The Appraisal Foundation Seeks Candidates for Appraisal Practices Board

Washington, DC–The Appraisal Foundation has begun its annual search for qualified candidates to serve on the Appraisal Practices Board (APB). Completed applications for these vacancies must be received by April 2, 2013.

There are four vacancies on the APB. The Appraisal Foundation is always interested in expanding the diversity of its boards by considering applications from appraisers involved in various appraisal disciplines such as real property, business valuation or personal property.

Background and Qualifications:

The APB is charged with the responsibility of issuing voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques, which may apply to all disciplines within the appraisal profession.

The APB guidance, known as a Valuation Advisory, focuses on topic areas which appraisers and users of appraisal services feel are the most pressing. The Board utilizes panels of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), who are widely recognized individuals with expertise in the specific topic being considered, to research and detail all pertinent sources of existing information on the given topic.

Examples of qualifications that the Boards Nominating Committee will seek in candidates include the following:

• A minimum of ten years of appraisal experience
• A working knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
• Familiarity with valuation methodology and techniques
• Experience in writing on valuation topics and/or curriculum development
• Experience with public speaking and/or teaching on valuation topics
• Experience in serving on a publically accountable board.

The APB meets periodically through WebEx meetings and conference calls. In addition to these calls, there may be one to two in-person meetings each year. Individuals serving on the board are compensated for their time and reimbursed for travel expenses. Those selected for APB positions will serve a one-, two-, or three- year term commencing on July 1, 2013.

Applications for the positions outlined above are now available on-line at The Appraisal Foundation’s website.

If you would like to request an application via email or if you have questions, please feel free to contact Arika Cole ( When requesting information on the applications via e-mail, please use the phrase “2013 APB APPLICATION REQUEST” in the subject line, and please include your full name, email address and phone number.

For more information on the work of the APB, please click here for a free informational video.