Appraisers who are members of and hold equivalent designations with other appraisal organizations may use education hours credited to their designation toward the 120 hours of theory education required by the AQB towards a designation with the ASA. All those applying education from other appraisal organizations will need to go through the online new member application process, reach Candidate status, and complete any outstanding education requirements before applying for their designation.
ASA accepts appraisal theory education hours from the following designations:
Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) = 95 hours of educational equivalency (AM) = 80 hours
Certified Master Appraiser (CMA) = 60 Hours of educational equivalency
ASA accepts the following equivalent designations toward obtaining the Accredited Member (AM) designation:
Independent Certified Gemologist Appraisers (ICGA) = 60 hours of educational equivalency
Certified Senior Members (CSM) + Submit completed theory hours doe review and approval
Graduate = 60 hours of educational equivalency
Please Note: The bridging candidate’s background will be submitted to the Gems & Jewelry Vice Chair of the Board of Examiners to determine the applicant’s status and to assign a mentor. The mentor will be a current or past member of the Board of Examiners or an instructor approved by the Education Chair and Board of Examiners for this purpose.
Certification as a Master Gemologist Appraiser® is a separate program with additional education and laboratory requirements.