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6 Top Organizations for Certified Fine Art Appraisers

Professional Organizations for Certified Personal Property and Art Appraisers


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.

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Established in 1936, the American Society of Appraisers is the oldest appraisal organization.

Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA)

The ADAA service appraises art from the old masters to the contemporary for tax purposes.

Appraisers Association of America (AAA)

The Appraisers Association of America’s certified members appraise fine arts, jewelry and personal property.

Appraisal Foundation (AF)

The Appraisal Foundation was founded in 1987 as a not-for-profit educational organization.

The International Society of Appraisers (ISA)

The membership of this not-for-profit organization includes appraisers, auctioneers, estate liquidators and gallerists.

Private Art Dealers Association (PADA)

An organization of sixty established dealers provide appraisals for charitable donations and estate tax.

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