What do the letters after an appraiser’s name mean?

Unlike real estate appraisers, personal property appraisers are not certified or licensed by state government appraisal boards. We are, instead, “accredited” or “certified” by professional membership organizations.

An appraiser of personal property who has been “accredited” or “certified” has met the requirements of a membership organization such as The American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America, or International Society of Appraisers. Accreditation or Certification is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed an education program, accrued experience, and undergone extensive testing in both a specialty area and the Principles of Valuation.

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