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What is NAIFA?

Mission and Purpose

The National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) is an association of professional real estate appraisers committed to the support of its members, for a service of trust and integrity that benefits the members, the profession, and the general public.


The Association's objectives are to raise the standards of the appraisal profession, to exchange experiences and ideas to the betterment of the profession and the public, to maintain and encourage a code of ethics of the highest standards for members, to gain recognition for its members as qualified professionals, to encourage educational pursuits for members in attaining a high standard of proficiency in their chosen specialty, and to promote fellowship among appraisers.


The Association was founded in 1961 as a non-profit association of professional real estate appraisers. Today, our Association has chapters throughout the United States and Canada, and we continue to expand our market outreach. 

Ethics and Designation

NAIFA requires its members to sign and adhere to a Code of Ethics as a condition of membership and designation. This code helps NAIFA members maintain professionalism and ethical standards as they provide services to clients, and as they deal with their colleagues and the public. Adhering to the Code demonstrates a voluntary commitment to ethical actions above and beyond the requirements of law.

Ethical behavior includes practices such as:

  • Safeguarding confidential information.
  • Rendering impartial, independent advice.
  • Accepting only those client engagements they are qualified to perform.
  • Agreeing with the client in advance on the basis for professional charges.
  • Developing realistic and practical solutions to client problems.

The Professional Standards Committee enforces the Code by investigating complaints of violations and by taking disciplinary action, including revoking the designation of any member who is found guilty of a Code violation.


To report a claim of misconduct, click here.

To read the NAIFA Code of Ethics in its entirety, click here.

To learn more about the Bylaws and Standing Rules, click here.

To understand your responsibility as a member, click here


 Learn More about NAIFA

NAIFA Governing Board

 Click here to view a list of NAIFA Officers and Directors.

National Committees

NAIFA has 10 National Committees. Click here to learn more about them.

Headquarters Staff

 Click here to view a list of headquarters staff.

History of NAIFA

Over the years, NAIFA has developed a proud history of notable accomplishments by its outstanding members. NAIFA celebrates its long line of exceptional and distinguished past national presidents. The association also honors its national award recipients and valuable honorary members. Click the links below to learn more about NAIFA's History

E & R Trust

 The NAIFA Education and Research Trust Fund was formed to expand opportunities for basic appraisal research and education in the area of real estate valuation. Click here to learn more about the purpose and objectives of the E & R Trust.

Appraisers' Voice

 Appraisers' Voice is the quarterly e-newsletter of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. Each issue contains a message from the president, hot industry news and topics, and helpful information to continue to make you and your business a success. Click here to access past issues.

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