Pursue a Designation
Take Your Career to the Next Level
Stand out from the crowd. Show your commitment to advanced learning and a strong ethical professional practice with an Appraisal Institute designation.
Our designations evoke knowledge, experience and integrity.
They stand for proven real estate valuation practice and demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and standards.
They signify to courts, governmental agencies, financial institutions, investors and more that you are at the top of your game, and set you apart from other appraisers.
The MAI membership designation is held by professionals who provide a range of services for all types of real property.View All Requirements
The SRA membership designation is held by professionals who provide a range of services in the valuation of residential properties.View All Requirements
The AI-GRS membership designation is held by professionals who provide a range of services in all types of commercial real property appraisal review.View All Requirements
The AI-RRS membership designation is held by professionals who provide a range of services in residential real property appraisal review.View All Requirements
How does a designation help me succeed?
When you achieve an AI designation, you set the stage for career advancement, offering a greater range of services with the potential to earn more income.
Find an Appraiser
Extend your reach! A listing in the Find an Appraiser directory connects you directly to clients, enhancing your earning potential.
Bolster your knowledge! Access up to 30% savings on education and at least 20% on publications.
Connect! Network with colleagues and attend education events sponsored by your local chapter.
Candidate Fees Explained
Annual dues for a Candidate for Designation are $515.
Candidates are also required to pay fees for requirements like comprehensive exam(s), experience submissions, demonstration of knowledge and the designation application.Learn More About Fees for Candidates
Designated Membership Dues
Once you achieve a designation, you must pay annual dues to maintain designated membership and access AI benefits.
These dues vary based on your designation and chapter/region affiliation.See Dues Breakdown for Designated Membership