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Code of Professional Ethics

Because of this vital role and the commitment of Appraisal Institute Members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates to professionalism, the Appraisal Institute has adopted its Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice to establish requirements for ethical and competent practice. These requirements also serve to promote and maintain a high level of public trust and confidence in Appraisal Institute Members.

The Code of Professional Ethics is composed of the Definitions,Canons, and Ethical Rules.

Download the Code of Professional Ethics and Explanatory Comments


Valuers Code of Professional Ethics

On July 31, 2015 the Board of Directors adopted the Valuers Code of Professional Ethics (VCPE) as a model code and approved making the VCPE available for use by non-AI professionals as a companion document to the Standards of Valuation Practice.

Click here to view the VCPE.

If you would like to display, use, distribute and/or adopt the VCPE please complete the SVP/VCPE - Copyright Permission Request and submit it to

If you have any questions about displaying, using, distributing and/or adopting the VCPE please contact:



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