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Interested in Accrediting as an Appraisal Reviewer?

Ready to offer appraisal review services to current and prospective clients?

Are you currently writing reviews and ready to take your expertise to the next level with ARM methodology and USPAP compliance?

Are you an Accredited Senior Appraiser?

ASA has the ARM courses for you

ASA offers Accredited Senior Appraisers the Appraisal Review & Management (ARM) accreditation, either as a Discipline-specific or Full ARM accreditation, and also offers a certificate program in appraisal review (PAR) for non-ASA professionals.

The ARM curriculum explains and demonstrates competent review writing skills for USPAP compliance, current review methodology, logical compositions, defamation protection, and analyses development for understandable reviews. Curriculum is based on USPAP Standards Rules 3 & 4, which provide appropriate analyses development for logical reviews, and demonstrates competent review writing skills for an understandable presentation, including protection against defamation.

Appraisal Review & Management (ARM) Principles of Valuation courses promote and depend upon energetic, lively participation through co-constructed dialogic education, where all participants contribute to—and learn from—colleagues from all disciplines.

Appraisal Review & Management Principles of Valuation courses are offered several times during the year and in various locations across the country, as well as online. The ARM POV coursework is designed for use by all appraisal disciplines and specialties.

AR201: Appraisal Review Overview & Development
This course offers basic review theory and practice as it pertains to various different standards, with a primary focus on USPAP. Credible assignment results, scopes of work, ethics and competency for various assignment conditions are included in this development curriculum.
AR204: Appraisal Review Application & Report Writing
This report writing class applies the concepts learned in AR201 for developing a comprehensive, compliant review report, that measures a work under review with the applicable standards. This course provides methodology and guidance for composing a professional appraisal review report.

Please see descriptions of accreditation and competency programs to determine the best choice for your future. For more information, see the ASA accreditation guide on this website or contact Olivia Adams, the ARM Credentialing Services Specialist.

‘Discipline-specific’ ARM designation

Members designated as Accredited Senior Appraisers may add the ARM designation to their existing discipline designation.

A discipline-specific ARM designation is earned by ASA Senior Appraisers through successful completion of the AR201: Development and AR204: Report Writing classes, with the approval of a written review report submitted to the ARM Board of Examiners, along with an application and fee.

‘Full ARM’ Designation

Members designated as Accredited Senior Appraisers who are involved in complex multi-disciplined appraisal assignments may prefer to earn the ‘full ARM’ designation. This designation is earned by completing the AR201 and AR204 course, plus two additional classes:

AR202: Appraisal Management of Personal Property Assignments
This course focuses on scoping and managing appraisal assignments for all personal property types: Machinery & Equipment, Aircraft, Marine, Mining, Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Residential Contents, Gems & Jewelry and more.

AR203: Appraisal Management of Real and Intellectual Property Assignments
Focus on scoping and managing appraisal assignments for commercial & residential real estate, business valuation, business interruption, lost profits, goodwill, trademarks, copyrights, patents, employee stock option plans and more

PAR: Program for Appraisal Review

Non-ASA members interested in Appraisal Review competency may earn a PAR certificate through the ARM Program for Appraisal Review. PAR Certification is available to non-appraisers with successful completion of AR201: Development and AR204: Report Writing classes and the approval of a written review report submitted to the ARM Board of Examiners, along with an application and fee.

The Committee has open ARMs for you!