Accredited Rural Appraiser - Fast Track



Round 1 Important Dates 
Application Due January 15
Reports Due March 1

Round 2 Important Dates
Application Due May 15
Reports Due July 1

Exam Dates:
Education Week

ASFMRA Annual Conference

Deanna Ilk is available to assist you with questions at or (303) 692-1222. 

Please submit your Applcation, and Experince to

Program Overview

Obtaining a designation is a long and demanding process from any organization. ASFMRA believes that you don’t need to start over to obtain our Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation and created a "Fast Track" program for professionals that have already obtained a designation from another organization with a comparable process to ours (MAI, SRA, AACI, ASA, RPRA). An appraiser who has received the ARA designation is trained and tested to ensure they are equipped with the tools necessary to tackle a wide spectrum of real estate valuation assignments. Listed below are the requirements you will need to complete for your ARA designation.

Designation Requirements

  • Applicant must complete the experience requirement. Experience must include five years of appraisal experience with a year consisting of at least 1,600 hours. Of the 1,600 hours, at least 600 hours during each of three years within the past five years must be in rural appraisal. No more than 100 hours of the 600 required rural appraisal hours can be from rural residential appraising or reviewing.
  • Take the ASFMRA Best in Business Ethics course
  • Successfully pass the Integrated Approaches to Value (A360 or A304) course - As of January 1, 2024
  • Hold membership in ASFMRA
  • Have current state certified general licensing in good standing
  • Be an active member in good standing and hold a designation from an organization that requires passing a demonstration report
  • Complete the application for ARA Fast Track accreditation
  • Pass ARA comprehensive exam

You must be a member of ASFMRA before you take the ARA Accreditation Exam. You can fill out the membership application online

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