Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

The original Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria) was adopted after a three-year process that began with an Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) public hearing in February 1995. The Criteria establishes minimum requirements for all personal property appraisers who are members of sponsoring organizations of The Appraisal Foundation. Personal property appraisers who are not members of sponsoring organizations are encouraged, but are not required, to follow the minimum education and experience recommendations established by the Criteria.

Over the past decade, personal property appraisers and users of personal property appraisal services informed the AQB that the Criteria should be updated. Research and analysis on potential updates to the Criteria began in 2010. Based on the recommendations of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council’s Personal Property Issues Committee, as well as feedback received during two Personal Property Roundtable events, the AQB issued a First Exposure Draft of changes to the Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria in December 2014, soliciting comment and feedback. A Second Exposure Draft was issued in February 2015, and after receiving additional feedback, the AQB adopted changes to the Criteria at its public meeting in Seattle, Washington on March 20, 2015. The AQB adopted the Criteria with an implementation date of January 1, 2018.

Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria 
Effective on  January 1, 2018

Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria Summary
A summary of the requirements effective on January 1, 2018.