Accreditation OverviewMany ASFMRA members carry the distinction of being accredited, the highest recognition given by the society. This designation is achieved only after years of professional service, many rigorous hours of education and comprehensive testing conducted by the Society. Accredited designations include Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA), and Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC).
ASFMRA accredited members lead today's agribusiness by meeting the complex needs of agriculture's changing environment. ASFMRA professionals offer expertise in biotechnology, environmental issues, changing technology, land, property, and business valuation, market trends, and governmental involvement and regulations. Understanding and treating the land with respect is more than their job, it is their passion.
Those who have earned their professional designation proudly display a high level of competence and ethical fitness for the appraisal, consulting, and management professions. To earn accreditation, rigorous education and continuing education requirements must be met and extensive practical experience in the profession must be demonstrated.
Attaining a designation from the ASFMRA recognizes dedication to a profession and to personal growth. The accredited membership is a growing network of achievers. These are people seen every year at ASFMRA meetings, conventions, and educational offerings. This network of professionals is called on for advice and the exchange of information. Individuals in this network are also called upon when a client needs an ethical, highly-qualified professional to do the job.
- Accredited Farm Manager (AFM)
- Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA)
- Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA)
- Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC)
To earn and maintain accreditation, ASFMRA members must achieve and demonstrate heightened levels of knowledge via thorough testing, continuing education, practical field experience, and ethical accountability within their designated discipline.
In order to submit your application for accreditation in any of the four specialized areas, you must meet specific skill and experience levels, take and pass all required coursework, and meet all other requirements established by the ASFMRA. Please review the Accreditation Checklists for the designation you are interested in earning. If you can check off each area as having successfully met that requirement, you are nearly ready to sit for the comprehensive examination. You are on your way to receiving the recognition you deserve for meeting the stringent standards, experience levels, and education requirements demanded of today's professional.