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Certified Appraisal Examiner (CAE)

The growth of the personal property inventory industry has created an opportunity for professionals to serve as Appraisal Examiners. This certification provides the credentials to assist appraisers by thoroughly collecting the required information they need to create an accurate USPAP-compliant certified report. The purpose of a CAE designation is to establish recognition for this specialized service, which serves both the appraisal professionals and the clients well. Through this recognition, we are establishing the opportunity for appraisal firms to locate certified, qualified examiners and for members to grow their businesses with additional revenue opportunities.

How to earn the CAE designation:

  • Prerequisite: have achieved CIS certification.
  • Successfully completed the Appraisal Examiner and Customer Service courses.
  • Successfully complete one additional course of choice, offered by NICA.

Apply for your CAE designation:

Once you have met these requirements, click below to submit your application for your CAE designation. The Education Committee will review your application and notify you upon acceptance.

Core Courses

Course

Appraisal Examiner – 3 CEUs

Member

$100

Non-Member

$200

Enroll

Businesses Inventory – 3 CEUs

$100

$200

Code of Ethics – 1 CEU

$75

$150

Collections Inventory – 3 CEUs

$100

$200

Inventory 101 – 3 CEUs

$100

$200

Residential Inventory – 3 CEUs

$100

$200

Structure Inventory – 3 CEUs

$100

$200

Loss Inventory – 3 CEUs

$100

$200

Must Choose 2 Electives

Course

Customer Service

Member

$100

Non-Member

$200

Enroll

Project Management – 2 CEUs

$87.50

$175

Time Management – 3 CEUs

$100

$200

Insurance Knowledge – 3 CEUs

$100

$200


Member
$952.50 – $975.00

Non-Member
$1,125.00 – $1150.00


Certified Inventory Specialist Exam 

Member $200

Non-Member $400

Member-only price for a single purchase of all 6 core classes, two electives, and the Certified Inventory Specialist Exam $800.00

Business Plan $300.00

Ultimate Business Start-Up Manual $1,500.00