National Residential Appraisers Institute
Providing Professional Designations and Membership 

Professional Designations for Career Minded Individuals

Certified Market Data Analyst

The CMDA designation is designed for real estate agents who want the knowledge of appraising to help in the valuation of residential properties that will assist in their everyday business of listing and selling real estate.

The Certified Market Data Analyst is designated as a professional in residential single family property analysis, having completed a course of professional training covering the sales comparison approach either on the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report standard form or a similar market data analysis.


How to obtain the CMDA Professional Designation:

I. First Option
Complete the N.R.A.I. "Single Family Appraisal" course and successfully pass the examination.
 

II. Second Option
Show proof of completion of an appraisal course of higher education offered through accredited colleges, universities, approved real estate schools, or other approved real estate institutes.

III. Third Option
Possess one year of real estate and/or appraisal experience and provide evidence of completing training in market data analyzation of single family properties.

Upon completion of any ONE of the above, submit the following for the Admission's Committee's review and approval:

1. A completed application for membership.

2. Two completed N.R.A.I. Correlated Market Data Analysis Reports: OR you may submit similar market data analyzation reports (Example- Market Valuation Report used by your real estate company, etc.) If you need N.R.A.I. Correlated Market Data Analysis report forms, e-mail us or call (440) 282-7925.

3. Proper filing fees as stated on the application (The total application fee is $105.00 which includes your first year's dues of $70.00 and a one time processing fee of $35.00.)

Download the CMDA Application

Graduate Senior Appraiser

The GSA designation has been designed for the sale agent who wants the knowledge of appraising to help in their everyday business of listing and selling, as well as doing Fee Appraising.

A Graduate Senior Appraiser must complete a course of professional training covering the appraisal process. A designated GSA has demonstrated competence through course work, possesses a minimum of two years experience and has passed testing to meet the high standards of the Institute. A GSA designee is qualified to provide appraisal services in areas such as probate, tax valuations, divorce settlements for attorneys and other legal situations and in the everyday business of listing and selling.

How to obtain the GSA Professional Designation:

I. First Option

II. Second Option

III. Third Option

1. A completed application for membership along with proof of completion of accredited courses .

2. TWO completed (front and back) Uniform Residential Appraisal Reports (URAR) including a front photo of the property.

3. Proper filing fees as stated on the application (The total application fee is $70.00 which includes your first year's dues of $70.00 and a one time processing fee of $35.00.)

Download the GSA Application

State Certified Appraiser

The SCA designation has been designed for the State Certified Residential Appraiser. When the licensing laws changed, the SCA designation took on a greater meaning. The Senior Certified Appraiser designation is only awarded to State Certified Residential Appraisers. In earning our highest designation, the SCA designee has proven through both rigorous training and experience, they have the necessary knowledge to appraise any and all residential real estate.

The SCA designee may perform residential and commercial appraisal services regardless of the property value or the nature of complexity, per local, state, and federal law. SCA designees maintain the highest degree of professionalism in their services to the client.

To obtain the SCA Professional designation you must possess the following:

Upon completion of the above, submit the following for the Admission Committee's review and approval:

All designated SCA's will be required to comply with any state rules and regulations governing licensed or state certified real estate appraisers in their state. Please forward proof to N.R.A.I. that you have fulfilled these requirements for our files.

Download SCA Application

Senior Licensed Appraiser

The SLA designation is reserved for the single family, condominium and 1 to 4 unit single family property fee appraisers. The Senior Licensed Appraiser designee has proven through experience and testing they have the necessary knowledge to appraise single family properties.

Only State Licensed Appraisers fall within the newly trade marked designation. They must adhere to the strict Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of practice to ensure the highest degree of professionalism.

 

To obtain the SLA Professional designation you must possess the following:

Upon completion of the above, submit the following for the Admission Committee's review and approval:

All designated SLA's will be required to comply with any state rules and regulations governing licensed or state certified real estate appraisers in their state. Please forward proof to N.R.A.I. that you have fulfilled these requirements for our files.

Download the SLA Application


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