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.
ISA member since October 2007
Steve Roach is one of the nation's leading rare coin authorities, drawing on his work as a coin dealer, grader, editor, lawyer and varied experience in the auction world. He is a USPAP instructor certified to teach 7 and 15-hour courses.
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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
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?
Ask an Instructor: Updates to Appraisal Templates and the Difference Between Online and Live Online Courses
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Question 1:Since the ASB announced that the 2020-2021 edition of USPAP will be extended to the end of 2022, do I need to update my appraisal templates?
Hitting the "Refresh Button" - Business Plans and Goals for 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
It's January, and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to hit the Refresh button, especially after the craziness that was 2020. The Refresh button is a chance for us to get unstuck. It's a chance for us to reload our possibly outdated files and start again with a fresh look. Every January, I have a list of things that I do to update and reorganize my business plan and goals for the year.