Thank you for your inquiry in regard to the ASA-IFA Portland/Rose City Chapter formerly the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) before merging with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and the Portland Rose City Chapter of the NAIFA (Formerly PRCC-NAIFA).

What We Do:

The ASA-IFA provides local representation in national and state governmental affairs.

The ASA is a leader in national and state accredited appraiser continuing education programs. The ASA-IFA provides 2-day courses in over 100 cities four times a year nationally and internationally.

The ASA-IFA sponsors four (4) 2-day NAIFA continuing education courses per year in the Portland metro area, and additional courses in other Oregon cities. Candidate and designated membership in the NAIFA provides two (2) days per year of continuing education to the members for an administration cost of $20.00 per day.

The ASA-IFA holds a monthly meeting at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant -8455 SW Apple Way, Portland  OR 97225, at 11:30, the second Thursday of each month.

The ASA-IFA sponsors the following data services:

  1. The Realtors™ Multiple Listing Service (RMLS): Appraiser access for the membership of the PRCIFA (This is a cost savings of a $500.00 initiation fee, and a $115 per month access fee). The PRCIFA office administration fee is a mere $40.00 per year , plus the applicable quarterly office fee by RMLS directly.

The American Society of Appraisers is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organization of professional appraisers representing all appraisal disciplines: Appraisal Review and Management, Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property. Our mission is to foster the public trust of our members and the appraisal profession through compliance with the highest levels of ethical and professional standards. The American Society of Appraisers:

  • Fosters professional excellence in its membership through education, accreditation, publication and other services with an emphasis on professional ethics to protect the public;

  • Establishes and maintains principles of appraisal practice and a code of ethics for the guidance of our Members;

  • Provides valuation education to practicing appraisers and others;

  • Awards professional designations to qualified Members;

  • Strives for universal recognition that Members are objective, unbiased appraisers and consultants of values;

  • Promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences among Members;

  • Seeks to attain recognition of the appraisal profession by both public and private enterprise;

  • Cultivates a community of interests amongst users of and members of the appraisal profession;

  • Promotes research and development in all fields of the appraisal profession; and

  • Helps the public and professionals find an ASA accredited appraiser.