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The Designated Difference




Knowledge. Experience. Integrity.

The MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations represent advanced knowledge. They stand for years of proven, real-life real estate valuation experience. And they always mean a commitment to strict professional ethics and standards.




Why become a Designated member?

  • Enhance your career earnings potential
  • Enjoy premium exposure in the Find an Appraiser directory. 
  • Elevate your career into the upper echelon of valuation experts.
  • Achieve Designated membership through the Candidate for Designation program.

Why become a Candidate for Designation?

  • Dedicated advisors to help Candidates on their journey to designation;
  • Program support from your local chapter; and
  • Structured timelines with milestones to help keep you on track.

How AI promotes its Designated members

The Appraisal Institute continually invests enormous time, money and effort in promoting its designations – and its Designated members – to appraisers’ potential clients. AI is committed to ensuring that the valuation profession, the real estate industry and clients in a wide range of other professions are well aware that AI’s Designated members exemplify “the best of the best.”

Here are some examples of how AI promotes its designations and its Designated members:

How to become a Designated member

The Value of Designation  


Click here to contact an Appraisal Institute representative for more information.

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