Who We Are
About the International Society of Appraisers ISA
The International Society of Appraisers was founded in 1979. Over the past 41 years, the organization has grown to be the undisputed personal property association of choice. The ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies is widely regarded as the most comprehensive in the industry, distinguishing ISA as the leader in methodology, theory, principles, practices, and ethics.VISIT THE ISA WEBSITE
About the Canadian Chapter of the ISA
The Canadian Chapter was founded in 2000 and is guided by the Canada Not-For-Profit Act, a Chapter Charter and By-Laws, and a Board of Directors. The members on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other committees all volunteer their time and skills to represent and manage the Chapter right across Canada.
Our Chapter’s mission is to advance the professionalism and effectiveness of personal property appraisers in Canada. Our aim is to further enhance public trust and continue to provide the highest standards of professionalism in the personal property appraising industry.
The Appraisal Foundation sets the standards and qualifications for appraisers and is based in Washington, DC. Although personal property appraisers in Canada are unregulated, USPAP is the only standard recognized in both United States and Canada. The standards are continuously reviewed and updated every two years. ISA appraisers must reconfirm their knowledge of USPAP every two years with a 7-hour course to maintain their ISA membership. This commitment to professionalism ensures that ISA members are always current with changes in the appraisal industry.