MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES & RATES


Voting Members

Certified Members: Certified Membership represents the highest level of accomplishment for members of the Appraisers Association. Certified Members have the most extensive level of expertise, qualifying education and a minimum of ten years of experience as an appraiser of personal property, specializing in the fine or decorative arts. Certified Members are included in the searchable “Find An Appraiser” database and are distinguished by “AAA” after their name. The Appraisers Association’s requirements for Certified 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, met by successfully completing the required courses including a 15-hour USPAP Course and Exam. Applicants must submit three sample appraisals following the templates provided by the Appraisers Association and pass an exam in an area of specialization. Renewing Certified Members must meet a Continuing Education requirement of 70 hours every five years, including either a 15-hour or 7-hour USPAP Course every two years to remain USPAP compliant.

Accredited Members: 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.  Ac-credited 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 also 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 requirement of 70 hours every five years, including either a 15-hour or 7-hour USPAP Course every two years to remain USPAP compliant.

Life Certified Members: Life Certified Members have been Certified Members of the Appraisers Association for at least 25 years and are 75 years of age or older. Renewing Life Certified Members have met the Continuing Education requirements and are USPAP compliant.

Life Accredited Members: Life Accredited Members have been Accredited Members of the Appraisers Association for at least 25 years and are 75 years of age or older. Renewing Life Accredited Members have met the Continuing Education requirements and are USPAP compliant.



Affiliated Members

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 Associate including a 15-hour USPAP Course and Exam. Associate Membership is available for an approximate period of three years following completion of the Certificate Program, at which time Associates Members are encouraged to apply for Accredited Membership.

Student Affiliates: Students currently enrolled in our Comprehensive Appraisal Studies program.

Emeritus:
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. Emeritus members are not practicing appraisers.

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


 

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