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The ASA Membership and Accreditation Process

Becoming a member of ASA is achieved by completing the 3 steps outlined below. For ease of reference, you may also download an Overview of ASA’s Membership and Accreditation Process.

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

Step 1: Submitting Your Membership Package

Prepare a package with the following information:

Once you have all your materials together, please mail your membership package to:

ASA Headquarters
ATTN: Membership
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 310
Reston, VA 20190

Step 2: Applicant Requirements

Once your membership package has been approved, you will become an "Applicant". Applicants have ten (10) months from their approval date to complete the following requirements:

Step 3: Candidate Requirements

Once your applicant requirements have been completed, you will move to Candidate status. 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.

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.

Step 4: Accreditation Application Processing

When ASA receives your completed accreditation application, it is sent out for review by the International Board of Examiners (BOE). Two members of the BOE will review your entire accreditation package. The initial examiner will complete a review of your file within forty (40) days and return the packet to ASA Headquarters. The file is then sent to the second reviewer who also has forty (40) days to review and return your file to ASA Headquarters. The results will be mailed to you once the two reviews are completed.

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

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