According to Anne O'Rourke in Appraisal today, dated 9-19-2004 The Residential Appraiser Project Team of the AI is recommending amending the requirements to achieve the SRA designation. Among the changes being recommended are those that would adjust course and examination requirements as well as the college degree requirement to parallel those required under the Appraiser Qualkifications Board's Real Estate Appraiser Qualifications Criteria that will go into effect in 2008. The new requirements for the AI will start in 2005. The requirement for a demo appraisal will be dropped. The requirement will be for 3000 hours of experience in no less than 24 months. To subscribe to appraisal today send a blank message to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Personally, at $900.00 per year for membership I will not be inspired to join. And, it is my opinion, it is all about increasing membership and dues income.