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The Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter includes 12 counties in northwestern Pennsylvania: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forrest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren County. Our local chapter presently has 37 individuals who are Desingated members, Candidates, Practicing Affliates, and Affiliates of the Appraisal Intitute.
 
We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site and we encourage you to consider joining our organization.
 

 

The Appraisal Institute offers several levels in which an appraiser can join.

 
To find out more about joining the Appraisal Institute click on www.appraisalinstitute.org
 
 

  

MAI Designation

The Appraisal Institute confers MAI Designated membership on commercial and general real estate appraisal professionals demonstrating the highest standards of education, expertise and ethics. In its continuing mission to elevate the real estate valuation profession, the Appraisal Institute specifies rigorous requirements for MAI Designated membership regarding experience, education and moral character. Brokers, bankers, lenders, buyers and sellers working with appraisers who are Appraisal Institute MAI Designated members know that Appraisal Institute MAI Designated members have demonstrated knowledge, experience and commitment to the profession, and agree to adhere to the organization’s strict code of professional ethics and standards of professional appraisal practice.

 
Learn more about the current requirements to achieve the MAI designation.
 
 
SRA Designation
 

The Appraisal Institute confers SRA Designated membership on residential real estate appraisal professionals demonstrating the highest standards of education, expertise and ethics. In its continuing mission to elevate the real estate valuation profession, the Appraisal Institute specifies rigorous requirements for SRA Designated membership regarding experience, education and moral character. Brokers, bankers, lenders, buyers and sellers working with appraisers who are Appraisal Institute SRA Designated members know that Appraisal Institute SRA Designated members have demonstrated knowledge, experience, and commitment to the profession, and agree to adhere to the organization’s strict codes of professional ethics and standards of professional appraisal practice.

Learn more about the current requirements to achieve the SRA designation.

  

AI-GRS Designation

The Appraisal Institute confers AI-GRS Designated membership on professionals who fulfill rigorous education, testing, experience and other requirements in the field of review of general and commercial real property appraisals. Brokers, bankers, lenders, buyers and sellers who need a general or commercial appraisal review will want to consider retaining an Appraisal Institute AI-GRS Designated member given their qualifications and their commitment to adhere to the Appraisal Institute’s strict code of professional ethics and standards of professional appraisal practice.

Learn more about the current requirements to achieve the AI-GRS designation.

 
AI-RRS Designation

The Appraisal Institute confers AI-RRS Designated membership on professionals who fulfill rigorous education, testing, experience and other requirements in the field of review of residential real property appraisals. Brokers, bankers, lenders, buyers and sellers who need a residential appraisal review will want to consider retaining an Appraisal Institute AI-RRS Designated member given their qualifications and their commitment to adhere to the Appraisal Institute’s strict code of professional ethics and standards of professional appraisal practice.

Learn more about the current requirements to achieve the AI-RRS designation.
 

 

The Coalition of Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisers was formed in late 2012 by all five Pennsylvania Chapters of the Appraisal Institute and other interested appraisal professionals to be the Voice of Responsible Real Estate Valuation in Pennsylvania. CPREA grew as a response to a push by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® (PAR) to enact legislation that would permit salespersons and brokers to provide valuation services. The chapters realized they did not have a system in place to provide a timely response to legislation which affects the industry and the public trust. As a result, the CPREA formed to provide this conduit. We encouraged other stakeholders to join our ranks, and we can proudly state that many, including multiple chapters of several national appraisal organizations, joined with us to have a voice in the Pennsylvania legislative arena. As a result, the fight against SB 869, introduced on 4/18/2013, which allows sales agents and brokers to provide valuation services, gains momentum every day. Our hope is to continue with the organization in order to have a mechanism in place to respond to legislation which affects the industry and public trust. Please browse our website, and ask any questions you may have about the coalition or SB 869.

 
 
  
 
Site was last updated on October 8, 2014
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