On February 19, 2021, the Appraisal Foundation's Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) announced that the current edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) will be extended by one year. The 2020-2021 USPAP will now be effective until December 31, 2022. USPAP is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States. The ASB cited the extra time is needed to fully address issues brought up by conducting socially-distant appraisals during the COVID-19 crisis and growing concerns about discrimination in the development of appraisals and other opinions of value.
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