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Candidate for Designation Program

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Why Become a Candidate for Designation?

  • Work toward a prestigious Appraisal Institute designation
  • One on one personalized support from an AI Candidate Advisor
  • Clear and structured sequence of steps for completing requirements
  • Established timelines for earning a designation
  • Affiliation with a local chapter and network with seasoned valuation professionals
  • Discounts on Appraisal Institute education and publications
  • Access to many additional AI Benefits

Designation Paths

Four designation paths available. Which designation path is right for you?

Candidate for Designation Program Overview

MAI

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MAI Designation Requirements (effective 1/1/2023)

The MAI membership designation is held by professionals who provide a wide range of services on all types of real property related to providing, opinions of value, evaluations, review, consulting and advice on investment decisions, among other things. Property types may include commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, and vacant land.

Add a prerequisite checklist to track your eligibility and progress towards the General Candidate  for Designation program (login required).

SRA

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SRA Designation Requirements (effective 1/1/2023)

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

Add a prerequisite checklist to track your eligibility and progress towards the Residential Candidate  for Designation program (login required).

AI_GRS

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AI-GRS Designation Requirements (effective 1/1/2023)

The AI-GRS membership designation is held by professionals who provide reviews of appraisals of a wide range of property types, including commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, and vacant land. Property types may include commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, and vacant land.

Add a prerequisite checklist to track your eligibility and progress towards the General Review Candidate  for Designation program (login required).

AI_RRS

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AI-RRS Designation Requirements (effective 1/1/2023)

The AI-RRS membership designation is held by professionals who provide reviews of residential appraisals.

Add a prerequisite checklist to track your eligibility and progress towards the Residential Review Candidate  for Designation program (login required).

Candidate Program Equivalencies

Are you a State Certified Assessor, have a credential or designation from another organization, hold an appraisal license from a country outside the United States, graduate from an Appraisal Institute approved master’s degree program, or graduate from an approved undergraduate or graduate degree program approved by the Appraisal Institute or one you would like to have evaluated?

Click here to learn more about approved Candidate program equivalencies!

Candidate for Designation Annual Dues

Annual dues are prorated if you join between February and October. Individuals joining after November 1st are charged the full dues for the upcoming year. Dues are subject to change annually.

Fees Related to Completing Candidate for Designation Requirements

Designated Membership Dues (for Candidates who have become Designated members) 

 

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