This Knowledge Area includes skills related to managing information necessary to the valuation of property, including ownership, transfers, identification, description, and related data management.

The knowledge in this KA forms the foundation for your success in your daily tasks and in your career. The proper management and maintenance of your data will ensure that you have what you need for a defense of your appraisals. Proficiency in this KA is a stepping stone toward all the IAAO designations.
Body of Knowledge Overview
Roles & Tasks
Proficiency in this knowledge area will help people in these roles perform the indicated tasks.

Entry Level Appraiser
  • Collect and analyze data relative to the valuation of real property
  • Research cost, income, and sales data
  • Measure buildings
  • Collect data on number and type of rooms type of construction, age and other conditions affecting values

Appraiser-Real Estate &
Appraiser-Personal Property

  • Gather, record, analyze, and maintain a variety of data such as zoning, asking and selling prices, income, and building costs to determine appraised values
  • Update and correct file property information

CAMA Systems Modeler/Statistician
  • Develop and assist in performing quality control checks on collected data

Mapping Technician
  • Collect and maintain cadastral data
  • Perform quality control checks on all cadastral data