Indiana Home Inventory Professional Earns Additional Industry Certification

National Association is pleased to congratulate Andy Miller for achieving the designation of Certified Appraisal Examiner.

Fort Wayne, IN, July 11, 2020 --( The National Inventory Certification Association (NICA) has announced that Andy Miller, owner of Amani Inventory, has recently earned the designation of Certified Appraisal Examiner (CAE). He chose to add this second industry educational achievement to the previously-earned Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS) designation. The CIS designation is an all-encompassing industry recognition while the CAE focuses specifically on the inventory professionals’ role serving the appraisal industry.

To help ensure that this additional education prepares the inventory professional properly, the NICA Education Committee, consisting of NICA members, an established property appraiser, and the Association Directors, determined the requirements to achieve the Appraiser Examiner designation.

The inventory professional must first achieve the certification as a CIS before pursuing the CAE. They must complete the Customer Service and Appraisal Examiner courses, plus an elective chosen from the NICA curriculum. The Appraisal Examiner course was co-written by a certified property appraiser to ensure integrity and proven hands-on processes for accurate collection of information.

Growth of the personal property inventory industry has created an opportunity for personal property inventory professionals to serve as Appraisal Examiners. This enables appraisal firms to locate and subcontract certified, qualified examiners to record the descriptions properly and take photos of the items to be appraised. The appraisers are then able to create an accurate Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant certified report from the information provided by the inventory professional.

Based in Harlan, Indiana, Miller offers residential and business asset inventory services in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. For more information about Amani Inventory, visit

About National Inventory Certification Association
The National Inventory Certification Association (NICA) is nationally recognized as the official certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development resources to help achieve the success they seek for their home and business contents inventory companies.
National Inventory Certification Association
Cindy Hartman