Today is the age of specialization and the real estate profession is no exception to the rule. Real estate appraising is a complex field requiring . Appraisers' opinions can play an important part in almost any real estate transaction. For this reason an ASA Designated Independent Appraiser should be consulted. There are many steps in process of being designated an appraiser, our national organization has published guidelines for the process. We host a monthly meeting for our members  and guests, please visit our event calendar for details about time and location.


The Central Oklahoma Chapter is a local chapter of the American Society of Appraisers that is dedicated to furthering appraisers in all aspects of the appraisal profession with:

  • Education: Our Chapter offers numerous classes each year to help further the appraiser's knowledge to enhance their personal business. Check out the education page for current classes.
  • Meetings: The Central Oklahoma Chapter is proud to announce that we hold our meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month except December. To benefit personal schedules, our monthly meeting alternate between lunch and dinner. The December Holiday/Awards Banquet is the 2nd Saturday of December.
  • Referrals: Ourmembers do refer work out to other members of our chapter.
  • Networking: ASA members are known for their willingness to mentor and assist other appraisers with questions on appraisal assignments

The Central Oklahoma Chapter is one of the largest and most active chapters in the association.

What is ASA?

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) was founded in 1961 as a non profit professional association of real estate appraisers. Today, our Association has chapters through-out the United States, Mexico, Canada, and we continue to grow both in number and stature.

What is the Purpose of ASA?

The Association's objectives are to raise the standards of the appraisal profession, gain recognition for its members as qualified professionals, and to promote fellowship among appraisers. These objectives are achieved through regular monthly meetings and regularly held educational courses which provide the opportunity to: 

  • exchange experiences and ideas to the betterment of the profession and the public,
  • maintain and encourage a code of ethics of the highest standards for members,
  • gain recognition for its members as qualified professionals,
  • encourage educational pursuits for members in attaining a high standard of proficiency in their chosen specialty.

What is a designation?

Appraisal Designations provide clients with peace of mind in an ever-changing real estate world.  ASA's designation program was formed to provide assurance to clients that they are getting a qualified, experienced, competent appraiser with up to date education and knowledge of industry standards. The American Society of Appraisers, a founding member of The Appraisal Foundation, awards its designations to appraiser Members who have successfully met its rigorous requirements. To see the IFA Designation Requirements, click here.

Why should I seek out the services of a designated appraiser?

There are many professional appraisers in the world today who are not designated; however, considering the size of your investment it would appear obvious that seeking out the professional services of a designated appraiser who has demonstrated his/her ability above and beyond that of the minimum state requirements would be a prudent decision on your part.

ASA offers four designation types (click on any designation to see its requirements):