How to file an ethics complaint with ASA
One of ASA's primary objectives is to ensure ethical practices and procedures on the part of its members. The society is diligent in its efforts to strengthen and uphold the Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics (the code of conduct to which all members must subscribe) in order to protect the client.
ASA has developed a mechanism for the enforcement of the Code of Ethics whereby clients may file written complaints directly with the International Headquarters of the American Society of Appraisers if they feel that an appraisal rendered by an ASA member violates sound professional practice. ASA has permanent internal procedures for processing all documented grievances, assuring due process. Sanctions against members, if found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics, range from censure to expulsion with loss of professional designation.
If you wish to file a complaint, please mail your written complaint to:
American Society of Appraisers
Attention: Jim Hirt, Chief Executive Officer
11107 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 310
Reston, VA 20190
If you have any questions regarding the complaint process, please contact Susan Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 703-733-2136.