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.  


IAAO designees 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 possess the qualifications established and complete the requirements for the particular designation pursued. Each designation has experiential and formal education qualifications. Each also requires completion of specified coursework, demonstration of knowledge project, and master examination. Note that alternatives to holding a college degree are now accepted.

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Complete a candidacy application form to begin.

Learn More

For more information, please contact Jarron Paronto via email, by phone at 816-701-8137, or join us at one of our upcoming, informal Designation Discourse chats. 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.