When an appraiser joins ASA, they come in as an Applicant. When Applicants have passed ASAʼs online ethics examination and a 15-hour USPAP course and exam, they become Candidates. Applicants and Candidates qualify for member discounts on courses, publications
Once Candidates have fulfilled the PP education and testing requirements, they may apply for a designation. Accreditation from the ASA Personal Property Discipline, includes the AM (Accredited Member) designation and the ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) designation. Strict adherence to the ASA Code of Ethics is observed and enforced by members at all times.
Read more detailed information on Becoming a Personal Property Appraiser written by two of ASAʼs volunteer leaders: Susan Golashovsky, ASA and Nelson Clayton, ASA.
Accredited Members are required to have two (2) years of full-time appraisal experience and Accredited Senior Appraisers are required to have five (5) years of full-time appraisal experience in Personal Property appraising.