I have been a member of IAAO for almost 20 years. I have served on committees and been involved with IAAO personnel in coordinating educational offerings. IAAO is the leading course work provider in the field. Often in sponsoring courses, issues arise dealing with students, workbooks, locations and instructors. IAAO personnel have always been most helpful and accommodating in solving these issues. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
I've enjoyed and benefited from being a member of IAAO and participating in numerous IAAO meetings and events over the past 30 years. I think IAAO exceeds the usual service that associations provide to their members by continuously promoting and recognizing best practices through its up-to-date standards, education programs, and research efforts.
Top networking and educational source. Educational programs and personal support are top of the line.
As an appraiser with a large county Assessor's Office, I joined IAAO as a fairly new employee. It is the most valuable source for assessment information that I've experienced. As a Board Member of our local IAAO Chapter in the past, and as a long-time State Representative, not only have I been able to take advantage of the educational opportunities, I have formed friendships with others in my same field from around the world. I would encourage all new assessment personnel to join IAAO as soon as you can. You'll never regret it. It is the best!