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.
With years of experience in the auction business and as guest curator of several exhibitions, I have the real world experience necessary to offer a wide range of appraisal and advisory services to individuals and institutions.
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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
The Importance of Due Diligence and Due Care in Appraising
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
My favorite part of USPAP comes directly from the Competency Rule: Perfection is impossible to attain, and competence does not require perfection. However, an appraiser must not render appraisal services in a careless or negligent manner. This Rule requires an appraiser to use due diligence and due care. (USPAP 2020-2021, lines 301-303)
Ask an Instructor: How Bronze Disease Affects the Value of Art
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Question: Does Bronze Disease affect the value of a work? From what I was reading, it seems to be a contamination problem with the bronze. Would the artist in any way be responsible for selling work that develops bronze disease?
2021 ISA Award Nominations
Thursday, March 11, 2021
It is time to recognize our hardworking ISA volunteers! Although many of us have been social distancing and isolating ourselves this past year, there are ISA members who have been Zooming, phoning, teaching, editing, correcting, posting and using a calculator, ALL on our behalf. These volunteers, in all aspects of our organization, are what keep us moving forward.
Using Sales After the Effective Date as USPAP Comparables
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
One of the best things about teaching Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) classes for ISA is that you never know what questions students will ask. At the ISA's January 13 to 14 7-Hour USPAP class an appraiser asked when it's okay to use a sale that occurred after the effective date of an appraisal as a comparable?