Choosing an Appraiser
There is currently no legal certification or licensing required of personal property appraisers and there is no government testing of standards for the profession. Find an appraiser who has established expertise and who has had professional training in appraisal principles, theory, ethics, law, and procedures.
The International Society of Appraisers is a professional association that requires the successful completion of course work and examinations for their certified members. The ISA has developed and currently offers appraisers the most comprehensive personal property appraisal education program in America. This program is based upon a standardized body of knowledge, education, and testing. Because of this educational program and the ISA rigid Code of Ethics, an ISA educated certified Member appraiser is your best choice.