Elevate Your Career

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.  


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.


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. Note that alternatives to holding a college degree are now accepted.

Apply Today

Complete a candidacy application form to begin. You must be an IAAO member before applying for candidacy.

Learn More

For more information, please contact Jarron Paronto via email or by phone at 816-701-8137. Please also see our guide on designations and education requirements.

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.