Welcome to the North Star Chapter

As you explore the site, you will realize that the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is truly regional in its composition, reach and influence. The Chapter membership, which totals approximately 400, includes Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates who reside within the chapter boundaries of the State of Minnesota, the State of North Dakota, two-thirds of the State of South Dakota, ten Counties in the State of Wisconsin, & the Canadian Province of Manitoba. We are a Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the foremost organization for real property valuation specialists. View our Chapter roster here.

The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 members in nearly 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.
Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations.  The Appraisal Institute began issuing two review designations in 2014.  The  newly established AI-GRS (Appraisal Institute – General Review Specialist) and AI-RRS (Appraisal Institute – Residential Review Specialist) designations are the AI’s first new designations in more than 20 years.

The North Star Chapter offers outstanding Courses and Instructors ready to teach you everything you need to become a Trainee Real Estate Appraiser, courses to help you Upgrade your License status and Continuing Education courses and seminars to keep your appraisal licenses current . We offer four Chapter meetings a year to update all members on current happenings within the Chapter - some of which are held in conjunction with other professional groups. It is a wonderful way to meet and interact with other appraisers - commercial and residential , assessors and real estate professionals in related fields who share common interests. At three of the meetings we offer a two hour seminar on a timely and current topic for our members and guests. We apply for Appraisal, Real Estate and Assessor credit for these meetings. We encourage all to join a committee within the Chapter. We have an extremely active PR Committee striving to get the word out to the Real Estate community about the value of having an North Star Chapter member of the Appraisal Institute assist them with appraisals, reviews and valuation methodology. The Government Relations committee is also a vibrant committee working hard to keep all of our members apprised of the rules and regulations constantly being made in Minnesota and Nationally.
The North Star Chapter was established in 1991 following the unification of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, two organizations formed during the 1930s to help standardize the appraisal process by promoting professional education and upholding high ethical standards. Chapters are vital to the success of the Appraisal Institute. Those who belong have greater interaction with a local chapter than any other part of the Appraisal Institute. Through this local and regional interaction, the North Star Chapter is best able to meet Designated member, Candidate, Practicing Affiliate and Affiliate needs by offering education, networking, representation and providing the most current information about the appraisal profession and the Appraisal Institute. All important services offered for our members which have an important and positive impact on current and potential clients.

The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. It's extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both novice and seasoned practitioners. Please review the courses and seminars we offer on our Education schedule.