About Us

The American Society of Appraisers is an organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. International in structure, it is self-supporting and independent. The oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists, the society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA’s headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.
When you hire an ASA-accredited appraiser, you are assured the best valuation expertise on the market, because ASA-accredited appraisers bring knowledge of the market and the profession, experience, and solid reputation to the job.
Each accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers has earned a professional designation in one or more specialized areas of appraisal. To receive the accreditation, the appraiser must pass intensive courses/written examinations, submit representative appraisal reports, an appraisal experience log and evidence of a college degree or its equivalent.
Every accredited appraiser must start his or her ASA membership as a Candidate member. When the Candidate has met all advancement requirements, and has gained the necessary experience, he or she may apply for advancement to Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) status.

ASA has a mandatory reaccreditation process whereby accredited members must regularly submit evidence of professional growth through participation in professional activities and continuing education. This ensures that ASA appraisers keep their knowledge up-to-date.

Accredited and Senior Accredited Designations in:

  • Business Valuation
  • Gems and Jewelry
  • Machinery and Technical Specialties
  • Personal Property
  • Real Property