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AI-GRS Designation Requirements

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.

Individuals seeking AI-GRS designated membership must complete prerequisites and have good moral character to be eligible to enter the General Review Candidate for Designation program. Most individuals will complete these prerequisites as a Practicing Affiliate, and once finished, transition into the Candidate for Designation program pursuing designated membership.

Note: MAI and SRPA Designated members please see AI-GRS Designation Alternative Path (pg. 19)


  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser (or equivalent)
  • Standards requirement
  • AI Business Practices and Ethics
  • Degree requirement (if not a certified general real property appraiser)
  • Pass exam: Review Case Studies - General
  • Pass exam: Review Theory - General

Enter General Review Candidate for Designation Program



Candidate for Designation Policy Manual

View program requirements, equivalencies, alternative paths, and additional resources.


Interested in Pursuing the AI-GRS Designation?

Consider joining as a Practicing Affiliate to enjoy the benefits of affiliation while fulfilling the prerequisites for this designation.


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