraisers must follow. They are changed on some level every two years and knowing those changes is the responsibility of the appraiser.
As a Regional Adviser for New York State’s Department of State, I review appraisals for compliance to USPAP and have seen violations ranging from subtle to flagrant. You can count on my knowledge of USPAP when I prepare your appraisal.
Here’s a video explaining the history of USPAP by Appraiser Ambush.
I wish I had such talent…but I can explain USPAP to you!