ASA's Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics are promulgated to:
Fostering appraisal education,
Improvement and development of appraisal techniques,
Encouragement of sound professional practices.
Establishment of criteria of sound performance for use of employers of staff appraisers,
Enforcement of ethical conduct and practice by its members;
PREAMBLE: To the end that a wholesome and exemplary relationship be maintained between this Society and the general public that its members serve; among the chapters, boards, and committees of the Society; and between the Society and its individual members, for the common good of every interest concerned, the constitution and bylaws are established.