ASA confers two (2) professional designations and two (2) professional certifications upon qualified candidates. These include the prestigious Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation, the Accredited Member (AM) designation, the Master Gemologist Appraiser® Certification, and the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV™) certification. ASA also provides specialty designations in Real Property (RP) and Business Valuation (BV) for ASAs who complete advanced training, as well as a Certificate of Completion specifically for nonmembers in Appraisal Review and Management (ARM).
The ASA designation is offered in all six appraisal disciplines and is available to professional appraisers who have met their discipline's educational requirements, report requirements, and have at least five (5) years of full-time appraisal experience.
The AM designation is offered in all six appraisal disciplines and is available to professional appraisers who have met their discipline's educational requirements, report requirements, and have at least two (2) years of full-time appraisal experience.
ASA confers two (2) certifications upon qualified members Accredited Senior Appraisers who have competed additional requirements. These include the Master Gemologist Appraiser® (MGA®) Certification, the Going Concern (GC) Specialty Designation and the Intangible Asset (IA) Specialty Designation.
The Master Gemologist Appraiser® (MGA) certification is one of the most respected in the gems and jewelry appraisal profession. To achieve this level of distinction, one must already hold an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Gems & Jewelry and have completed advanced education and other requirements.
The CEIV™ credential is offered to business valuation professionals who perform fair value measurements for businesses, business interests, intangible assets, certain liabilities, and inventory for financial reporting purposes.
ASA confers two (2) specialty designations upon Accredited Senior Appraisers who have completed additional requirements. These include the Going Concern (GC) Specialty Designation and the Intangible Asset (IA) Specialty Designation.
This specialty is for appraisers who value complex commercial real estate with a business component - such as car washes, fueling stations/c-stores, etc. Appraisers in this specialty have the knowledge and understanding of when (and when not) to properly allocate/segregate the value components as required by lending institutions, and the ability to analyze their effect on value as required by USPAP. To achieve this specialty designation, one must already hold an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Real Property.
To obtain ASAʼs Intangible Asset Specialty Designation, business valuation appraisers must first earn their Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Business Valuation. Candidates for this specialty designation will need to successfully complete an in-depth course focusing on intangible asset valuation (BV303) and submit an IA report for peer-review.
ASA also offers a Certificate of Completion in Appraisal Review and Management (ARM) for appraisers who are not ASA Members, but are interested in the appraisal review component and/or want to learn more before taking the first steps towards membership and accreditation. The Certificate is also for non-appraisers (lawyers, bankers, CPAs) who are interested in learning more about appraisal review as they are exposed to review appraisals in their daily work.