American Society of Appraisers to Debut New Cost of Capital

RESTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces a new Cost of Capital advanced online education course for valuation professionals to debut November 1-2, 2012.

Presented by Roger J. Grabowski, ASA, co-author with Shannon Pratt of Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples 4th ed., business valuation veteran with more than 30 years of experience and frequent speaker on cost of capital issues, the course is designed for practitioners who may be unaware of the criticisms of and recent developments in the most commonly used methods for estimating Cost of Capital.

Join Grabowski as he examines the latest issues on data sources, the risk-free rate, the equity risk premium, Beta and other measures of risk, alternative cost of equity capital models, issues with distressed companies, pass-through entities and much more. This course is an update of the Center for Advanced Valuation Studies' Cost of Capital Seminar which Mr. Grabowski developed and has taught.

"We are very excited to move into the online delivery of education for the appraisal industry," said ASA's Sabri Math, Manager of Online Education. "This course and others coming soon will enable busy professionals to learn at their convenience and eliminate expenses and time lost due to travel."

The course will take place online over two days starting November 1 from 11:00am – 7:00pm EDT and November 2 from 11:00am – to 3:00pm EDT and costs $295 for ASA members with a regular price of $345.

12 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credits will be awarded. Recommended text: Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples 4th ed. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010).

To register or more information visit ASA online at or call (800) 272-8258.

American Society of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others dedicated to the education, development and growth of the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major organization representing ALL disciplines of appraisal specialists, originating in 1936 and incorporating in 1952. ASA's headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. To learn about membership in ASA or find an accredited appraiser near you, visit or call (800) 272-8258.

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