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Enforcement Procedures, Statistics, and Published Disciplinary Actions

Enforcement Procedures

The Appraisal Institute Regulation No. 6 establishes uniform rules governing peer review proceedings. Peer Review Proceedings are defined, in part, as all actions taken pursuant to Regulation No. 6 to determine whether a Designated member, Candidate, Practicing Affiliate or Affiliate may have violated or did violate the requirements of the Appraisal Institute Code of Professional Ethics or Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and to take appropriate remedial or disciplinary measures.

Download the Summary of the Appraisal Institute Enforcement Procedures

How to File a Complaint

Through referrals, the Appraisal Institute is able to monitor the work of its Members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates and ensure that if their work violates Ethics or Standards rules, the appropriate educational or disciplinary action will be imposed.

If a Member, Candidate, Practicing Affiliate or Affiliate is found to have violated the Appraisal Institute Code of Professional Ethics or Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the he or she will be counseled, admonished, censured, suspended, expelled, and/or given an opportunity to take an educational course, depending on the seriousness and type of the violation.

If you have a problem with an appraisal report prepared by an Appraisal Institute Member, Candidate or Practicing Affiliate you can submit the matter to the Appraisal Institute Professional Practice Department for review.

Because the subject matter of referrals covers such a wide spectrum, the Appraisal Institute has no standard referral form. Instead, we request that you provide us with the following information, if available, to help us process your referral:

  1. Names and addresses of the appraiser and the client
  2. Location of and type of property involved (if any)
  3. Date of and purpose of the appraisal, appraisal review, appraisal consulting or real property consulting service or conduct
  4. If testimony was involved, the jurisdictional court, the case number, and the date(s) of the testimony
  5. A detailed explanation of the problem.

We also request that you provide us with a copy of the subject report and/or any other documentation that will help us review your referral. If a copy of an appraisal, appraisal review, appraisal consulting or real property consulting report is not available we can request it from the appraiser.

For more efficient processing of your referral, please submit your documents to our secure online site by clicking here. You will be directed to the AI Box.net account to upload your documents for review by the Professional Practice department.

Complaints may also be submitted via postal mail or email:

Appraisal Institute
Attn: Professional Practice
200 W. Madison Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606

professionalpractice@appraisalinstitute.org
 

Because the Appraisal Institute peer review proceedings are confidential, you should not expect to hear about the status or results of your referral, although certain types of disciplinary actions are published.

If you have a problem with an appraiser who is not a Member, Candidate or Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute you may want to contact your state’s appraiser regulatory agency to see if they have jurisdiction.

Statistics and Published Disciplinary Actions

If a Designated member, Candidate for Designation, Practicing Affiliate, or Affiliate receives a disciplinary action of censure, suspension or expulsion, the Appraisal Institute publishes a notice of the disciplinary action imposed and the ethical rules violated.

Click on a link below to see published disciplinary actions taken during that particular year:

To view statistical information on peer review actions taken over the course of the last several years, download our Ethics and Counseling Statistics.

If you would like to check if a specific individual received a published disciplinary action prior to 2010, please contact us at professionalpractice@appraisalinstitute.org.

 

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