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AI Designations

Why Pursue an Appraisal Institute Designation?

  • The MAI, SRA and SRPA designations have long been recognized by courts of law, government agencies, financial institutions, and investors as marks of excellence in the field of real estate valuation and analysis.
  • The AI-GRS and AI-RRS Review designations are for professionals who recognize the critically important role that appraisal review plays in risk management and mitigation for many clients/users of appraisal services. 
  • Obtaining a designation shows your clients you have both education and experience that significantly surpasses the threshold needed for state certification, demonstrating professional knowledge, understanding, and ability.
  • Designated members make a commitment to pursue advanced education, maintain defined ethical requirements and promote higher expectations for the appraisal profession as a whole.

Appraisal Institute Designations

MAI Membership Designation

The MAI membership designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to all types of real property, such as providing opinions of value, evaluations, review, consulting and advice regarding investment decisions, among others.

SRPA Membership Designation

The SRPA membership designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to all types of real property, such as providing opinions of value and review, among others.  Property types may include valuation of commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, vacant land and others.

SRA Membership Designation

The SRA membership designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to residential properties, including providing opinions of value, evaluations, reviews, consulting and advice regarding investment decisions, among others.

AI-GRS Membership Designation

The AI-GRS membership designation is held by professionals who can provide reviews of appraisals of a wide range of property types, including commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, vacant land and others.  Learn about AI Review Designations.

AI-RRS membership designation

The AI-RRS membership designation is held by professionals who can provide reviews of residential appraisals. Learn about AI Review Designations.

Many Appraisal Institute professionals who have demonstrated knowledge, experience and commitment to the profession also hold the SRPA, SREA or RM designations. The Appraisal Institute’s predecessor organizations offered these designations prior to AI’s formation in 1991.

AI Designation Requirements

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Questions about becoming a Designated member? Contact us at admissions@appraisalinstitute.org or call (312) 335.4111. Our counselors are available to help you work towards Designation membership!

Former Designated Members

Interested in reinstating your Appraisal Institute designation? View information regarding Readmission to Designated membership or contact us at readmission@appraisalinstitute.org or (312) 335-4401.

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