American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers is a not-for-profit professional appraisal society and sponsoring member of The Appraisal Foundation providing professional designations, education, advocacy, appraisal news and networking since 1929 and serving all jurisdictions in the United States. Visit our website to learn more about us. ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in appraisal training. We provide Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and state approved appraisal training for certified general licensure and for continuing education. To download our education catalog in PDF, follow this link.
The ASFMRA has two professional designations for appraisers. Our professional appraisal designations are widely recognized and meet or exceed the standards of other professional appraisal designations. The ASFMRA appraisal designations are: the Accredited Rural Appraiser – ARA, and the Real Property Review Appraiser – RPRA.
Designated members meet stringent standards that substantially exceed all state and federal licensing requirements. These members have successfully completed a rigorous process that includes education, work review, a comprehensive exam, a demonstration appraisal report or appraisal review report, and specified experience requirements. Designated members also commit to continuing education requirements to ensure continued professional competence in an ever-changing world. You can learn more about how to become an ARA or RPRA here. The ASFMRA also offers two non-appraisal designations: the Accredited Farm Manager -- AFM, and the Accredited Agricultural Consultant -- AAC.