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Instappraise Partners with NAJA to Announce Two New Scholarships

Empowering the next generation, Instappraise jewelry appraisal software and NAJA partner to transform education.

Instappraise, the leading provider of cutting-edge jewelry appraisal software solutions, is excited to announce its collaboration with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) to introduce scholarships aimed at supporting aspiring and established jewelry appraisers. The scholarships foster the growth and development of professionals within the trade, providing financial assistance and educational opportunities to individuals committed to advancing their skills in the field of jewelry appraisal.

 

With a shared dedication to excellence and innovation, Instappraise and NAJA aim to empower those seeking to meet career goals while contributing to the advancement of the trade. Under this collaboration, two distinct scholarships are being offered to eligible candidates, one for non-NAJA members, and one for current NAJA members.

Instappraise, established in 2019, has been working with various organizations to equip appraisers with tools to standardize and streamline the appraisal process, aiding them in developing high quality jewelry appraisal reports. “Teaming up with NAJA to sponsor two new scholarships represents an exciting new milestone for us. Our mission at Instappraise has always been to elevate the industry by providing the right tools to the right people and it all starts with education,” says Raphael Boivin, Founder, Instappraise. “NAJA is at the forefront of appraisal education and plays a major leadership role in training the next generation of professional jewelry appraisers. We hope the new scholarships will help increase awareness in the jewelry appraisal field and make advanced appraisal education more accessible to more individuals. We look forward to supporting students and working with the next generation of professionals.”

The inaugural Instappraise NAJA Non-Member Scholarship encompasses a comprehensive package including a one-year NAJA membership fee, lessons 1-5 of the NAJA Appraisal Studies Course, and a one-year subscription to the Instappraise.com appraisal software platform. The total value amounts to $2,070.00, providing the recipient with essential resources to kickstart their journey towards becoming proficient in the appraisal field.

Designed specifically for existing NAJA members, the Instappraise NAJA Member Scholarship includes a one-year NAJA membership fee, lessons 6-18 of the NAJA Appraisal Studies Course, and a one-year subscription to Instappraise.com appraisal software platform. With a total scholarship value of $1,775.00, it offers additional opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Applicants for both scholarships are required to meet specific eligibility criteria and adhere to outlined conditions. Among these requirements, candidates must submit a compelling essay detailing their reasons for deserving the scholarship, and how it will impact their professionalism and career aspirations. Additionally, applicants must provide supporting documentation of their gemological qualifications (GG, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, or RGA) and ensure timely completion of coursework within specified timeframes (five months for non-members to complete lessons 1-5, or twelve months for members to complete the NAJA Certified Master Appraiser, or CMA). The scholarship recipient at the start of their career will commence with the bedrock of appraisal education – appraisal theory and methodology.  Then, will soon advance through modules encompassing ethics, value theory, appraisal types, fair market value, and report writing, enhancing skills through quizzes, a final exam, and the completion of a final appraisal report. Designations are exclusively available to active NAJA members which are conferred based on a combination of education, experience points, successful exam results, and acceptance of the sample appraisal report.

“This partnership with Instappraise is a continuation of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers’ commitment to appraisal education and supporting individuals in their pursuit of professional achievements,” says Gail Brett Levine, GIA GG, Executive Director, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliance is essential for upholding public trust and ensuring the integrity of appraisal services. Jewelry appraisers who adhere to USPAP standards demonstrate their dedication to professionalism and ethics, instilling confidence in consumers and industry stakeholders. Instappraise offers a tailored software platform equipped with detailed item descriptions and flexible page management options, enabling appraisers to create USPAP-compliant reports efficiently and accurately. With regular updates and support, the company empowers appraisers to maintain professional standards while meeting evolving industry requirements— benefiting both consumers and the reputation of trade.

The application deadline for the scholarships is June 15th, 2024, and the recipients of the scholarships will be announced at NAJA’s 62nd Annual ACEit© Mid-Year Education Conference, which will be held from August 10 – 12, 2024. Instappraise and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers remain steadfast in their commitment to fostering excellence and innovation within the jewelry appraisal industry, and these scholarships represent a significant milestone in their shared mission to empower and support professionals in their career journeys.

 

To apply for either of the scholarships, visit: https://www.instappraise.com/NAJA-scholarships

For more information on Instappraise, visit instappraise.com, call 866-351-5566 or email info@instappraise.com.

To learn about NAJA, visit najaappraisers.com or contact Gail Brett Levine at naja.appraisers@netzero.net. For inquiries regarding this press release, contact Pietra Communications at 212-913-9761 or email info@pietrapr.com.

About Instappraise

Instappraise’s comprehensive software solution revolutionizes the way jewelry appraisers create, manage, and maintain their appraisal reports. The company’s comprehensive platform offers a range of features designed to enhance efficiency and accuracy, from detailed item descriptions to flexible page management options, ensuring compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). With a commitment to excellence and ongoing support, Instappraise revolutionizes the way jewelry professionals create, manage, and maintain their appraisal reports, advancing the standards of professionalism and integrity within the trade. Dedicated to empowering jewelry appraisers and retailers with the tools needed succeed in a competitive market, its platform simplifies complex appraisal processes, allowing professionals to focus on delivering exceptional service. With a focus on customer satisfaction, Instappraise provides unparalleled support and expertise to its clients.

About NAJA

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is dedicated to promoting stringent quality standards for gem and jewelry appraisers. The association was founded in 1981 on the premise that the specialized field of gem and jewelry appraising deserved representation on a professional basis.

The association’s primary purpose is to serve the public’s trust by supporting, educating, and promoting highly qualified professional gemologist appraisers with expertise specific to the assignment. In addition, NAJA works to promote the trademark and professional designations earned by our members as well as to develop and offer continuing educational materials in order to ensure that each member has the opportunity to be among the best-informed appraisers in our industry.

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