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Designation Requirements

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To learn more about affiliation in general, please visit our AI Affiliation webpage. The items below are for those who are already affiliated as Candidates.

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?

Learn more about approved Candidate program equivalencies!

Designated Membership Dues

AI Master's Degree Program

Are you pursuing a master’s degree in real estate? If enrolled as a graduate student in a certain program of a participating university, you can join the Appraisal Institute free of charge!

Established in 1987, the Appraisal Institute Master’s Degree Program (MDP) offers individuals pursuing a master's degree (typically an MBA with a concentration in real estate, MSRE, or MRED) at an AI-affiliated university to earn an MAI designation based equivalency credit for some or all of the educational requirements needed for designated membership.

Learn more about the AI Master's Degree Program!


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