The Appraisal Foundation
The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of professional valuation, was established by the appraisal profession in the United States in 1987. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to foster professionalism in appraising by:
Establishing, improving, and promoting the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP);
Establishing educational and experience qualification criteria for the licensing, certification and recertification of appraisers;
Disseminating information on USPAP and the Appraiser Qualification Criteria to the appraisal profession, state and federal government agencies, users of appraisal services, related industries and industry groups, and the general public and;
Sponsoring appropriate activities relating to standards, qualifications and issues of importance to appraisers and users of appraisal services.