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.
Providing appraisals for Estate Distribution, Divorce, Insurance Coverage, Damage Claims, Charitable Donation and Liquidation.
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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
Identification vs Authentication
Friday, June 26, 2020
This article explains what kind of services a personal property appraiser can offer their clients in their appraisal reports, and why it's important to work with a qualified appraiser to identify or authenticate your possessions.
Congratulating ISA’s 2020 Award Winners
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Each year members of ISA are recognized for their accomplishments in service to ISA and the personal property appraising profession at the Assets awards luncheon. While this dedicated space and time will be missed this year, what will not be missed is the opportunity to recognize these deserving individuals and chapter. Please join ISA in thanking and congratulating our outstanding 2020 award recipients for their significant contributions and service to you and ISA.
Ask an Instructor: Bailment, Salvage Value vs. Scrap Value, and More
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
If you have questions about general appraisal methodology and/or fine art, antiques, or collectibles specific methodology, please reach out to your ISA course instructor or the Director of Education. We are happy to help guide you in the right direction.
ISA's Commitment to Inclusivity
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Last week was a tragic, shocking, and deeply painful week for humanity. It was a wake-up call from an untenable reality of racism, hatred, and mistreatment toward black individuals that has largely gone unanswered throughout history.