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An IAAO professional designation is a symbol of knowledge, experience and competence recognized around the globe.

Is it for You?

Any professional who aspires to advance their career in appraising, mapping, property assessment and property tax policy at any level - in government or in the private sector - should have an IAAO designation.  

Benefits

Designated members can earn an increase in salary and responsibility. A designation instantly establishes your qualifications and credibility and is a universal, portable measure of your capabilities recognized around the world. Designees report gaining confidence in their abilities and the respect of their peers and those they serve. Earning a designation is a rewarding experience, demonstrating that you have attained the highest level of professionalism.

Requirements

To earn an IAAO Designation, one must be an IAAO member in good standing and complete the requirements for the particular designation pursued. Each designation has experiential, educational, demonstration project, and examination requirements.

Learn More

For more information or a candidacy application, please contact Jarron Paronto via email or by phone at 816-701-8137. You may also download a promotional flyer about the designation program and a brochure on designations and education requirements.

Professional Designation Advisor

Professional Designation Advisors (PDA) are professional designees who have volunteered to share their expertise and knowledge of the program with candidates. New candidates are assigned to the PDA, either by geography or specialty.

If you are interested in helping candidates achieve their designation goals and would like to become a PDA, please contact Jarron Paronto via email or by phone at 816-701-8137.

Professional Designation Advisor Handbook (members only)

Designation Recertification

IAAO Designees are required to fulfill continuing education requirements in order to maintain their designation. Credit hours earned must be submitted to IAAO during a designee's five-year cycle.