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As rapidly as the profession is changing, appraisers today need to prepare for the future. But it’s tough to keep up on your own. Appraisal Institute opens the door for you to share in the collective wisdom and experience of 19,000 individuals who are working together to build a stronger future for the profession.

Candidate for Designation Program

The Candidate for Designation Program is open to state certified appraisers (or equivalent) with an interest in pursuing the prestigious Appraisal Institute MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS Designations. Learn more…

Practicing Affiliate

The Practicing Affiliate category is designed for individuals who do appraisal, appraisal review, mass appraisal and other services provided as a valuer. Individuals who may qualify for this category could include state certified, licensed, trainee, provisional, and registered appraisers (or have the equivalent education), or any individual who may provide services as a valuer. Learn more…


The Affiliate category is for individuals interested in property economics who do not provide any Service(s) as defined by the Code of Professional Ethics (CPE). Learn more…

Student Affiliate

The Student Affiliate category is for college students who do not provide services as defined by the Code of Professional Ethics (CPE), which includes appraisal, appraisal review, mass appraisal or any services provided as a valuer. Learn more…

Top Benefits

  • Receive up to 30% off all Appraisal Institute classroom and online education.
    Save up to 20% on more than 60 titles from the world’s largest publisher of real estate valuation literature.
  • Free subscription to The Appraisal Journal, a quarterly peer-reviewed publication that is written by leading practitioners and academics in the valuation profession.
  • Free subscription to Valuation magazine, a quarterly publication offering appraisers and other real estate professionals timely, practical articles as well as economic indicators.
  • Free access to the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library, an extensive, virtual library 24/7.
  • Free access to the Ethics and Counseling Hotline for help with questions about USPAP, business practices and more.
  • Legislative representation in Washington, DC. The Appraisal Institute’s Washington office is the only government affairs office in our nation’s capital representing real estate appraisers.
  • Free listing in the Find an Appraiser Directory, which receives over 26,000 views per month from potential customers and your Appraisal Institute colleagues who turn to the online directory to find valuers to handle assignments.
  • Insurance plans are available for professional liability (E&O coverage), hospital indemnity, long-term care, dental, life, disability income protection, professional overhead expense and Medicare supplement.
  • Professional level Site to Do Business Discount Program, which includes discounts on STDB products and a $695 discount on the Professional Level STDB.