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.
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