Institute of Registered Valuers

Birmingham, England, UK

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About this Association

The Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) is the UK's leading authority of jewellery, watch and silverware appraisers who maintain exacting standards for the longest serving and most recognised valuation trade body, regulated by the National Association of Jewellers.

A knowledgeable, reliable, and trusted community of valuers since 1987, the IRV has been at the cutting edge of training, educating and raising the industry standard in the jewellery appraisal profession for more than more than 30 years.

In addition to strict entry criteria, all IRV Members and Fellows must commit to the Code of Practice for IRVs and ongoing Continual Professional Development as well as undertake a Professional Review every five years. Serving the general public, trade and insurance sector, every IRVs can evidence verified and proven credentials, qualifications and experience while demonstrating the Association's values of honesty, integrity and professionalism.

For its Associates, Members and Fellows

Offering categories of membership for students, supporters, qualified and practising valuers, and those ‘retired', the IRV can support valuers throughout their career.

Entry to the much-celebrated Member and Fellow categories is strict, with necessary valuation, gemmological and diamond grading qualifications essential, as well as at least five years'experience in the jewellery industry. However, Student and Associate categories are available to open up the IRV community to those on their valuer journey, linked to the ATHE Level 3 JET Certificate in the Foundations of Appraisal Practice Qualification (and its predecessor, the Certificate of Appraisal Theory).

Valuers join the Institute to boost their career, build up their professional contacts, voice their opinion and find practical support, as well as the critical commercial benefits the IRV offer. Whether it's appearing on the Find a Valuer tool on the Association's website, the Valuer Directory in the NAJ Yearbook, or the post nominals to be applied after names, ‘kudos'and ‘profile'are often presented as the most popular benefits to retain membership, year after year.

Delivering Qualifications, Training and Events

The IRV input directly into the ATHE Level 3 JET Certificate in the Foundations of Appraisal Practice (FoAP) qualification. The course teaches the basic theories, methodologies and good working practices needed to become a competent valuer of jewellery, silverware and watches, and is seen as the first step to becoming a Registered Valuer.

Featuring in the FoAP qualification, but also available in its own right, the IRV-led Practical Valuation Techniques (PVT) Tutorial should also be referenced here. Over three days, the PVT Tutorial will teach the valuer the essential (and nice to have) techniques and underpin the theoretical knowledge they have built up, or are about to build up as they head towards becoming an NAJ Institute Registered Valuer.

For more than 30 years the Valuers' Conference, delivered by the IRV, has been an integral part of the UK valuer community. For three days, valuers meet to hear from industry experts, share their knowledge and build their network, all culminating in an unforgettable dinner to welcome new members to the IRV, and present the David Wilkins Award.

To contact the IRV, please use the contact links at the top of this page.



  • Identity: Limited company
  • Managed By: Committee
  • Parent Entity: National Association of Jewellers
  • Inception: 1987


  • Valuation (primary)
  • Retail Jeweller Support


  • Trade Professionals only
  • Home Country & International
  • Number Members: 51-199
  • Min Member Fee: £65
  • Post Nominals: hover to reveal


  • Courses Available: Yes
  • Topics: Valuation, Gemmology, Marketing
  • Classroom / Travelling Workshops
  • Online / Distance Learning
  • Annual Conference


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NAJ Institute of Registered Valuers
Federation House
10 Vyse Street
B18 6LT

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  • Walk-in visitors are welcome
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
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