The SVAI shall accomplish this mission through:
Communication and Research
Maintain and open dialogue between Member Appraisers, Insurers, Collectors and Hobbyists to better our Institute. Conduct research and obtain information relative to appraisal matters to keep our membership informed.
To improve the quality of member appraisals by offering a voluntary accreditation process that consists of: a) passing a knowledge test, b) submitting a sample appraisal that is peer reviewed to ensure it meets our best practices and standards and c) qualifying for insurance. Accreditation is not mandatory but is offered as a means of certifying the level of competence of individual appraisers.
Offer and have members participate in educational programs to improve the quality of their appraisal reports and processes. In this way SVAI will continually strive toward raising the level of competence and professionalism of all appraisers.
The SVAI encourages co-operation and communication with all other organizations whose objective is similar in nature to our own.