Earn a Credential – Become Certified

Join a select group of appraisers who are certified to value tangible personal property which is specifically machinery and equipment. The CMEA credential is recognized by the SBA, IRS and all major lending institutions across the United States.

First Two Lessons Free!

We are so confident you will love our course, we offer the first two modules completely free.

In the first two courses you will get an introduction to the NEBB designation and dig deeper into appraisal ethics.

More than 30 minutes of high impact learning!

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About NEBB

A Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) is trained to be an advocate for the correct value of machinery and equipment, not of any person or entity regardless of the purpose of the appraisal. We promise to always promote and hold our members accountable to the guidelines of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). We will be available to support our members as they develop defensible estimates of value for their clients who are typically lenders, attorneys, accountants and business owners.

Mission Statement

At the NEBB Institute, we abide by the highest standard of excellence in the industry.

NEBB Institute adopts and complies with the regulations and ethics rules of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

We endorse and strive to observe the highest standards of professional ethics to preserve the public trust inherent in the professional appraisal practice.

The Institute provides initial and monthly comprehensive education, on-going support, a dynamic international network, and certifies professionals in the art of machinery/equipment appraisal and brokerage.

Only qualified professionals who meet the Institute’s stringent qualifications earn the prestigious professional designation of a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA).


Christopher Rials


Christopher Rials holds several designations in the appraisal industry, including the nationally recognized BCA, Business Certified Appraiser designation and the CSBA as a Certified Senior Business Analyst by the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA).

Additionally, Chris holds the Master Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (MCMEA) designation with NEBB. He has been performing Machinery and Equipment appraisals across the nation for over 13 years and acquired his Master Certification in this field in December of 2011. His parent organization has been in business for over 40 years performing Business and Equipment Brokerage, Business Valuations, Machinery and Equipment Appraisals and Commercial Real Estate Appraisals both nationally and internationally.

Chris works regularly for trusted advisors including Attorney’s, CPA’s, Business Brokers, Financial Professionals, and banks, among others. He puts strong emphasis on ethical guidelines and knowledge of U.S.P.A.P. (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).

Board of Advisors

Daniel Hall


Daniel Hall is the Senior Appraiser for Nationwide Valuations, Inc.

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John R. Harris


John R. Harris holds a certified general appraisal license in several states and has over 40 years of appraisal experience.

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