I wanted to take a minute to share an impressive achievement awarded to David Pietig in our office. He earned the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in the discipline of Machinery and Technical Specialties (MTS) by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). David has held a Certified Equipment Appraiser (CEA) designation from the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) for over ten years.
The process to becoming an accredited senior appraiser involves several steps. The first step, becoming an ASA candidate, involves applying for membership, completing and passing the 15-hour USPAP course and exam, and passing the ASA ethics exam. The next step for Machinery and Technical Specialties is taking four (4) 30-hour classes. Each class requires passing a comprehensive test at the end with the final test a culmination of all four classes.
Once that is completed, candidates must supply an appraisal report to be reviewed to ensure USPAP compliance, verify education requirements and submit an appraisal log documenting experience in appraisal work and reporting.
All of this goes to the Board of Examiners where it is reviewed by two members and then sent to the Board of Examiners for Approval.
The quality of appraisal work and practice has always been excellent at Arlington and we are happy to have this extra feather in our cap.
Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) - Machinery and Technical Specialties.