Get Involved with The Appraisal Foundation

There are many ways to get involved in the work of The Appraisal Foundation.  

Become a Board member!

The Appraisal Foundation is always interested in expanding the diversity of its boards by considering applications from business leaders with an interest in valuation or individuals involved in various appraisal disciplines such as business valuation or personal property in addition to real property.  Any questions on the application process can be directed to Arika Cole at

Board of Trustees Application

The Appraisal Foundation is searching for qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Trustees (BOT). The BOT is the governing body of The Appraisal Foundation and works to promote professionalism and ensure public trust in the valuation profession. In 2018, there are five At-Large Trustee positions under consideration for appointment or reappointment, including one consumer representative seat. Completed applications for BOT vacancies must be received by March 5, 2018.

Read more on our Candidate Factsheet or download a copy of the application.

For questions on these positions, please contact

AQB / ASB Application

The Appraisal Foundation will be seeking qualified candidates to serve on the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) in the Spring of 2018.  For questions related to service on the AQB or ASB, please contact

Resource Panel Application

The Appraisal Foundation will be seeking qualified applicants for the Business Valuation Resource Panel (BVRP) and Personal Property Resource Panel (PPRP) on an as needed basis.  For questions on the BVRP, please contact and for questions on the PPRP, please contact

Join the Subject Matter
Experts Resource Pool

The Appraisal Foundation has established the Subject Matter Expert Resource Pool as a source of experts to assist in developing guidance on emerging complex valuation topics. The subject matter experts will research recognized texts, journals, articles, educational offerings and other resources in order to provide voluntary guidance on issues. Subject matter experts are not compensated for their time but are recognized in all issued guidance.   

NOTE: The Appraisal Foundation understands that as volunteers most SMEs have other obligations, including full-time employment; however, it is vitally important that if you are selected as a SME you are able to fulfill your obligations until completion of the project.  If you believe there are any circumstances under which your availability may be affected, you should reconsider service as a SME until such time you are certain your schedule will allow you to see a project through until completion. 

If you are willing to share your expertise, be part of a broader conversation, and receive recognition for your contributions, please click fill out the SME Application Form.

All appointed SMEs will be required to sign and adhere to the Subject Matter Expert Confidentiality Agreement prior to being appointed.  Please review the Subject Matter Expert Confidentiality Agreement to ensure you do not have a conflict prior to submitting your application. 

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