The Appraisal Foundation has officially begun its annual search for qualified candidates to serve on its Appraisal Practices Board (APB), which is responsible for identifying and issuing advisories on recognized valuation methods and techniques that may apply to all disciplines within the appraisal profession.
There are currently three spots available, and the Appraisal Foundation is interested in expanding the diversity of the board by considering applications from both business leaders with an interest in appraisals or individuals involved in various appraisal disciplines.
The foundation’s Nominating Committee will be looking for the following qualifications:
- At least 10 years of appraisal experience
- Strong familiarity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
- Familiarity with appraisal methodology and techniques
- Experience in writing on appraisal topics and/or curriculum development
- Experience with public speaking and/or teaching on valuation topics
- Experience in serving on a publically accountable board
Completed applications must be submitted to the Appraisal Foundation by April 1, 2015, and can be found on their website.
About the APB:
The APB offers voluntary guidance in topic areas that both appraisers and users of appraisal services find the most challenging. The board utilizes subject matter experts – widely recognized individuals with expertise on the topic being considered – to research and detail all pertinent sources of existing information on the given topic. Once constructed, the APB issues its guidance through published Valuation Advisories.
The APB meets periodically throughout the year via WebEx meetings, conference calls, and a couple in-person meetings. All board members are compensated for their time away from work and reimbursed for travel expenses. Those selected to the board will serve a one, two, or three year term depending on their position beginning on July 1, 2015.