Accredited Members make up our core membership level and represent those with significant expertise, qualifying education and a minimum of five years of experience in personal property, specializing in the fine or decorative arts.  Accredited Members are included in the searchable “Find An Appraiser” database. The Appraisers Association’s requirements for Accredited Membership align with the Personal Property Appraiser Minimum Qualification Criteria established by The Appraisal Foundation (TAF). TAF is a congressionally mandated organization that oversees the valuation profession. The requirements include 120 hours of Qualifying Education, including a 15-hour USPAP Course & Exam. Applicants must submit three sample appraisals following the templates provided by the Appraisers Association. Accredited candidates do not take an exam in an area of specialization. Renewing Accredited Members must meet a Continuing Education requirements of 70 hours every five years, including either a 15-hour or 7-hour USPAP Course and/or Exam every two years to remain USPAP compliant.

Qualifying Experience (5 years minimum of direct marketplace and appraisal writing experience)

Qualifying Education (120 hours minimum):


  • Resume or CV listing qualifying experience and educational background  
  • Three professional references
  • Application Fee ($275, non-refundable)

Membership Comment (Name published twice in the Pending Applications List; full membership invited to comment)

Admissions Committee Review (meetings held quarterly in June, October, January and April)

Dues are $650 per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) and are pro-rated.

Members are admitted in one Area of Specialization. You may apply in additional areas once you are admitted as an Accredited Member. You may also apply to become a Certified Member in any area in which you are admitted as an Accredited Member. We encourage all of our Accredited Members to become Certified!
Please note that once you initiate the application process, you will have two years as a candidate to submit all materials. Templates for report submission will be provided once your candidacy begins.
Email Johanna Levy, Membership Manager, for more information:


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