7 Tips to Becoming a Personal Property (PP) Appraiser

1. Join ASA and Become a Candidate

Becoming a Candidate for Advancement is the first step in the accreditation process. (Join ASA)

2. Complete Education Requirements and Connect with a Mentor

  • Take the series of 4 Principles of Valuation (POV) classes PP201-PP204.
  • Take a 7-hour or 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for Personal Property class (depending on which one you need). 

Mentors: ASA members are happy to advise you about accreditation. E-mail us to request a mentor.

3. Study the PP Guide to Professional Accreditation

Requirements do change. When you are ready for accreditation, be sure that you have reviewed the current information.  Here are the links:

4. Document Your Experience—Prepare Your Appraisal Log

A professional appraisal log is a key element of the process. Begin now to keep track of the time you spend on appraisal work.

5. Prepare For/Take Your Specialty Exam

Request a bibliography to begin studying ,then schedule a time to take the exam. Contact the Credentialing Team or call (800) 272-8258.

6. Submit Your Application, Log and Appraisal Reports Online

After passing the specialty exam, you may submit your credentialing application online to include your experience log and appraisal reports of the type and in the format specified in the current PP Guide to Professional Accreditation.

7. Congratulate Yourself on All Your Hard Work!

All that work will culminate into earning the Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designations.  Congratulations on all you have achieved.