6 Steps to Become a Rural Appraiser
(Please take a look at the Accreditation Checklist under Helpful Links below for full details)
- Complete the Required 121 Hours of Coursework
- Integrated Approaches to Value (30 hours)
- ASFMRA Best in Business Ethics for New Members (5 hours)
- Eminent Domain (22 hours)
- Advanced Rural Case Studies (40 hours)
- Valuation of Conservation Easements and Other Partial Interests in Real Estate (24 hours)
- Acquire 5 years of appraisal experience.
- For the purpose of determining work experience, each applicant will be asked to submit six appraisal reports from their log.
- Submit 1 Demonstration Report.
- Provide evidence of certification as a Certified General Appraiser under the certification laws and regulations of your state.
- Sign up for your ASFMRA Membership.
- Pass the Comprehensive ARA Accrediting exam.
Reasons to Become an Accredited Rural Appraiser
- An ARA has demonstrated through course work, experience, work review and a comprehensive exam that they have the expertise required for these complex valuation assignments.
- Given the complexities of issues surrounding the large percentage of rural real estate throughout the United States, and the significant investment required to purchase this land, a well-trained and experienced rural appraiser has vast opportunities to obtain significant business.
- 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.