Associate Members are not sanctioned to perform formal appraisals.
Appraisers National Association (ANA) actively seeks the membership of professionals who have an interest in issues relating to the appraisal of personal property, and prides itself on meeting the highest standards of professional appraisal practice. All Accredited appraising members are required to be trained in and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Every appraiser must comply with the ANA Code of Ethics, and every appraisal report must meet the guidelines established by USPAP.
There are four levels of membership in ANA:
Accredited Appraiser - An individual who has completed the educational requirements for certification in personal property appraising from an educational institution (such as the College For Appraisers), or from other appraisal associations recognized by ANA. In addition, Accredited Appraisers must have completed a course and exam on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Associate Member - An individual with professional training or experience in personal property appraising who does not require the benefits of accreditation. Associate Members are not sanctioned to do appraisals.
Professional Affiliate - An individual or organization working in a field related to, or in support of, the personal property appraising profession. As an example, this member class may include, but is not limited to, antique mall and store operators; antique dealers; auctioneers; insurance agents, companies and brokers; antique/collectibles show promoters; antique/collectible book and periodical publishers; law firms engaging in personal property matters; and other appraisal professionals, organizations, and associations. Professional Affiliate Members are not sanctioned to do appraisals.
Student Associate - An individual currently enrolled in an approved course of instruction in the field of personal property appraising. Student Associates are not sanctioned to appraise.
If you wish to apply for membership, please complete an application form. Please note that the references you identify will be contacted. Be sure to include a mailing address for each; references will not be contacted by phone. Please advise your references that they will receive a short questionnaire from ANA. The failure of your references to respond promptly will delay the processing of your application for membership.
Applications must be accompanied by a $35.00 Application Fee. This fee is not refundable. Dues for membership for the level at which you are applying will be billed to you upon completion of the election process. Dues are prorated for those who are joining during, rather than at the beginning of, the membership year.
Annual dues for membership are currently $150.00 for Accredited Appraisers, $95.00 Associate and Affiliate members, and $55.00 for students. (The ANA fiscal year begins on July 1st.) Members receive a certificate suitable for display in their place of business, the directory of members, a subscription to the newsletter of the association, occasions to network with members, and opportunities for further professional training. The ANA phone number, email, and address is noted below on our home page as sources to request an application form.►