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Getting Started

Joining ASA is easy! For your convenience, we invite you to join by one of the following methods: Click each icon for more information.

Reach ASA at 800-ASA-VALU or 703-478-2228
Mail application to American Society of Appraisers Attention: Membership Department
11107 Sunset Hills Rd. Ste. 310 / Reston, VA 20190

To receive a detailed membership brochure in the mail, please Request a Membership Information Packet online.


Step 1: Submitting Your Application, References and Resume

  • Completed and signed membership application.
    • If you solely work outside of North America, please complete and sign the International Membership Application
  • Three letters of Reference — Use our Reference Letter Form;
  • Resume or qualifications statement; and
  • Application fee, first year of dues, and optional Journal Subscription fee (credit card payments or checks made payable to ASA).

Step 2: Candidate Requirements

Once your membership package has been approved, you will have ten (10) months from your approval date to complete the following requirements:

* Real Property applicants may provide their current state license in lieu of the 15-hour USPAP requirement.

Step 3: Accreditation Application

Candidates who have met their discipline’s accreditation criteria may submit an application for accreditation to include:

  • Complete and signed accreditation application;
  • Proof of education;
  • Appraisal experience log;
  • Appraisal report(s); and
  • Current USPAP certificate.

Candidates interested in being assigned a mentor to help navigate the accreditation process should e-mail with their name, discipline, phone and e-mail address.

Applications for accreditation are based on the applicant’s number of years of full-time appraisal experience as follows:

Accredited Member (AM)

If you have 2-5 years of full-time appraisal experience, you may apply for the Accredited Member (AM) designation.

Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

If you have 5 or more years of full-time appraisal experience, you may apply for the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation.


Upon completion of these requirements, you will become either an Accredited Member (AM) or an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA).

Note: For all accreditation applications, once the package is received an email notification from ASA will be sent within two (2) business days. If you do not receive our email notification, please contact us at 1-800-272-8258 or 703-478-2228 for further assistance. Additionally, once the application package is sent to the examiners for review, you will also receive notifications from us during each stage of your accreditation process.

For help with the advancements process, call an ASA discipline-specific accreditation specialist Toll-Free at (800) 272-8258 or (703) 478-2228.