The Appraisal Foundation strives to be the ultimate source of appraisal standards, appraiser qualifications, and standards of ethical conduct in all valuation disciplines to assure public trust in the valuation profession. A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of professional valuation, The Appraisal Foundation was established by the appraisal profession in the United States in 1987. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to foster professionalism in appraising by:
of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
qualification criteria for the licensing, certification, and recertification of real property appraisers
other valuation disciplines
Qualification Criteria to the appraisal profession, state and federal government agencies, users of appraisal services, related industries and industry groups, and the general public.
qualifications, and issues of importance to appraisers and users of appraisal services.
(Extracted from the Strategic Goals of The Appraisal Foundation as adopted on 11/01/2008.)
The Appraisal Foundation may be reached at:
The Appraisal Foundation
1029 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005
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