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The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. ASA members perform appraisals for one or more of the disciplines listed at the left. They also belong to one or more chapters that are grouped into geographic regions. ASA is run by a Board of Governors made up of representatives from the disciplines and regions. In addition, ASA has two other affiliated organizations, our Educational Foundation and our Political Action Committee. ASA also has the ASA College of Fellows that is comprised of Accredited Senior Appraisers who have been recognized by their peers and the College of Fellows for their contributions to ASA and the appraisal profession.

News from American Society of Appraisers:

ASA Offers Assistance for Opposition on Proposed IRS Section 2704 Regulations

RESTON, Va., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Treasury Department released proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code.  These proposed regulations would make significant changes to the manner in which minority interests in family-controlled entities are value…

Reducing Risks Primary Reason for Appraisers to Pursue Appraisal Review Education

RESTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) reports that trends towards increased regulation, scrutiny, lawsuits and penalties are forcing valuation professionals from all disciplines to take a serious look at how they conduct business. Logo –…

ASA 2016 International Appraisers Conference

RESTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, valuation professionals from around the world have gathered in Boca Raton for ASA's 2016 International Appraisers Conference. They will explore and discuss the foremost trends and issues related to the appraisal profession. Logo R…

American Society of Appraisers Announces Jewelry Appraisal Handbook's 9th Edition

RESTON, Va., July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Gems and Jewelry discipline of the American Society of Appraisers has announced the release of the ninth edition of the Jewelry Appraisal Handbook, which includes a new section graphically depicting various Chain Styles; updated appraisal resea…

ASA and NAIFA Releases White Paper Addressing an Immediate Existential Threat to the Current National Appraiser Regulatory System

RESON, Va., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers have released a detailed White Paper addressing an immediate existential threat to the current national appraiser regulatory system. This looming threat…

ASA 2016-2017 Election Results

RESTON, Va., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce the results of ASA's 2016-17 elections for the new International Officers, Board of Governors and Discipline Committee Officers and Members At-Large. Those elected will officially take…

ASA and Shanghai BETTER Institute of Gemology to Offer Gems & Jewelry Appraisal Training in China

RESTON, Va., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce its collaboration with Shanghai BETTER Institute of Gemology to offer appraisal training for gems and jewelry professionals in Shanghai, China. This collaboration with Shanghai BETTER Institute…

ASA Supports HEAR Act, Ready to Provide Assistance with Potential Claims

RESTON, Va., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce its support for the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016, or HEAR Act. The bill, if passed, would address existing issues with state statutes of limitation that often preclude an otherwis…

DOL Exempts All Appraisals from its "Fiduciary" Final Rule

Likely to Address Appraisal Issues in a Separate Rulemaking RESTON, Va., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its release of a final rule tied to the imposition of "fiduciary" status to those persons who provide retirement investment advice, the Department of Labor announced in a gu…

Register Now ASA 2016 European Valuation Conference

RESTON, Va., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On May 26, 2016, European valuation professionals will gather in Prague, Czech Republic for the ASA 2016 European Valuation Conference to be held at Slovanský Dům. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160325/348102LOGO This c…

Jim Hirt, MBA, CEO of The American Society of Appraisers Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

RESTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) announces that Jim Hirt, MBA, CEO of the American Society of Appraisers, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. The CAE is the highe…

Personal Property Appraisers and Professionals Set to Explore the Sacred and the Profane

RESTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers announces the 2016 ASA Personal Property Annual Connoisseurship Conference to be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The theme for the 2016 conference is The Sacred a…

The Three Major Appraisal Organizations Announce Mission and Goals of United Coalition to Promote Personal Property Standards

RESTON, Va., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The three major personal property appraisal organizations jointly announce an initiative to educate the public regarding meaningful qualification standards for Appraisers. The Appraisers Association of America, American Society of Appraisers a…

ASA Appraisal Courses at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

RESTON, Va., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Beginning January 2016, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will offer Principles of Valuation classes taught by accredited senior appraisers with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Logo – http://photos.prnewswir…

9th International Conference on the Valuation of Plant and Machinery and Equipment Attracts Major Sponsors

RESTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Organizers for the 9th International Conference on the Valuation of Plant Machinery and Equipment (ICVPME) are pleased to announce the growing support from major corporate and institutional sponsors. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.co…

ASA to Collaborate with NAIFA by Offering Joint Real Property Education and Networking Opportunities at the 2015 International Appraisers Conference

RESTON, Va., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA –http://www.appraisers.org/Home) is pleased to announce their collaboration with the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA – http://www.naifa.com/) in offering joint Re…

ASA Releases New Edition of Popular Jewelry Appraisal Handbook

RESTON, Va., June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Gems and Jewelry discipline of the American Society of Appraisers has announced that the eighth edition of the Jewelry Appraisal Handbook is now available for the first time for online purchase in both PDF and hard-copy versions. Logo – http:/…

ASA to Help Insurance Professionals Address Growing Challenges Through Better Understanding and Utilization of Gems & Jewelry Appraisal Report Writing

RESTON, Va., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today's insurance professionals face growing challenges due to increased loss claims and fraud by policyholders relating to gems and jewelry. Reports by Enservio[1] and the U.S. Department of Justice[2] on rising jewelry loss claims from weath…

New Education Initiative Launched to Address Anticipated Demand for Accredited Personal Property Appraisers

RESTON, Va., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces the launch of a new education initiative to address the anticipated demand for accredited personal property appraisers. Such demand is tied to the strong growth the trusts and estates industry is fore…

American Society of Appraisers to Offer Advanced Appraisal Course for Mining Specialists

RESTON, Va., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) will offer its popular mining valuation course to be held September 9-11, 2015 in Butte, MT. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150515/216326LOGO ASA's popular Identification and App…

SBA's Just-Released SOP Revisions Clarify That Properly Qualified Real Estate Appraisers Are Authorized to Perform Going Concern Appraisals of Businesses With Special Purpose Properties

ASA's Allocating Components in Going Concern Valuations Course Receives CAP Approval RESTON, Va., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On May 4, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an Information Notice updating its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). As part of the Notice, SBA…

ASA Signs Government Relations Agreement With Leading Rural Property Management and Appraisal Organization

RESTON, Va., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announce the signing of an agreement with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®) to support ASFMRA government relations activities on a national and state level. Details of th…

Todd A. Zigrang Named Chair of ASA HSIG

RESTON, Va., Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — International President, Gary L. Smith, ASA, MGA, has named Todd A. Zigrang, ASA, President of Health Capital Consultants, to the position of Chair of the American Society of Appraisers Healthcare Special Interest Group (ASA HSIG). Mr. Zigrang is a membe…

Blockbuster Faculty Announced for ASA HSIG's Upcoming Two-Day Healthcare Advanced Valuation Course Session

RESTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A blockbuster faculty lineup has been assembled for the upcoming American Society of Appraisers Healthcare Special Interest Group (ASA HSIG) advanced healthcare valuation course session, sponsored by the ASA Chicago Chapter, which will be held in C…

ASA to Air Private Company Wealth Tutorial Webinar for Business Advisers

RESTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers will air a tutorial webinar for business advisers titled "Unlocking Private Company Wealth" on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 1:00-3:00p.m. ET. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/201…

The American Society of Appraisers Annual 2015 Personal Property Conference

RESTON, Va., Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is pleased to announce its upcoming 2015 Personal Property Conference: Issues in Determining the Authenticity in Visual Art and Objects, the Catalogue Raisonne, Art Scholarship and Value in the Marketplace…

ASA Teams Up With Embry-Riddle and JSSI to Provide Aviation Valuation Education in 2015

RESTON, Va., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is pleased to announce its partnership with two of the top aviation and aerospace educators in the world, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Jet Support Services Inc (JSSI), to provide training in aviat…

ASA Re-Launches Business Valuation Challenge Exam

RESTON, Va., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces the re-launch of the Business Valuation Challenge Exam (Challenge Exam) for accreditation. One of the requirements for advancement to Accredited Member (AM) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA…

Blockbuster Faculty Announced for ASA HSIG's Upcoming Two-Day Healthcare Valuation Conference

RESTON, Va., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A blockbuster faculty lineup has been announced for the upcoming American Society of Appraisers Healthcare Special Interest Group (ASA HSIG) two-day healthcare valuation conference, to be held in St. Louis, MO, on Friday, April 25, through Saturday…

American Society of Appraisers to Offer Unique Course Assisting Insurance Professionals in Preparing Gem and Jewelry Appraisal Reports for Coverage

RESTON, Va., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today's insurance professionals face growing challenges due to increased loss claims and fraud by policyholders relating to gems and jewelry. Reports by Enservio[1] and the U.S. Department of Justice[2] on rising jewelry loss claims fro…

ASA to Host Webinar Discussing Valuation of Private Minority Interests, and How They Are Actually Bought and Sold Based on Economics, Not Discounts

RESTON, Va., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce the hosting of a webinar titled Private Minority Interests Are NOT Bought or Sold Based On Discounts! to air Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 2:00-4:00p.m. ET. Photo – http://photos.…

Reducing Risks Primary Reason for Appraisers to Pursue Appraisal Review Education

RESTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce the offering of ARM201 – Appraisal Review and Management course to be held March 20-23, 2014 in Chicago, IL. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140214/PH65358L…

ASA-Designated Going Concern Appraisers Poised for Expanded Business Opportunities and Increased Revenue Potential

RESTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce the release of a new educational course titled "Allocating Components in Going Concern Appraisals", developed in response to new requirements impacting SBA-backed business loans…

New OnDemand Cost of Capital Course Released

The American Society of Appraisers announces the release of a new OnDemand course titled Cost of Capital. RESTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Estimating cost of capital is one of the most important considerations for business valuation, capital budgeting, feasibility studies and corpor…

2014 Course Schedule Released for ASA HSIG Multidisciplinary Advanced Education in Healthcare Valuation Program

RESTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces the release of the 2014 course schedule for the Society's Multidisciplinary Advanced Education in Healthcare Valuation Program. Designed to meet the need for a comprehensive, multidiscipli…

Challenges to Appraisers in Tax Court Prompt Hosting of Upcoming Conference in San Francisco

RESTON, Va., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers announces the hosting of a conference: How to be a Successful and Effective Expert Witness (March 5-6) to take place at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California. Demand for the event stems from a g…

New Healthcare Valuation Education Program Launched by ASA

RESTON, Va., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces the launch of a new multidisciplinary advanced education in healthcare valuation program. Designed to meet the need for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary framework for analyzing healthcare enter…

ASA Ranks Top in Business Valuation Credentials

RESTON, Va., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce the ASA credential has received the highest ranking of business valuation credentials based on a recent study conducted by Business Valuation Resources. Reported in the 2013 Business Valuation…

American Society of Appraisers to Debut New Cost of Capital

Advanced Online Education Course for Valuation Professionals November 1-2, 2012 RESTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces a new Cost of Capital advanced online education course for valuation professionals to debut November 1-2, 2012. Pres…

American Society of Appraisers Congratulates New Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council

RESTON, Va., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) congratulates Sir David Tweedie, new Chairman-Elect of the London, United Kingdom based International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC). ASA has been a long time supporter of the IVSC and its effort to prom…