Find Out Why We Are The Unsurpassed Experienced And Professional Leaders Of Equipment Certified Appraisers

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  • IEV Gives You An Insider's Grasp On What We're About
    IEV Gives You An Insider's Grasp On What We're About

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

Backed by over 35 years of combined experience valuing equipment in a minimum of over 53 industries, the owners of the corporation applied their knowledge, expertise, and business strategies to develop a member organization that is focused on taking machinery and equipment 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 we are different and that sets us apart from the competition.  Here are just a few ways IEV is different:Stephen Testimonial.png

  • 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.
  • Monthly PPI (Personal Progress Interview) phone calls.
  • Consistent weekly IEV Newsletter to Member's only filled with equipment news.
  • Consistent weekly IEV News Digest to subscribers filled with business news. 

bigstock-Business-Mind-1643760.jpgEach one of our members that have added the professional credential of Equipment Certified Appraiser (ECA) behind their name have 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 credential of ECA is the perfect compliment to each member's primary business.  Since machinery and equipment appraisal is a key component of over 18 business strategies, soon you'll be able to locate other professionals on this site.

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 or is looking to buy equipment!

Below we've outline the 18 different strategies that contact us to value the equipment.  Primarily, we are contacted by the following industry groups:

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

The list above is consistently growing of those that 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.  It's best to not take anyone's word for an equipment value other than the word of an Equipment Certified Appraiser (ECA) who knows 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



FASB 141 & 142