ISA member benefits
Advance your career by earning your ISA credentials, signifying to your clients, business contacts, and the public that you are among the highest-trained personal property appraisers.
Get help when you need it. Access a network of support with your appraisal industry peers through ISA's online forum, courses and events.
Appear on the Find an ISA Member directory for client referrals, use the Job Board for new assignments and assistance, and take advantage of toolkit resources to market your business.
Gain access to advanced training courses in appraising, only available to ISA members.
Increase your value through membership and advancement
Professional advancement and requalification is important to provide the public with appraisers they can trust.
Professional Designation: ISA
Signifies you have completed core ISA training in appraisal theory, methodology, ethics, and report-writing standards.Apply for membership
Professional Designation: ISA AM
Official designation of a qualified ISA appraiser with a declared specialty and significant, appraisal-related experience.
Professional Designation: ISA CAPP
The highest achievement and level of credentialing in the industry of personal property appraising, signifying advanced appraisal methodology, expertise and professional development.
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Why our members join and stay
Is it the training, the exposure on the ISA website, or the support of your fellow appraiser members? See why these personal property appraisers decided to become and stay members of ISA.
From the ISA Now Blog
4 Tips for New Appraisers
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Taking the Core Course in Appraisal Studies can be overwhelming to new appraisers. It is like learning an entirely new language or learning the correct language for concepts absorbed through prior business practices. A significant amount of information is presented in a short amount of time, and sometimes it is difficult to take in all the nuances and apply them to your appraisal practice...
2022 Interior Design Trends Most Likely to Affect Value of Personal Property
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
I have been reviewing the general media, interior design professional publications, and other industry sources to spot the interior design trends for 2022 that are most likely to affect the value of personal property values. Changes in design preferences can help forecast fundamental shifts in market pricing that we as appraisers must recognize.
Congratulating ISA’s 2022 Award Winners
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
This year, ISA honored its much-deserving 2022 award recipients at the Annual Business Meeting & Awards program on May 31. Please join in congratulating the individuals below for their significant contributions and service to ISA and its members.
Ask an Instructor: Is It Permissible to Include Hyperlinks to Comparables in a Digital Appraisal Report?
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Question: When I am writing an appraisal report that is being sent digitally is it permissible to just include the hyperlinks to my comparables in the report? What are the best practices when sending a report digitally?