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+ 01-20-2022 - Report on the Review of USPAP and AQB Criteria

Research and analysis was conducted by a consortium led by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) with additional subject matter expertise provided by Dane Law and The Christensen Law Firm specializing in civil rights, fair housing, fair lending and appraisal practice.  The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the ASC or the agencies represented on its Board.

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+ 12-07-2021 - Second Exposure Draft 2023 USPAP

The Second Exposure Draft proposes adding an interpretation within the ETHICS RULE and a change related to what information, at a minimum, an appraisal report must contain if one or more inspections are performed as part of the scope of work.

This Exposure Draft also includes a proposed clarification to a development and reporting requirement relating to transfers of a property. Lastly, there are proposed modifications and/or deletions of some definitions and minor edits to the USPAP publication.

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+ 11-26-2021 - Does Appraiser and Borrower Race Affect Valuation

Following concerns about undervaluation of minority-owned homes, this report examines the incidence of racial appraisal bias using a nationwide sample of refinanced mortgages from 2000 to 2007. The findings of this report suggest that racial appraisal bias is either uncommon in the mortgage refinance market or has a relatively minor effect on valuations, on average.

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+ 11-09-2021 - 2021 Memberships Are Now Available

2021 Memberships Are Now Available

Join or Renew Your ICAP Membership Today!

ICAP represents its member’s interest at all Illinois State Appraisal Board Meetings, the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials meetings the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council meetings, as well as other state and national meetings. Use this form to renew your membership

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+ 10-27-2021 - Color and Collateral: Examining Individual and Neighborhood Effects of Race on Housing Valuation and Mortgage Lending

Illinois REALTORS® undertook to quantify the relationship between a borrower’s race and how likely it is they will receive a residential appraisal lower than the contract price.

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+ 08-20-2021 - The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) 2020 Annual Report

The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), the independent federal agency providing oversight for the real estate appraiser and appraisal management company (AMC) regulatory system, has released its 2020 Annual Report.

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+ 08-13-2021 - Change Must Include Appraisers

NAR president Charlie Oppler wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development applauding the Biden Administration’s focus on addressing the racial wealth gap and urging the Administration to include all key stakeholders in the path forward.

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+Frequently Asked Questions

What is ICAP's mission statement?
ICAP works to promote the appraisal profession and its image to the general public and to users of appraisal services. ICAP initiates discussion and analysis of issues affecting professional appraisers and monitors political action with the intent to influence legislation, regulation and public opinion toward the appraisal profession.

What are the benefits of an ICAP membership?
Click here for the benefits of an ICAP membership.

Who should join ICAP?
Real estate appraisers, accountants, assessors, attorneys, and anyone else who would like to stay up-to-date on regulation, legislation and everything that has to do with the latest developments in Illinois’s real estate appraisal profession.

How much are ICAP”s annual membership dues?
ICAP’s annual membership dues are $85 per year

When does my membership start and expire?
ICAP memberships start January 1st and expire on December 31st

How can I find my username or password?
Click here to request your username or password

Where can I log in?
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Where can I update my account?
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Where can I find information about ICAP seminars?
Click here for the latest information about ICAP seminars

Where can I make a political action donation?
You can make a political action donation here

How can I get involved?
Click here for information about Joining an ICAP Committee

Who can I contact if I have other questions?
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Representation in Springfield, IL

ICAP represents real estate appraisers in Illinois through continuing communication with our State Representatives. ICAP has advocated for appraisers and influenced Illinois State Legislation and Regulation to ensure that appraisers are represented.



ICAP's political action fund - ICAP collects contributions from members and uses those funds to help elect candidates for public office who are supportive of appraiser related issues. To contribute to ICAP's PAC visit our website at


Strength in Numbers

Participating in a membership of over 1,300 members gives you real strength. ICAP serves the interests of all our members whether they specialize in residential or commercial real estate.


Constant Contact

Through our regular ICAP E-mail Updates and Social Media Campaign (Facebook, LinkedIn, Blog and Twitter) ICAP members can connect with other Illinois appraisers and stay up-to-date on regulation, legislation and everything that has to do with the latest developments in the real estate appraisal profession.


Job Search

ICAP has created a bulletin board for appraisers seeking employment and employers offering career opportunities within the appraisal community. Membership can visit our Job Search Bulletin Board at


Online appraiser tools

ICAP Members can access hundreds of relevant appraisal related links at our website Including our Appraisal Laws and Rules.


ICAP Summer Seminars - Education/Networking

In addition to the seven hours of continuing education awarded by the State of Illinois, ICAP provides a vast array of business networking opportunities during ICAP's annual summer seminars. Meet your peers and develop life-long connections.



ICAP members receive special member-only pricing on ICAP's annual summer seminars, special deals from OfficeMax Products & Services, and up to 40% off normal Avis Rent-A-Car Rates.


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Companies and individuals looking for ICAP members can quickly find them by using ICAP's Find an Appraiser search function. Potential clients can search by Name, City, Postal Code, County or any combination thereof.


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Gain leadership skills and experience by serving on committees. Get involved with ICAP and grow your business. Meet and work with appraisal professionals. To volunteer for committee opportunities send us a message at

Committee Positions

Would you like to contribute to ICAP by serving on a committee? ICAP is searching for qualified candidates for their committees.

Each of these committees works with ICAP Board members to promote the appraisal profession and its image to the general public and to users of appraisal services.

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Are you interested in serving your profession as an appointee to the Illinois Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board?

Are you interested in ICAPs recommendation to the Governor and/or Department to appoint you to the Illinois Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board?

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