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Experience Requirements

The purpose of the Appraisal Institute Experience Requirements is to determine if a Candidate for Designations work meets the requirements specified in applicable AI Regulations, Policies, and Procedures, including Significant Professional Responsibility, Reasonable Relationship of Hours, and the Appraisal Institute Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (or other relevant criteria).

Experience Credit Candidate Guidebook

This document includes guidelines for submission of experience, experience screening tips for Candidates preparing for a successful interview, mass appraisal guidelines, instructions and application for college instructors, Appraisal Institute Certification Statements (required), etc.

Certification Standard

The Appraisal Institute Certification Standard requires Candidates and Designated members to include certain certification statements in addition to those required by USPAP, IVS, or applicable standards. Candidates and Designated members are required to use the exact wording for all of statements required by the Certification Standard.

Experience Resources

Candidates should be open to listening to and exchanging information with the Experience Screener. The Experience Requirement and interview is a learning process, whether or not your credit is approved. You likely will come away with new ideas for reporting and possibly a better understanding of theory and techniques.

Reports must be submitted in their entirety, which means that the report is to be submitted just as it was sent to the client. Reports are not to be edited or altered in any way for the experience process.

All work for which experience is claimed must have been performed for a business purpose (mock experience and mock review experience is ineligible). 

Common Errors & Issues Learn how to avoid common errors.

Common Errors & Issues in Review Learn how to avoid common errors in appraisal review.

Review Experience FAQs Common questions regarding the review experience requirement process.

Advisory Guidance Program Free Option for Candidates for Designation. Candidates have the opportunity to apply for Advisory Guidance which will provide an independent evaluation of your work and help you understand the requirements for experience credit – all for free!

Experience Applications and Logs


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