Become an MTS Appraiser

Machinery & Technical Specialties

When an appraiser joins ASA, they come in as an Applicant. When Applicants have passed the online ethics examination and a 15-hour USPAP course and exam, they become Candidates. Applicants and Candidates qualify for member discounts on courses, publications and conferences.

Once Candidates have fulfilled the MTS education and testing requirements, they may apply for a designation. Accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers Machinery and Technical Specialties 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.

To Qualify for Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) Status

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 Machinery and Technical Specialties appraising.

View ASA’s membership and accreditation overview for more details on becoming an Machinery and Technical Specialties appraiser.

View the Machinery and Technical Specialties Guide to Professional Designations.