Accredited Member (AM) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in GJ

Quick Guide

Illustrative overview of the GJ accreditation process - download this for reference.


Before applying for a designation in GJ, please be sure you meet the following prerequisites:

  1. You are an approved ASA Candidate and your USPAP* continuing education requirements are up-to date;
  2. You have met the GJ discipline education requirements;
  3. You passed the GJ discipline exam;
  4. You have met the college education requirement;
  5. You hold a gemological diploma (G.G., FGA, FGAA or a suitable equivalent); and
  6. You have two (2) years of full-time appraisal experience for the Accredited Member (AM) designation or five (5) years of full-time appraisal experience for the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation.

Applying for the AM or ASA Designation*

To apply for the AM or ASA designation, Candidates need to submit the following:

  1. GJ Online Accreditation Application;
  2. Copy of Gemological Diploma;
  3. Proof of Required Education;
  4. Appraisal Experience Log; and
  5. Two (2) Appraisal Reports.

*Detailed information on prerequisites, the application process, and application requirements are outlined in the GJ Guide to Professional Accreditation.