Yellow Book Education

The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation), in partnership with the US Department of Justice, is publisher of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, commonly known as the "Yellow Book."  The purpose of the Yellow Book is to promote fairness, uniformity, and efficiency in the appraisal of real property in federal land acquisitions. To read more about the Yellow Book, click here

The Foundation has developed two Yellow Book courses for education providers to offer to students via a License Agreement. More information about these courses are below.

Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) Course

The Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) Course is now available! The course is available via a License Agreement for education providers to offer. 

The continuing education course is 21 hours with a 2 hour optional examination. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • gain an understanding of the development process for valuation assignments for federal land acquisitions; 
  • demonstrate an increased knowledge about the application of Yellow Book Standards to valuation assignments for federal land acquisitions;
  • evaluate the content and level of information and analysis required to communicate the results of an appraisal prepared for federal land acquisitions; and
  • connect the legal foundation/rationale/guidance that govern recurring valuation problems and specialized appraisal issues unique to federal land acquisitions.

If you are an education provider interested in offering this course, please contact 800-348-2831 to request a copy of the Yellow Book License Agreement. You will need to complete the Agreement and send a signed, original Agreement along with a copy of your business license to:

The Appraisal Foundation
Attn: Yellow Book License Agreement
P.O. Box 381
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0381

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Yellow Book Course



USPAP and Yellow Book Course


USPAP and the Yellow Book: A Guide to Understanding Their Relationship

USPAP and the Yellow Book: A Guide to Understanding Their Relationship is a 7-hour continuing education course approved through the Appraiser Qualifications Board’s Course Approval Program.* The course provides an opportunity to explore and learn more about some of the commonalities and—equally as important—some of the differences between the two most important and significant appraisal standards in the United States.

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Understand the commonalities and differences between the two Standards; and
  • Apply knowledge about the Standards to specific appraisal issues.

If you are an education provider interested in offering this course, please contact 800-348-2831 to request a copy of the Yellow Book/USPAP Course License Agreement. You will need to complete the Agreement and send a signed, original Agreement along with a copy of your business license to:

The Appraisal Foundation
Attn: Yellow Book License Agreement
P.O. Box 381
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0381

*Education providers must obtain their own state approvals.