Currently, personal property appraisers are not required by law to be regulated. In order to avoid any regrettable decision when getting an artwork appraised, be sure to choose a certified appraiser from one of the main accrediting bodies in the United States: AAA, ASA and ISA. These bodies provide rigorous training and certify their accredited members.
Additionally, if you wish to work as an art appraiser, it is best to become certified and join one of the professional accrediting bodies listed here.
Established in 1936, the American Society of Appraisers is the oldest appraisal organization.
The ADAA service appraises art from the old masters to the contemporary for tax purposes.
The Appraisers Association of America’s certified members appraise fine arts, jewelry and personal property.
The Appraisal Foundation was founded in 1987 as a not-for-profit educational organization.
The membership of this not-for-profit organization includes appraisers, auctioneers, estate liquidators and gallerists.
An organization of sixty established dealers provide appraisals for charitable donations and estate tax.