Benefits of AI

A whole new universe unfolds for you at the Appraisal Institute when you become a Candidate, Practicing Affiliate or Affiliate. Take advantage of the powerful resources of the Appraisal Institute and learn more about the vast array* of benefits that can sharpen your competitive edge.


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Convenient Website for Ordering Your Business Cards

Created exclusively for Candidates, Practicing Affiliates or Affiliates like you, our new business card ordering site offers unparalleled convenience and great value! You can order 250 business cards for $30* or as many as 2,000 business cards for $90*!

Order professionally designed, high-quality business cards in just a few minutes—all you have to do is select your MAI, SRA or SRPA designation emblem(s) and enter your contact information.

Designated Candidates, Practicing Affiliates or Affiliates: log into My Appraisal Institute and click on the “Order Now” link. Place your order today!

* Plus shipping and handling fees

Errors & Omissions Insurance

To help safeguard your practice, obtain errors and omissions insurance through the Appraisers Liability Insurance Program.

For more information, contact:

LIA Administrators & Insurance Services

P.O. Box 1319
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Comprehensive Protection Plans and Medical Insurance Services

A wide selection of protection plans as well as medical insurance services are available to Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates through the Real Estate Appraisers Group Insurance Trust (REAGIT).

  • Major and Limited Medical Insurance Services
  • 10-Year Level Term-Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Professional Overhead Expense Plan
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan
  • Dental Insurance Plan
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan

For more information, login and click here.

Discounts on All Classroom & Online Education

Receive up to 30% off all Appraisal Institute classroom and online education. To view the complete education schedule and register today,click here.

Webinar Discounts

Enjoy discounted – and sometimes FREE – access to webinars covering today’s hot appraisal topics and the latest legislation affecting the industry. click here for details.

Discounts on Books

Save up to 20% on more than 60 titles. To visit our bookstore, click here.

Valuation Magazine

Published quarterly, each issue of Valuation magazine is packed with essential industry news and information that will help you stay ahead of the curve. All Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates receive complimentary printed copies ofValuation magazine and receive the digital editions as well. To view recent issues, click here.

The Appraisal Journal

No other resource gives you the hands-on information to enhance your business like The Appraisal Journal. Written by leading practitioners in the appraisal profession, TAJ is published quarterly and is a must-have for anyone in the profession. Practicing Affiliates or Affiliates receive The Appraisal Journal online free and Candidates receive complimentary hard copies. To learn more about The Appraisal Journal, click here.

Appraiser News Online (ANO) e-Newsletter

As a Candidate, Practicing Affiliate or Affiliate, you’ll automatically receive Appraiser News Online (ANO). Delivered to your e-mail inbox every Wednesday, our invaluable e-newsletter will keep you informed of the top news and developments around the industry, inside the Institute, and on Capitol Hill.

Representation in Washington, DC

The Appraisal Institute’s Washington Office is the only government affairs office in our nation’s capital representing real estate appraisers. Through continuing interaction with Congress and federal agencies, our Washington, DC office ensures that your voice is heard and your interests are represented on Capitol Hill. To learn more about our legislative advocacy efforts, click here.

Convenient AI Cards Now Available!

Login to My Appraisal Institute and download your AI card today! The card is the size of a traditional business card and already has your name and account number imprinted on it. You can also write down your Web site login and store this convenient card in your wallet. To download, login to My Appraisal Institute and click My AI Card in the left-hand toolbar.

Find an Appraiser Directory

Enjoy free advertising through our online directory, which generates more than 30,000 hits per month!

“Our Find An Appraiser directory is an amazing benefit! I got a bid request less than 24 hours after my name was posted!”

Paul B. Harrison, MAI
North Carolina Chapter
Since 1977

Homeowners and potential clients turn to “Find An Appraiser” to search for Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates to handle their assignments. Your Appraisal Institute colleagues use “Find an Appraiser” for networking and referrals. Front and center on the Appraisal Institute homepage, the directory is a tremendous benefit that will help you grow your business! Click here to access the Directory.

Free Listing in ExactBid’s RIMSCentral Directory

Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates in good standing receive a free, three-county listing subscription in this appraiser directory and search engine. Plus, contact information is highlighted along with your Appraisal Institute status any time you are returned in a search of RIMSCentral.

RIMSCentral is a business-to-business marketplace for appraisers to participate in online bidding opportunities from lenders, brokers, and other consumers of due diligence services. It provides a private interface to bid opportunities, and a secure workflow and practice management system. Last year, more than 20 percent of all commercial real estate lender transactions in the US were ordered through RIMSCentral.

For more information, click here.

20% Off BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report and Up to 25% Off Select Measurement Standards

BOMA’s (Buildings, Operations and Management Association) NEW online Experience Exchange Report® (EER) puts detailed operating income and expense data for more than 110 U.S. and Canadian markets, right at your finger tips. With just a few quick clicks, you can assess an asset’s performance relative to market peers. Exporting features make it easy to create custom charts and graphs. For more information about the Experience Exchange Report®, click here.

In addition, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates receive up to 25% off select BOMA publications covering building measurement standards for office and industrial properties. To learn more about discounted BOMA publications, click here.

Y. T. and Louise Lee Lum Library

An extensive virtual library is available to you 24/7. Select from thousands of articles, documents, industry research reports and other resources.

“A multitude of benefits is available, including access to the Lum Library, the most awesome collection of print material relating to real estate appraisal.”

Sara Stephens, MAI
Arkansas Chapter
Since 1990

Having trouble finding the document you need? Lum Library staff is available to help you at no charge.
Visit the Lum Library.

Ethics & Counseling Hotline

Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates have free access to our Ethics & Counseling Hotline. Call the hotline at 877-777-6939 for help with questions about USPAP, business practices and more. For more information, click here.

MAI and SRA Designations

Need a way to differentiate yourself in the highly competitive marketplace? The Appraisal Institute offers the most prestigious designations in the appraisal profession.

“My affiliation with the Appraisal Institute has enabled me to network with other professionals in the field, and my designations have elevated my stature with clients and as an expert witness in court, opening the door to many opportunities.”

Eric K. Schwartz, MAI, SRA
Maryland Chapter
Since 1979

Obtaining the MAI or SRA designation shows your clients that you have gone above and beyond the education and experience needed for state certification. As a Candidate, Practicing Affiliate and Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute, you make a commitment to advanced education, defined ethical requirements and higher expectations for the appraisal profession as a whole. Click here to read more about Appraisal Institute designations.

Model Engagement Letters

Use our sample agreements for services, both short and long forms, along with supplementary and explanatory materials. Developed by a joint AI/staff project team and reviewed by outside counsel, these model engagement contracts provide examples of language that can be used for appraisal assignments. They can also easily be edited to accommodate appraisal review, appraisal consulting or other types of assignments. Login to My Appraisal Insitute.

Career Center

Land your next job or search for a candidate. To visit the Career Center,click here.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

Keep up-to-date with a free copy of the current standards. Appraisal Institute Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates are entitled to receive one free printed copy of the current edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The Standards set forth requirements for developing and reporting analyses, opinions and conclusions in appraisal, appraisal review and appraisal consulting assignments. Order your copy today!

Access to the National Collateral Database

The National Collateral Database (NCD) is the national Web-based source of non-confidential residential property data. Access the National Collateral Database through Data Express, an easy-to-use data research tool which allows the user to save data as a PDF or an AI ReadyTM file (ENV file). With Data Express, users can view five years of the property’s transaction history, search and select comps and download property and plat maps into a report. Appraisal Institute members receive a 10% discount on all subscription plans. To sign up today, visit or call 888-963-8716 and mention your Appraisal Institute ID number.

Discount on Site To Do Business

The Site To Do Business is an online source of comprehensive real estate information and applications. STDB features an integrated market analysis system that combines demographic information, mapping technology and reporting tools used in appraisal and consulting assignments. Other features include market analysis templates for multifamily, retail, office and industrial properties, as well as Flood maps, aerial photography and more. For more information or to sign up for the Site To Do Business click here.

Please visit the Site to Do Business Online Resources page to access overviews, tutorials and other tools that will help you gain a better understanding of STDBOnline.

AI Communities of Practice

The AI Communities serve as a convenient, online meeting place for AI Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates with shared interests. While in the AI Communities, you can exchange news and share information with colleagues, check the AI Communities’ calendar to stay abreast of upcoming events, participate in online discussion boards, suggest a poll to community facilitators and chat online with others.

To participate, login to “My Appraisal Institute” and click the “My Communities” link on the left sidebar. After clicking “I accept” on the Terms of Use page, you will be able to download the full tutorial and enter the AI Communities site.

91 Chapters

Chapters provide a vast array of networking and professional development opportunities. Meet your peers, develop life-long connections, and grow your business by getting involved with your local chapter.

Opportunities to Lead

Gain leadership skills and experience by volunteering to serve at the local, regional or national level. To volunteer for leadership opportunities at the Appraisal Institute, visit the Leadership Resource Registry.

Use of Designation Emblems & the Appraisal Institute logo

Showcare your Appraisal Institute membership and designations on your letterhead, business cards and Web sites, and get help with your graphic design needs. To request logo usage, click here.

Self-Promotion Templates

Self-promotion flyers and pre-written cover letters are available to Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates. To view all available templates,click here.

Assistance with Public Relations

Get help with press releases, media interviews and other public relations initiatives. To view PR resources available to Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates, click here.

Appraisal Institute Service Center

Take advantage of our dedicated service center. Knowledgeable counselors are available to help you choose the education path that’s best for you, support you through the designation process and much more. The Appraisal Institute Service Center is now open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. central time.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time
Phone: 888-7JOINAI

Fax: 312-335-4400

Discounts on FedEx Shipping and Business Services

AI® members can now save up to 26% on select FedEx® shipping and business services. There are no costs and no minimum requirements to take advantage of this great benefit. Click here to start saving today with your members-only pricing.

Discounts on Office Max Products & Services

Appraisal Institute Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates can save 20-70% on 12,000+ Office Max products and services. To find out how you can start saving today with your exclusive pricing, click here.

Discounts on IREM Income/Expense Analysis® Reports

Appraisal Institute Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates receive a 20% discount on the Institute of Real Estate Management’s Income/Expense Analysis® Reports. The reports include income and expense data for properties throughout the U.S. and Canada and cover five property types. To learn more, click here.

Discounted Listings in JurisPro Online Expert Witness Directory

AI Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates receive $50 off profile listings with JurisPro Expert Witness Directory. The JurisPro directory helps feature expert appraisers to legal professionals. As the #1 website for the “Appraisal Expert Witness” search on Google, this site receives over 1,800,000 hits from legal professionals looking for expert witnesses every month. For more information, click here.

Discount from Avis Rent-A-Car

Receive 5% to 20% off your Avis car rentals. For more information,click here.

Discount from Hertz

Enjoy year-round discounts on local and worldwide rentals. Hertz offers special discounts on daily, weekly, weekend and monthly rentals for business or pleasure. For more information, click here.

Discount from Framing Success

With Framing Success, Appraisal Institute Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates receive 20% off custom-designed frames for displaying designation certificates. Choose from four designs, all featuring single mats stamped with the Appraisal Institute logo in silver foil. No need to send in your documents – the frames arrive fully assembled to accept your certificate with ease. To see frame styles and prices, click here.

Special Offer on Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) Reports

*Level of benefits depends upon AI status.


Contact the Appraisal Institute, Greater Tennessee Chapter at or 615-515-9700

Receive a 20% discount on two of RERC’s premier publications. Click here to learn more.