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

Quick Guide

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


    Before applying for a designation in RP, Candidates should meet the following prerequisites:

    1. Be an approved ASA Candidate ensuring all USPAP continuing education requirements are up to-date;
    2. Met the RP discipline education requirements or have an acceptable equivalency designation from another organization;
    3. Have at least a two- (2) year degree for the AM designation or a four- (4) year degree for the ASA designation;
    4. Hold a valid State Certified Residential License, a valid State Certified General License or can provide supporting documentation of the equivalent educational hours required to obtain these licenses; and
    5. 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.  2,000 hours = one (1) year of work experience. 

    Applying for the AM or ASA Designation*

    Depending upon a Candidate's certifications and education, different requirements are needed to complete an application.  In general, the process is as follows:

    1. Complete the online accreditation application;
    2. Provide a valid copy of your State Certified General License or your State Certified Residential License (if applicable);
    3. Provide proof of two (2) years of full-time appraisal experience by submitting an appraisal experience log; and
    4. Submit two (2) market value reports (may be expanded form style appraisal reports) considering all three (3) approaches to value performed within the last two (2) years (this refers to the report submission date, not the valuation date). These must be actual reports that were done for clients within your chosen specialty.  Report checklists are not required for Real Property appraisal reports.

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