National Resources

Appraisers Association of America

Web page describing in detail what information should be on an appraisal report
Website: http://www.appraisersassoc.org

Appraisal Course Associates (ACA)

A partnership between Bill Novotny and Dave Maloney established to provide valuation literature and instructional courses for the personal property appraiser.
Website: http://www.appraisalcourseassociates.com

American Society of Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers is an organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. International in structure, it is self-supporting and independent.
Website: http://www.appraisers.org/

American Society of Appraisers, Long Island, New York

Locate a nearby accredited appraiser; learn about appraising, start a professional career.
Website: http://www.longislandappraisers.com/

American Society of Appraisers, New York City Chapter

Association whose members provide appraisals in the disciplines of Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property
Website: http://www.asany.com/

American Society of Appraisers, Northern New Jersey Chapter

Represents accredited ASA members serving the Northern New Jersey counties of Somerset, Union, Hudson, Morris, Essex, Bergen, Sussex and Passaic
Website: http://www.asanj.com/

Appraiser Workshops

Informative and useful website presented by Todd Sigety and Jane Brennom; Daily updates...
Website: http://www.appraiserworkshops.com

Go Antiques

Hundreds of dealers on one of the earliest on-line antiques sites.
Website: http://www.GoAntiques.com


Antiques and Collectibles dealers, another pioneering site...
Website: http://www.TIAS.com

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

Organization for professionals who provide valuation, management, and consultation services on rural and agricultural assets.
Website: http://www.asfmra.org

Appraisal Foundation

This Web site discusses appraisals and the reasons for them plus many different types of appraisals, how to choose an appraiser, and what to expect.
Website: http://www.appraisalfoundation.org/s

Appraisal Institute

Professional standards organization; includes member directory, details on educational programs, events, government affairs, and resources.
Website: http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/

Appraisal Institute, Central Pennsylvania Chapter

Organization serving the state area from Maryland to New York. Includes member directory, message board, and newsletter
Website: http://www.aicentralpa.com/

Appraisal Institute, Maryland Chapter

Maryland chapter of national organization for professional real estate appraisers offering professional courses, seminars and workshops
Website: http://www.ai-md.org

Appraisal Institute, East Florida Chapter

Appraisal Institute chapter website, including meeting, seminar, and course calendar/online registration as well as membership information and organizational structure
Website: http://www.eflai.org

Gemological Institute of America

The Gemological Institute of America, GIA, is the world's foremost authority in gemology, diamond grading, jewelry education, gemology research, diamond and gemstone grading reports and laboratory services. Gemological Institute of America : Gemology Research and Education
Website: http://www.gia.edu/

Center for Jewelry Studies

Started by Christie Romero as a means to disseminate information on the history, identification, and marketing of antique, period, and vintage jewelry, the Center provides quality information and programs designed to supplement the careers of those in jewelry-related fields - including dealers, appraisers, jewelers and gemologists - as well as enhance the enjoyment of collectors, heirs, and jewelry lovers.
Website: http://www.Center4JewelryStudies.org

International Society of Appraisers

The largest organization in the country of professionally trained personal property appraisers. A wealth of information is here on appraisals and on becoming an appraiser. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven association, formed to support our member needs and serve the public by producing highly qualified and ethical appraisers who are recognized authorities in professional personal property appraising. Our members include many of the country's most respected independent appraisers, consultants, estate liquidators, auctioneers, gallery owners, and dealers.
Website: http://www.isa-appraisers.org/

International Society of Appraisers, North Texas Chapter

Excellent site for explaining the appraisal process, how to choose an appraiser, how to prepare for an appraisal, etc.
Website: http://www.isaappraisers.org/directory.php

Appraisal Institute, Savannah Chapter

Information about educational and social offerings for appraisers in the Savannah, Georgia area
Website: http://www.aisavannah.com

Antiques Detectives

Books, supplies and information by jewelry expert and author Jeanne Bell that will help answer questions and show what to look for in order to solve the mystery of a piece. Also seen on the Antiques Roadshow.
Website: http://www.AntiquesDetectives.com

Furniture Detective

Informative website maintained by furniture specialist Fred Taylor, author of “Common Sense Antiques” book, column, featuring tips, newsletter along with excerpts and an antiques glossary, DVD and a compilation of the popular "Common Sense Antiques" articles.
Website: http://www.furnituredetective.com


The College for Appraisers is exclusively dedicated to teaching courses in antiques, collectibles and personal property.

College for Appraisers which has been officially recognized by the California Bureau of Private, Postsecondary and Vocational Education, is authorized to award the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) to qualified graduates.