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.
Suzanne C. Staley
Appraising provides a venue whereby I feel that I genuinely help my clients with values on their property and perhaps open a window on their family's past. Art and antiques are our history. Call for a free consultation on your personal needs.
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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
Announcing ISA's 2019-2020 Board of Directors
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Voting for ISA's 2019-2020 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members, Dina Brown, ISA CAPP, Michelle Conliffe, ISA CAPP, and Libby Holloway, ISA CAPP.
Ask an Instructor: Comparables for Insurance Appraisals
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
ISA members are invited to send in their questions on all things appraising and education to ISA's instructors.
Considering Risk in Selecting Comparables
Monday, July 29, 2019
As true rarities become harder to find, collectors seem to have an increased tolerance for risk in their purchases. The boldest example of this in recent memory is Christie's 2017 auction of Salvador Mundi, sold by the auction house as a Leonardo da Vinci, for a record-setting $450,312,500.
Pivotal Court Ruling Affirms Primacy of Personal Property Appraisal Profession -- TAF Release
Friday, July 26, 2019
A recent ruling by the 9th Circuit Court affirmed a U.S. Tax Court opinion that found an appraisal from an esteemed auction house is not adequate assurance of appraisal expertise or competency. On Friday, July 26, The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) released a press release on the ruling.