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About the Association
 
Founded in 1949, the Appraisers Association of America, Inc. is the oldest non-profit professional association of personal property appraisers with over 700 members in cities across the country as well as in Canada, Europe and Asia.  Although multi-disciplinary by charter, the majority of Appraisers Association members are personal property appraisers specializing in one or more of over 100 areas of specialization. Accredited Members and Certified Members of the Appraisers Association serve the arts, legal, and financial communities and private and corporate collectors, providing appraisals for the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, and household contents to the highest industry standards for purposes of insurance, estate tax, charitable donation, equitable distribution, liquidation, purchase, and sale. 

As one of the three US-based appraisal organizations recognized by the IRS, the Appraisers Association offers one of the most important credentials for personal property appraisers in the country.  Ours is a self-regulating industry and unlike real estate, where users of appraisal services seek out appraisers with a government-issued license, users of appraisal services for the fine and decorative arts rely on the Appraisers Association to provide a credential which is essentially the equivalent of a license. A rigorous admissions process ensures the highest standards of ethics, conduct and professionalism; and required continuing professional development means that every Accredited Member and Certified Member is up-to-date with all of the latest government regulations and market trends. Additionally, the Appraisers Association is affiliated with The Appraisal Foundation based in Washington, D.C., which promotes appraisal standards through USPAP (Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice), and all Accredited Members and Certified Members are required to adhere to USPAP and complete Continuing Education.

Our Professional Members

Certified Members
: our highest level of membership representing those appraisers who have the most extensive level of expertise, education and experience. (Included in the searchable “Find An Appraiser” database, and distinguished with an “AAA” designation after their name).


Accredited Members
: our core membership level, representing those appraisers with significant expertise, education and experience. (Included in the searchable “Find An Appraiser” database).


Life Member/Life Certified Members
: our long-time members, who are 75 years of age or older, who have been members of the Appraisers Association for over 25 years, and who adhere to USPAP. (Included in the searchable “Find An Appraiser” database).


Our Affiliated Groups

Not included in the searchable “Find An Appraiser” database.

Student Affiliates: current students currently enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate, or continuing studies program. 

Associates: aspiring appraisers who have completed the Appraisal Studies Program through NYU School of Professional Studies or the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) with the Association.

Friends: Friends are engaged in professions such as the financial sectors, insurance, conservation, legal, and other related industries. Friends are not practicing appraisers.

Emeritus Members: our long-time members, who are 75 years of age or older, who have been members of the Appraisers Association for over 25 years, and who do not adhere to USPAP.

Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program


If you are transitioning from a related field, e.g., curator, dealer, auction specialist, collector, attorney, etc., and have a basic level (less than five years) of appraisal or connoisseurship and marketplace experience, we recommend the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program.

More Information


Membership Tracks

CASP
List of Specializations
By-Laws


 
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