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The Best-Of-The Best Equipment Certified Appraisers

What IEV Does

Unsurpassed Educational Training, Professional Certifications And Consistent Member Appraiser Support


What Drives IEV?

Partnering With YOU To Help YOU Achieve Excellence And Growth As One Of The Best-Of-The-Best Equipment Appraisers


How IEV Does It

By Providing Consistent Support, Outstanding Resources, Exemplary Training And Refresher Courses, And Educational Opportunities

An Up Close And Personal Look At The Institute Of Equipment Valuation (IEV)

Backed by over 35 years of combined experience valuing equipment in a minimum of over a vast 86 different industries, the owners of the IEV have applied their knowledge, expertise, and business strategies to develop a Member organization that is focused on taking machinery and equipment appraiser training to the next level of education, tools and most importantly, a focus on each Member to succeed.  As we have stated, there are other fine associations that also train machinery and equipment appraisers; however, we KNOW that IEV is unique and different that sets us apart from the competition.  Here are just a few ways IEV is different:

  • Groundbreaking educational program.
  • 24/7, 365 LIVE support!
  • FREE educational webinars on topics that equipment appraisers need to know.
  • Member's Only Briefcase filled with forms, research, webinars, and much more.
  • Encourage and promote Member participation of ideas and direction to enhance IEV.
  • Consistent weekly IEV News Digest to subscribers filled with business and personal news. 
  • Revolutionary CURRENT depreciation schedule that provides automatic calculations for the Appraiser.
  • Groundbreaking USPAP compliant IEV Appraisal Generator Report ... no need to re-create the wheel or pay for a software that is not up-to-date with USPAP Standards 7 and 8.

bigstock-Business-Mind-1643760.jpgEach one of our Members that have added the professional credential of Equipment Certified Appraiser (ECA) or Expert Equipment Certified Appraiser (EECA) behind their name has done so only because they have surpassed an in-depth rigourous training program on appraisal methodology, data collection, research, and reporting a defensible estimate of value that is compliant with Standards of 7 and 8 of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal (USPAP).

That's not all ... The professional credentials of ECA and EECA are the perfect compliment to each Member's primary business.  Since machinery and equipment appraisal is a key component of over 18 business strategies, let IEV help you succeed by attracting more business, making more money, and having more fun!

IEV's overall focus can be broken down into our exclusive 4 Prong Approach To Success ...

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Who Needs An Equipment Certified Appraisal?

Just to recap ... An Equipment Appraisal and an Equipment Valuation are the same estimate of equipment value.  We have found that in different parts of the country, the report is referred to as "valuation" while in other parts of the country the report is referred to as "appraisal".  They are the same with both titles provide a defensible estimate of equipment value.

Now, you may be wondering ... Who needs to know the value of equipment?   It's The quick answer?  EVERYONE who owns equipment!

There are over 18 different strategies that REQUIRE and ECA or EECA to deliver a defensible estimate of value for the equipment.  Primarily, we are contacted by at least one of the following industry groups:

  • Lending Institutions of all types
  • CPA's
  • Attorneys
  • Business Owners
  • Courts
  • Assessors

The list above is consistently growing of professionals who require equipment values.  Just remember that guessing at a value or relying on the depreciation schedule is filled with the risk of liability and will deliver a value that may be inaccurate and unreliable.

Your best choice is to not take anyone's word for an equipment value other than the word of an Equipment Certified Appraiser (ECA) or Expert Equipment Certified Appraiser (EECA). We KNOW what the equipment is worth!


Inquiring Minds Want To Know...

What Are The 18 Reasons You NEED An Equipment Appraisal?


Business Valuation

Converting From C To S Corp.

Financing / Lending

Commercial Property

Divorce Settlements

Mergers & Acquisitions

Partnership Dissolution

Litigation Support


Purchase/Sale Of A Business

Trust Planning

Estate Planning

Insurable Value

1031 Exchanges

Tax Purposes



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