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American Society of Appraisers Requirement for Accredited Senior Appraiser Designation

An individual must have a minimum of five years of full-time appraisal experience, or the equivalent, (of which, at least three years of experience must be in the specialty being examined), in order to qualify for Accredited Senior Appraiser status with the American Society of Appraisers. Collateral and/or related activities will not be considered as appraisal experience. Each Candidate must have a four-year college degree or its equivalent. The Candidate's experience, education, financial background and evidence of his or her personal integrity must be furnished by responsible chapter officers or other designated officials of the society. Candidates must submit two acceptable, documented appraisal reports prepared for a client or employer within the last two years that conform to the requirements contained in Section 8, Appraisal Reports, of ASA's "Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics." The evaluation of a Candidate's technical appraisal proficiency and acquaintance with the society's ethics, principles and basic precepts is accomplished by means of a written examination. In addition, all designated members are required to submit evidence of professional growth through continuing education and/or participation in professional activities to remain an accredited and designated Accredited Senior Appraiser.