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Should I become a MAI without state certification

Discussion in 'Newbies/Appraiser WannaBe' started by krazed286, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. krazed286

    krazed286 New Member

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Professional Status:
    Appraiser Trainee
    State:
    New York
    Hi I am currently work for a certified general appraiser doing both residential and commercial work for 3 years. I did not apply for the state certification because the experience could not be applied retroactively, but for the MAI it can be. So I was wondering if having a MAI is of any value without the state certification. I have no intention of becoming a independent appraiser but intend to go into corporate world how much weight does having a MAI hold mainly in the financial industry, the Big4 Accounting firms or real estate asset management firms. Also how well does having a MAI go with having a CPA license.
     
  2. Pittsburgh Pete

    Pittsburgh Pete Elite Member

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    May 6, 2008
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Pennsylvania
    There are many opportunities for an MAI without a certification. You mention several of them. Good luck to you--the MAI is a goal worth pursuing.
     
  3. mgalleshaw

    mgalleshaw Sophomore Member

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    May 10, 2009
    Professional Status:
    IT Professional-Appraisal Related
    State:
    North Carolina
    One nice thing about designations from the Appraisal Institute: you can place them on an inactive status and they can be reinstated later (if then current continuing education standards are met.)
     
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