Membership Application Form

Guidelines for Membership:
Details to consider when completing this application form.

Please read the below carefully before completing this form:
Consider your eligibility for membership and chose from the categories explained below.


(1) Full Member: Using the Designatory Letters - MIPAV

A full member of the Institute shall be practising as an Auctioneer, Valuer, Estate Agent, Property Managing Agent, Letting Agent or Property Professional, and shall hold a current relevant licence from the Property Services Regulatory Authority, and satisfy Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers as to their general character, experience and suitability.

(2) Full Member Certified Valuer: Using the Designatory Letters – MIPAV (CV)

A full member of the Institute Certified Valuer shall be practising as an Auctioneer, Valuer, Estate Agent, Property Managing Agent, Letting Agent or Property Professional, and shall hold a current relevant licence from the Property Services Regulatory Authority. They must satisfy Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers as to their general character, experience and suitability. They must have at least five years’ professional experience in the property business and supply proof of same (five years Auctioneers Licences or a letter from Revenue confirming same), of which one years must include professional experience in property valuation and supply proof of same (a letter of Appointment from a Financial or like Valuation Panel).

(3) Affiliate Member: Using the Designator Letters – MIPAV (Affiliate)

An affiliate Member shall be an individual of good standing in an analogous profession who must not be practising as an Auctioneer or Estate Agent, a Property Managing Agent, a Letting Agent or Property Professional and must while remaining an affiliated Member not hold a Property Services Regulatory Authority Licence. They must satisfy Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers as to their general character, suitability and experience.

(4) Northern Ireland Member: Using the Designator Letters – MIPAV (NI)

Northern Ireland members shall be individuals resident within the six counties of Northern Ireland and suitably qualified to become members of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. They must practice solely in Northern Ireland and must be capable of submitting proof of this. They must satisfy Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers as to their general character, suitability and experience.

(5) Overseas Membership: Using the Designator Letters – MIPAV (OS)

Overseas Members shall be individuals resident outside the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and suitably qualified to become a member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers. They must practice solely overseas from Ireland and Northern Ireland and must be capable of submitting proof of this. They must satisfy Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers as to their general character, suitability and experience.

Guidelines & Notes to Dual Applicants Who Are Applying for the category of Full Member or Full Member Certified Valuer:

IPAV National Council will consider all completed dual membership application forms received providing they meet with the following criteria.

  1. Provide proof of membership of an acceptable and recognised professional body such as: IBA, ACEI, PIBA, SCSI, ICE, RICS, EI.
  2. Provide two business references with your application form (e.g. Employer / Solicitor / Accountant)
    1. Provide a copy of your current individual Property Services Providers Licence (small white card issued by the PSRA)
      or if you do not hold a PSP licence:
    2. Provide proof of 5 years valuation experience (Letter or contract from a valuation panel or employer)
  3. Payment of the current IPAV membership fee
  • Successful Dual applicants who hold a PSP licence will be offered full membership status using the Designatory Letters MIPAV
  • Successful Dual applicants who hold 5 years valuation experience will be offered Full Member Certified Valuer status using the Designatory Letters MIPAV (CV)

Notes for Applicants

  1. Documentation that must accompany this application:
    1. A copy of your current Property Services Provider Licence.
    2. A copy of any parchments, certificates or letters you rely on for Education or Experience purposes.
    3. For Full Member Certified Valuer, confirmation of applicant’s property services experience and confirmation of applicant’s valuation experience.
  2. In the case of references:
    1. Applicants must provide two references from IPAV members, from the same province as the applicant, (Leinster, Munster, Connaught, Ulster) to endorse this application. These recommendations must be sent to IPAV by the recommending member on the enclosed letter format (Form A). Both members must be in good standing with this Institute for a minimum of 3 years and be independent of the applicant’s family and business affairs.
    2. IPAV Graduates from 2017 onwards, in the absence of references from IPAV members must provide one character reference.
    3. Current and/or previous employers may be asked to verify an applicant’s relevant experience.
    4. Accountant and Solicitor references will be sought for applicants who are Sole Traders or hold a sharehold in their business.
  3. All applicants who meet the specific category guidelines must supply all the required information:
    1. Must fully complete this application form and sign where relevant. They must pay online the non-refundable application fee of €100.00 to have their application processed and considered by Council of IPAV.
    2. It is the applicant’s responsibility to collect and upload all the necessary information with this application. If all relevant information required is not uploaded the application will be deemed incomplete.
  4. Annual membership subscription must be paid on entry to the institute and runs from 01 April to 31 March. 
  5. Where an applicant is offered membership, acceptance of that offer, including receipt of any payment due &/ or necessary documentation requested, must be received strictly within 28 days of the offer. Any offer of membership not accepted within this time-frame is automatically withdrawn and the applicant must reapply for membership.
  6. Where an applicant is awarded membership the contact information provided in the application form submitted will be used for all IPAV correspondence and published material (website, annual year book & diary etc.).

Applicable to all Applicants:

N.B. Subject to Article 14 of IPAV’s Memorandum & Articles of Association, the Council of IPAV shall in their absolute discretion, be entitled to refuse admission to any candidate without assigning any reason therefor.

Your completed and signed online application will automatically be uploaded to IPAV.

Your membership application fee of €100.00 will be paid to IPAV’s online stripe account.

If you have any doubt as to your eligibility for membership or require any assistance with this application, please do not hesitate to contact IPAV at:

T: 00 353 1 6785685

E: tarran@ipav.ie

Membership Category
Personal details
Current Employment
Current Employment PSP Licence Numbers
Previous Employment
For Directors / Partners / Shareholders
Please state your name & percentage shareholding and the name(s) & percentage shareholding & PSP licence number of your co-directors / partners (if applicable)
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Educational Qualifications
For this application this section refers to property related qualifications only
Dual Membership
This section is mandatory for Dual Applicants only. Please proceed to point 8 if you are not applying as a Dual Applicant
Name of any Professional Bodies of which you are a member & type of membership
Claims & Proceedings
Referees
All applicants must be nominated by two IPAV Members (expect IPAV Graduates and Dual Members) IPAV members you nominate as referees must be from the same province as the applicant (Leinster, Munster, Connaught, Ulster) and be in good standing with the Institute for a minimum of 3 years & must be independent of your family and business affairs.

Please click the following link to access IPAV’s prescribed Reference Form that both your IPAV referees need to complete and return to you, or directly to IPAV.

Please note, you can proceed with the application process and submit the completed reference forms later.

IPAV Membership Application Reference (PDF, opens in new window)

Business Referees
Applicable only to Sole Traders or Directors who hold a percentage sharehold within the company or business
IPAV Communication
Unless otherwise requested by the applicant, IPAV will automatically list your Business Contact Details for all published material and correspondence purposes.
In the event of your membership application being successful, IPAV would like to announce your membership, together with other successful candidates, in IPAV’s Members Directory and other possible publications.
Declaration on Membership

Declaration to be completed by applicants for all Membership except Affiliate

To the Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers Limited (By Guarantee)

  1. I offer myself for admission to Membership of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers Limited (By Guarantee) and I enclose herewith the non-refundable application fee of 100.00.
  2. I attach hereto the information required by the Council which I acknowledge to be the basis of my application and of my election to Membership of the Institute and which I declare contains an accurate summary of the facts in relation to my person, profession and business career which could influence the acceptance or non- acceptance of this application.
  3. I hereby undertake that if elected to Membership of the Institute, I will be bound by and observe all the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, Bye-Laws, Rules & Regulations of the Institute for the time being in force.
  4. I undertake to comply with all the CPD requirements the Institute may deem appropriate from time to time.
  5. I undertake to abide by and obey the Code of conduct of both the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers and the Property Services Regulatory Authority at all times. I further undertake to comply with all Compliance and Regulation inspections carried out by IPAV from time to time.
  6. I undertake to abide by and obey the Code of conduct of TEGoVA in relation to the category MIPAV (REV) / MIPAV (TRV) at all times.
  7. I undertake that I will not use the Professional Style or designation of the Institute of Auctioneers or the designatory letters denoting membership, except the ones I was granted in my Category of membership while I remain a member of the Institute.
  8. I further undertake that if elected to Membership, I will not act jointly with, or practice in partnership with one or more persons who are not members of the Institute neither the designation “Certified Auctioneer and Valuer” nor “Certified Auctioneers and Valuers” nor the designatory letters MIPAV nor MIPAV (CV) shall be used in any manner directly or indirectly calculated to lead to the assumption that such persons are all members of the Institute.
  9. Finally I undertake, that in such circumstances where I am elected to Membership by way of any Principal holding the required Licence from the Property Services Regulator, I will cease to be a Member of the Institute, should I no longer be a Partner or Employee in the Firm stated on this application.
  10. I confirm that I have never been adjudged bankrupt in any jurisdiction nor have I as an individual or as a partner in a firm made or agreed to make an assignment for the benefit of my creditors nor have I made any arrangement or composition with my creditors nor executed any similar deed or agreement nor have I attempted to take the benefit of any statutory provision for arrangements with my creditors. I further confirm that I have never been convicted of an indictable offence (other than an offence under the Road Traffic Act) as an individual or as a Partner.
  11. I understand under Article 14 of IPAV’s Memorandum & Articles of Association, the Council of IPAV shall in their absolute discretion, be entitled to refuse admission of membership without assigning any reason therefor.

 

Declaration to be completed by applicants for Affiliate Membership

To the Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers Limited (By Guarantee)

  1. I offer myself for admission to Affiliate Membership of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers Limited (By Guarantee) and I enclose herewith the non-refundable application fee of €100.00.
  2. I confirm I am not the current holder and don’t intend to hold a PSR Licence and if I do I will immediately make the Institute aware of this and apply for a different category of membership.
  3. I undertake to abide by and obey the Code of Conduct and the Articles of Association of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers at all times.
  4. I attach hereto the information required by the Council which I acknowledge to be the basis of my application and of my election to Membership of the Institute and which I declare contains an accurate summary of the facts in relation to my person, profession and business career which could influence the acceptance or non- acceptance of this application.
  5. I hereby undertake that if elected to Membership of the Institute, I will be bound by and observe all the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, Bye-Laws, Code of Conduct, Rules & Regulations of the Institute for the time being in force.
  6. I also undertake that I will not use only the designatory letters MIPAV (Affiliate) denoting membership, except while I shall remain a member of the Institute.
  7. I further undertake that if elected to Membership, but should act jointly with, or practice in partnership with one or more persons who are not members of the Institute the designatory letters shall not be used in any manner directly or indirectly calculated to lead to the assumption that such persons are all members of the Institute.
  8. I confirm that I have never been adjudged bankrupt in any jurisdiction nor have I as an individual or as a partner in a firm made or agreed to make an assignment for the benefit of my creditors nor have I made any arrangement or composition with my creditors nor executed any similar deed or agreement nor have I attempted to take the benefit of any statutory provision for arrangements with my creditors. I further confirm that I have never been convicted of an indictable offence (other than an offence under the Road Traffic Act) as an individual or as a Partner.
  9. I understand under Article 14 of IPAV’s Memorandum & Articles of Association, the Council of IPAV shall in their absolute discretion, be entitled to refuse admission of membership without assigning any reason therefor.

Declaration to be completed by applicants for Dual Membership

To the Council of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers Limited (By Guarantee)

  1. I offer myself for admission to Membership of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers Limited (By Guarantee).
  2. I attach hereto the information required by the Council which I acknowledge to be the basis of my application and of my election to Membership of the Institute and which I declare contains an accurate summary of the facts in relation to my person, profession and business career which could influence the acceptance or non-acceptance of this application.
  3. I hereby undertake that if elected to Membership of the Institute, I will be bound by and observe all the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, Bye-Laws, Rules & Regulations of the Institute for the time being in force.
  4. I undertake to comply with all the CPD requirements the Institute may deem appropriate from time to time.
  5. I undertake to abide by and obey the Code of conduct of both the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers and the Property Services Regulatory Authority at all times. I further undertake to comply with all Compliance and Regulation inspections carried out by IPAV from time to time.
  6. I undertake to abide by and obey the Code of conduct of TEGoVA in relation to the category MIPAV (REV) or (TRV) at all times.
  7. I undertake that I will not use the Professional Style or designation of the Institute of Auctioneers or the designatory letters denoting membership, except the ones I was granted in my Category of membership while I remain a member of the Institute.
  8. I further undertake that if elected to Membership, I will not act jointly with, or practice in partnership with one or more persons who are not members of the Institute neither the designation “Certified Auctioneer and Valuer” nor “Certified Auctioneers and Valuers” nor the designatory letters MIPAV nor MIPAV (CV) shall be used in any manner directly or indirectly calculated to lead to the assumption that such persons are all members of the Institute.
  9. Finally I undertake, that in such circumstances where I am elected to Membership by way of any Principal holding the required Licence from the Property Services Regulator, I will cease to be a Member of the Institute, should I no longer be a Partner or Employee in the Firm stated on this application.
  10. I confirm that I have never been adjudged bankrupt in any jurisdiction nor have I as an individual or as a partner in a firm made or agreed to make an assignment for the benefit of my creditors nor have I made any arrangement or composition with my creditors nor executed any similar deed or agreement nor have I attempted to take the benefit of any statutory provision for arrangements with my creditors. I further confirm that I have never been convicted of an indictable offence (other than an offence under the Road Traffic Act) as an individual or as a Partner.
  11. I understand under Article 14 of IPAV’s Memorandum & Articles of Association, the Council of IPAV shall in their absolute discretion, be entitled to refuse admission of membership without assigning any reason therefor.
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