Appraisers National Association was founded in 1982 to provide an association that is dedicated to the principals and ethics of personal property appraising. In 1985 the association was formally established with a Board of directors that was charged with the task of requiring it's membership to maintain a program of continuing education and promote the improvement of appraisal standards. In 1996 ANA incorporated under the name of Research and Appraisal Associates, dba Appraisers National Association, and granted non-profit status by both the State of California and the Federal Government.
The Association continues to foster its members, expand the standards and requirements, to promote public trust.
The mission of ANA is to:
1. Assure the public that it's members are among the most highly informed and qualified appraisers of personal property.
2. Establish requirements for continuing education to maintain and enhance the qualifications of it's members.
3. Develop public awareness of the profession of personal property appraising and the service it provides to the public.
dedicated to excellence in Personal property Appraising
To be accepted as an ANA designated Certified Accredited Appraiser, our members must have a combination of academic study supported by hands-on product knowledge. In addition to full-time experience, they must prove competency by passing qualifying examinations in valuation theory.