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Tinjum new MAI designate

Brian R. Tinjum, Tinjum Appraisal Company Inc., Detroit Lakes, has been awarded the Appraisal Institute's prestigious MAI membership designation.

The designation was granted on April 9, and as a new member, Tinjum will be honored during a meeting of the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

The MAI designation is earned upon the successful completion of a graduate-level curriculum and attaining 4,500 hours of qualifying experience requirements. Designees must abide by both the appraisal profession's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Appraisal Institute's Standards of Professional Practice and Code of Ethics.

As one of the leading organization for professional real estate appraisers, the Appraisal Institute represents more then 22,000 members worldwide. Members benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the MAI, SRPA and SRA designations.