ASAA Membership

ASAA Membership Benefits

The American Society of Agricultural Appraisers consists of 2 divisions.

  • International Society of Livestock Appraisers
  • American Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers

ASAA also has a sister Association for equine appraisers:

As a member of the ASAA you become a recognized appraisal professional and will be entitled to numerous benefits including:

  • Extensive Support by the Association Headquarters
  • Information on the livestock and equipment appraisal business nationwide
  • Guidance on properly preparing appraisal reports
  • Professional assistance in establishing your appraisal business
  • Access to ASAA’s national referral network service

ASAA Membership Fees

Livestock ISLA: $395

Farm Equipment ASFEA: $395

Dual Membership (Livestock and Farm Equipment): $595

Fees must be submitted along with your Membership Application and signed Code of Ethics. If you are not accepted for Membership, your fees will be returned completely.

Annual dues are $100/year (becomes due 12 months after certification). If you have any questions regarding the above membership fees, please contact ASAA.

Membership fees for the American Society of Agricultural Appraisers are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. SEC 6113 IRS. CODE

Steps to a Membership

Complete an application and signed Code of Ethics with the appropriate application fee and return it to ASAA.
If your experience meets ASAA’s requirements for membership your application will be approved. If your application is not approved, your entire fee will be completely refunded.
Once your fees have been paid, ASAA will send your Membership Document, an Appraiser’s Handbook, and a wallet-sized identification card listing your name, appraiser's number, and membership expiration date.

All new members must complete the ASAA Principles of Valuation Home Study Course within 6 months of being accepted as a member. The ASAA Principles of Valuation Home Study Course must be completed before taking the ASAA Advanced Principles of Valuation Home Study Course. A total of 1 year will be allowed to complete both of ASAA's Training Courses. Both courses combined are a total of 105 of Education Credit Hours.

In addition to the 2 ASAA Training Courses, new members are recommended to complete the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Course (USPAP) as soon as possible within completion of the above ASAA Home Study Courses.


ASAA Membership Levels


Accredited Member

In order to be accepted as an Accredited Member, an individual must have full-time or part-time agricultural or agricultural-related experience who possesses a sound working knowledge of the livestock and/or farm equipment industry. Individuals with prior agricultural-related experience may also qualify. Applicant must be committed to completing the ASAA Principles of Valuation Home Study Course within 6 months of Membership acceptance.

Senior Member

Education Requirements:
An accredited member who has successfully completed the ASAA Principles of Valuation and the Advanced Principles of Valuation courses. Also having completed the 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course.

Experience Requirements:
700 hours actual appraisal experience. Individual must produce a log sheet to ASAA that clearly demonstrates 700 hours of time spent on actual appraisals. Log sheet shall have an appraisal identification number, the intended use of the appraisal, client's name, and number of hours spent on appraisal.