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.
- Other membership options:
- Student Affiliate
- Life Member
FGA, FGAA, MGA-ASA, CMA-NAJA
Diamond, gemstone identification and grading. Appraisals of fine antique, estate / period Jewelry and watches for insurance, estate taxes, equitable distribution / taxes, non-cash charitable donation, collateral, liquidation and litigation.
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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
Call for Nominations for the ISA Board of Directors
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Here is your opportunity to lead, inspire others, and work for the good of your profession and the benefit of the membership.
Call for Nominations for the ISA Board of Directors – Apply by June 16
We are accepting applications from members wishing to be considered for the two vacancies on the 2023 ISA Board of Directors.
USPAP - Frequently Asked Questions!
Friday, April 14, 2023
The Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) materials include a lot of Frequently Asked Questions! There are currently 367 FAQs in the 2020-2021 version of USPAP which has been extended through December 31, 2023. These are included as guidance from The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of The Appraisal Foundation to respond to questions to illustrate the applicability of USPAP in specific situations.
Who Can and Should be Listed as an Intended User Under USPAP
Tuesday, April 04, 2023
As an instructor, I often get questions about who can and should be listed as an “intended user” under the Uniform Standards for Appraisal Practice (USPAP). And, I am also often asked what “rights” intended users have under USPAP.
The short answer: Generally, you want to list as few intended users as necessary to meet the client’s needs. And, intended users do not have a right to obtain a copy of the report without client consent.
Amazing Tours at Assets 2023 Conference in Beautiful Houston Texas
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
In Houston, you can find great cultural destinations and engaging arts events happening all over the city. Join us on one of the three specialty tours scheduled on Friday, March 17th. (Space is limited so submit your conference registration early!)