The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with over 30,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at www.appraisalinstitute.org.

The Columbia Basin Chapter works to offer annual continuing education requirements for the needs of all real property appraisers in our area. All appraisers are invited to attend our regular meetings which are a good source of professional networking, quality education and community.