Become a GJ Appraiser
When an appraiser joins ASA, they come in as an Applicant. When Applicants have passed the online ethics examination and a 15-hour USPAP course and exam, they become Candidates. Applicants and Candidates qualify for member discounts on courses, publications and conferences, and they also may subscribe to the Gems & Jewelry Discussion List, a valuable networking resource.
Once Candidates have fulfilled the GJ education and testing requirements, they may apply for a designation. Accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers Gems and Jewelry Discipline, includes the AM (Accredited Member) designation, the ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) designation and the Master Gemologist Appraiser® designation. Strict adherence to the ASA Code of Ethics is observed and enforced by members at all times.
To Qualify for Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) Status
Accredited Members are required to have two (2) years of full-time appraisal experience and Accredited Senior Appraisers are required to have five (5) years of full-time appraisal experience in Gems and Jewelry.
View ASA’s membership and accreditation overview for more details on becoming a Gems and Jewelry appraiser.
View the Gems and Jewelry Guide to Professional Designations.