Accredited Member (AM) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) Overview

As the growing demand for competent, trained and tested valuation professionals increases by government agencies, banking/leasing institutions, financial and insurance companies or wealth management advisors, your investment in obtaining a professional credential from ASA will set you apart from competitors.

Obtaining the AM or ASA Credential is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. ASA Education
Pass ASA’s Principles of
Valuation courses
Challenge the courses
Hold an acceptable equivalency.
2. Ensure your USPAP is

Meet the minimum discipline valuation experience requirements as outlined in the Guide to Professional Accreditation.

You are now eligible to apply for the AM or ASA credential!

Why is Accreditation Important?

When it comes to valuing an asset, there is no room for error. Value matters, and so does the appraiser hired to make the value determination. Their experience and education are factors that can make all the difference. No other valuation organization understands this better than The American Society of Appraisers.  We have never wavered from our commitment of requiring excellence. Education, integrity, credibility and experience all factor into the Accredited Member (AM) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) credential. You can rest assured that the AM or ASA credential after the name of an appraiser means they have been held to the highest standard in the profession.

Who is it for?

The Accredited Member (AM) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) credentials are intended for professionals who perform valuations in all specialties for government agencies, banking/leasing institutions, financial, insurance companies, wealth management advisors or consumers. This includes appraisals of businesses, gems & jewelry, machinery & equipment, personal property and real property. These credentials are also for those professionals who perform appraisal report reviews or related management services.

Why Obtain the AM or ASA Credential?

The ASA credential is recognized throughout the world as THE mark of excellence. Why? Because of its stringent criteria in education, experience and professionalism. Employers or clients who hire professionals who have earned the credentials receive a piece of mind, knowing they have hired the most highly qualified, ethical and experienced appraiser who has the skills to provide professional, accurate and full asset value.”

Why Partner with ASA?

 Partnering with ASA and earning the AM or ASA credential not only demonstrates your knowledge and experience as a valuation expert, but also showcases your dedication to high ethical standards and professionalism. It also provides you with immediate access to the Society’s superior education, leading conferences and valuable member benefits—all from one of the worlds most renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession.

Maintaining Your Accreditation

Individuals who have the accreditation will be required to meet rigorous qualifications and ongoing education and credential maintenance requirements.