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Becoming a Member

In order to become a member of the Association, an individual must apply for membership on an official application form, either in hard-copy format or online at www.naifa.com and pay the annual Chapter and National dues.

The annual Portland Rose City Chapter dues are $125. The annual National dues are indicated by the various Member Types.

A chapter personal and application interview is required at the monthly meeting following the date of the application. The personal review involves your commitment to the NAIFA and the PRCIFA. Upon the acceptance of personal and application review, the access information and documentation for the chapter programs and data services will be given.

For additional information call Lloyd Werner (503-644-8725).

Member Types

Affiliate – ($195 per year)

Affiliates are persons engaged in or interested in real estate appraising but are not state licensed appraisers or state certified appraisers, and do not have a recognized appraisal designation. Affiliate members shall be permitted to refer to affiliate membership when requested to do so for employment purposes and in qualification in appraisal reports only in the following manner: “Affiliate Member – National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers.”

Associate – ($245 per year)

Associates are persons in fields related to real estate appraising but who are not practicing appraisers. The Associate may, at a later date, elect to become a candidate, and providing all membership criteria is met, elevate to a designated status.

Candidate – ($325 first year ($275 dues + $50 initiation fees); $375 second year)

Candidates are persons engaged in or interested in real estate appraising but are non-designated members. Candidate members shall be permitted to refer to candidate membership when requested to do so for employment purposes and in qualifications in appraisal reports only in the following manner: “Candidate Member – National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers.”

Member – (Annual dues of $475)

There are four designations in this category: IFA, IFAS, IFAA and IFAC. All designated members have met the criteria of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers to hold their particular designation.

ADP – (Annual dues of $475)

Appraisers that have met the requirements of other associations that are members of the Appraisal Foundation and have the same stringent criteria as the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. The level of designation will be equalized, i.e. a residential designation from another organization will earn an IFA; a commercial designation will earn an IFAS, etc. IFA Designation. Requirements are to complete and have accepted a membership application, and:
  1. Meet the current education and experience requirements set by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) for “Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser”, or “Certified General Real Property Appraiser”, or the equivalent thereof. Currently be a Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser, or the equivalent thereof, or pass the IFA Comprehensive Examination.


  2. Have at least three (3) years experience, submit two (2) sample appraisal reports, and complete the experience rating form.


  3. Submit a demonstration Self-Contained Appraisal Report that communicates a Complete Appraisal of a one (1) to four (4) unit residential property.


  4. Submit evidence of a four (4) year college degree, or the equivalent thereof.


  5. Submit evidence of completing the following NAIFA courses: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 5.0, and the NAIFA Ethics Course, or the equivalent thereof.
For requirements of other NAIFA prestigious designations, contact a Portland Rose City Chapter Officer. In order to continue and further the prestigious standing of members of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, all reports including demonstration reports must comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and with NAIFA Standards established by the Board of Directors of NAIFA.