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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

The MAI membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of properties, and advise clients on real estate investment decisions.

The SRA membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the analysis and valuation of residential real property.

The SRPA membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of property.

The AI-GRS membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in general appraisal review. Learn about AI Review Designations.

The AI-RRS membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in residential appraisal review. 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

Take the First Step to Designated Membership!

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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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