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 Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation (of which ASA is a sponsor). All those applying education from other appraisal organizations will need to join ASA and reach Candidate status before applying for the AM or ASA designation.
ASA accepts appraisal theory education hours as follows:
The bridging candidate’s background will be submitted to the Gems & Jewelry Vice Chair on 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 individual approved by the GJ Education Chair and Board of Examiners for this purpose.