Requirements

Membership Requirements

  • Applicants must be individuals. Company applications are not accepted.
  • All applicants and members agree to conform to the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America Code of Ethics and to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of The Appraisal Foundation.
  • Only Certified Senior Appraiser members may use the professional designation CSA and Association logo on their name cards. Companies may identify that they have CSA appraisers on staff on their letterheads and advertisements.

Note: We will return any application that is not complete and/or legible. In the event that membership is denied the application fee will be returned less a $50.00 processing fee.

CSA – Certified Senior Appraiser

  • Have a minimum of five (5) years current, on going, documented, market oriented machinery and equipment appraisal experience.
  • Complete and pass the 15-hour USPAP Course.
  • Have sixty (60) hours of education related to appraisal valuation and methodology. The 15-hour USPAP Course may be a part of the sixty (60) hours.
  • Pass the EAANA Comprehensive Exam. Any proctoring fee incurred is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Submit four (4) printed copies of the report or email a pdf document of a USPAP and EAANA compliant, current within the past year, client unidentifiable, Appraisal Report for review. The applicant must be the individual most responsible for the preparation/content of the report submitted and the applicant’s signature must appear on both the certification as required by USPAP and the cover letter as required by EAANA
  • The Applicant must fulfill financial obligations and supply required confidential references.

CSA Re-accreditation

  • Re-accredit every five (5) years to retain CSA designation.
  • Submit four (4) printed copies of the report or email a pdf document of a USPAP and EAANA compliant, current within the past year, client unidentifiable, Appraisal Report for review. The applicant must be the individual most responsible for the preparation/content of the report submitted and the applicant’s signature must appear on both the certification as required by USPAP and the cover letter as required by EAANA.
  • Complete the 7-hour USPAP Update or the 15 Hour USPAP Course every two (2) years.
  • Seventy (70) hours of credit are required to re-accredit every five years. A minimum of forty percent (40%) of the hours must be in continuing education, of which must include successful completion of either the 7-hour update or the15-hour USPAP course. Hours may be cumulative over a five (5) year period and credit will be given for professional development areas such as publishing, teaching, and organizational leadership.

CM – Candidate Member

  • Complete and pass the 15-hour USPAP Course within a reasonable time after being accepted as a candidate.
  • Pass the EAANA Comprehensive Examination within a reasonable time after being accepted as a candidate. Any proctoring fee incurred is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • When applying for Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA) you must submit four (4) printed copies of the report or email a pdf document of a USPAP and EAANA compliant, current within the past year, client unidentifiable Appraisal Report for review. The applicant must be the individual most responsible for the preparation/content of the report submitted and the applicant’s signature must appear on both the certification as required by USPAP and the cover letter as required by EAANA.
  • Fulfill financial obligations and supply required confidential references.

AM – Associate Member

Any person with interest in market oriented equipment appraising and EAANA may join as an Associate Member. Associate Members are non-appraisers and may not identify themselves as appraiser members of the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America.