Specialty Studies Courses

Expand Your Appraising Skillset and Declare Your Specialty

To advance to the ISA Accredited Member level, appraisers must declare a specialty and demonstrate proficiency. This can be accomplished through the successful completion of either the ISA Appraisal of Fine Art course or the Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts course, or by submitting a specialty and advanced studies application for those specialties outside of these two topic areas. 

Appraisal of Fine Art

Appraisal of Fine Art

Learn how to research and evaluate the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, and photography.

  • Required for advancement to ISA Accredited Member credential
  • Course available as online distance education course with one year allowed for completion or as seven-day, in-person classroom setting experience

Price: $1,400 members, $1,700 nonmembers

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Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

Antiques Furnishings and Decorative Arts

Learn how to properly identify and value items within the broad category of antiques and residential contents. Participants will learn how to analyze construction and manufacturing as well as identify quality, age, and design characteristics of periods and styles.

  • Required for advancement to ISA Accredited Member credential
  • Course available as online distance education course with one year allowed for completion or as seven-day, in-person classroom setting experience

Price: $1,400 members, $1,700 nonmembers

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