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About the Appraisal Institute

Professionals Providing Real Estate Solutions®

Designated Members form a network of Professionals Providing Real Estate Solutions® throughout the world. Because they have met rigorous educational and experience requirements, Designated Members are respected by courts, government agencies, lenders and corporations. Designated Members can guide decisions to invest in, buy or sell property and answer questions about property value and suitability for various uses. They also may serve as consultants on valuation and usage issues, and appear as expert witnesses in legal proceedings. Learn more about AI Designations.

Designated Members agree to conduct professional activities in accordance with the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. The Appraisal Institute also administers a refined peer review process through which it enforces the Ethics and Standards.

The Appraiser Education Leader

The Appraisal Institute offers an extensive curriculum of courses and seminars designed to expand skills and customer bases. These programs also help other industry professionals gain an understanding of real estate techniques.

The Appraisal Institute has a growing international presence and provides education programs in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Appraisal Institute Education Network of Programs, offered around the world, are taught by experienced Designated members. Some programs are available online, combining the flexibility of self-study with the enhancements of the digital medium.

For information regarding international offerings of Appraisal Institute appraisal education programs, please e-mail

The World’s Leading Publisher of Appraisal Literature

The Appraisal Institute is the world’s largest publisher of appraisal literature. The Appraisal of Real Estate has served generations of professionals as the premier real estate valuation text and has been translated to Spanish, Romanian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

The Appraisal Institute continuously adds to its extensive list of publications that cover contemporary issues, industry advances and special-purpose properties.

The Appraisal Institute also publishes The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine. The Appraisal Journal has served as the top forum for appraisal professionals.

Valuation magazine focuses on innovative features and ideas to assist appraisers. The free Appraiser News Online e-newsletter keeps professionals abreast of industry trends and legislative and regulatory matters.

A Professional Resource

The Appraisal Institute serves as a professional resource through its Lum Library, InfoExchange and JobSearch services. With its extensive collection of books, journals and other resources and growing database connections, the Lum Library provides support for the research needs of Designated members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates, as well as the profession at large.

In today’s evolving marketplace, the Appraisal Institute Professional Standards and Guidance Committee keeps vigilant watch for domestic and international issues concerning ethics and standards, and addresses these issues through comments and guidance.



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