CNA140 – CNAREA Ethics

This course is focussed on the daily practice of ethics; the ethical treatment of your family, clients, and friends.

A critical part of ethics is decision making; accepting the challenges we face in staying true to our core values, and how to manage the choices we make to improve the consequences for ourselves and those with whom we live and work.


• In Part 1 of this course, we will help you to have a better understanding of ethics, how they fit with your own values, and how to articulate them in your daily life.

• In Part 2 we will put all of this into a business context, discussing business pressures and friction points; the dangers and necessities of whistleblowing; ethical advertising; product and service quality; employee rights and how to protect yourself; and finally, management, governance, and corporate social responsibility.

• In Part 3 we will see how all of this is integrated into the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and Code of Ethics that governs your work as appraisers.

  • Course credit hours: 16
  • Students must submit Workbook Part 3 of the downloadable links to receive credit for completing this course.
  • This course is mandatory for the DAR designation and should be completed within the first year of being a member.

Course Material:

Textbook: “Ethical Issues in Business, Second Edition”
By: Peg Tittle

Downloadable links:

  • Instructions
  • CNA111 Ethics – Workbook Part 1& Part 2
  • CNA111 Ethics – Workbook Part 3 (fillable pdf, to be submitted)
    Developed by Garth Rustand and Kevin Lonsdale; Written by Garth Rustand

Prerequisite: None