Appraisal Institute

Sample Certification Statements

For Written Appraisal and Appraisal Review Reports


The following sample certification statements for written appraisal and appraisal review  reports are available for Appraisal Institute Professionals to use as one resource in developing their own Certification Statements.

Prior to accessing or using the sample certification statements please review the following: 

Sample Certification Statements

Sample certification for a written appraisal report

Sample certification for a written appraisal review report

If you have any questions about certification statements you can contact Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, the Appraisal Institute Senior Manager of Ethics and Standards, at (877) 777-6939 or scoleman@appraisalinstitute.org.

Disclaimer

These sample certification statements are intended to assist in the understanding of the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Certification Standard Rules of the Appraisal Institute relating to certification statements and have been developed for educational and illustrative purposes only.

While the Appraisal Institute uses reasonable efforts to provide helpful information in the sample certification statements, the Appraisal Institute makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information contained herein, or whether following this format is appropriate for any particular appraisal assignment, will result in compliance with client requirements, or will result in compliance with applicable laws or regulations, including but not limited to USPAP and the Appraisal Institute Certification Standard Rules.

The Appraisal Institute provides the sample certification statements with the understanding that it is not providing legal, accounting, or other professional advice.

APPRAISERS SHOULD NOTE THAT THE SAMPLE CERTIFICATIONS STATEMENTS MAY NOT ENCOMPASS ALL CERTIFICATION STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS, WHICH MAY DIFFER ACCORDING TO STATE OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS, THE APPRAISER’S BUSINESS OR CLIENT NEEDS.

Notes on Using the Sample Certification Statements

The bolded and italicized text in the samples represent directions and should not be included as part of your final certification;

USPAP Standards Rules 2-3 and 4-3 require that the respective reports contain signed certifications similar in content to the forms provided in these Rules. See USPAP SR 2-3 and 4-3 for further reference.

Appraisal Institute Certification Standard Rules 1-1 through 1-5 require use of the exact language.

Copyright

© 2018 Appraisal Institute. All rights reserved. Appraisal Institute Members, Candidates and Practicing Affiliates are granted permission to use the documents referenced herein as one resource in developing their own Certification Statements, but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the Sample Certification Statements.

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