Earn your ISA credential by advancing through ISA membership

The ISA credential tells the public, your clients, and business gatekeepers that you are a quality appraiser. It says that you are in compliance with USPAP, maintain high ethical standards, and have been trained to produce appraisal reports of the highest caliber. 




Membership levels and Designated Credentials

Member - ISA

Complete the Core ISA training in appraisal theory, methodology, ethics, and report-writing standards and documented three or more years of market-related experience. Complete the 15 HR USPAP course.

Accredited Member - ISA AM

Official designation of a qualified ISA appraiser with a declared specialty and 700 documented hours of appraisal-related experience. 

Certified Member - ISA CAPP

The highest achievement in ISA credentialing and the appraisal industry, signifying appraising expertise, professional development, and advanced skills. An ISA CAPP member has 900 documented hours of appraisal reporting and has passed the CAPP examination.

Other Membership Options

ISA Life Member

An honorary designation for Accredited or Certified Members in good standing. Life Members have maintained accreditation and/or certification and served ISA and the profession of personal property appraisers for at least 20 years.

Student Affiliate Member

For individuals with an interest in a career as a personal property appraiser who are currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited college, junior college, community college, university, or graduate program.

What does it take to become an appraiser?

See if you are a fit for the personal property appraising business. 

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Looking for Requalification Requirements?

Find all your Requalification forms and the Requalification Packet.

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Member of ASA or AAA?

View our membership bridging policy. 

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