Appraiser Designation


Glenn J. Rigdon, BS, BSCS, MA, MRICS, ASA ( was designated as an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Real Property - Urban by the American Society of Appraisers in 1993, or about 15 years ago, and is designated as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or RICS with specialization in commercial real estate and commercial valuation.  He was issued appraisal license #121 by the State of Michigan when appraiser licensing was first implemented in 1991, and appraisal license #345 in the State of Wisconsin in 1993.  He now holds License # A.0002773-CG in the State of Nevada.  


The ASA's Guide to Professional Accreditation explains the procedures for accreditation within the ASA.  The Real Property Guide to Professional Accreditation provides further detail for the real property specialty.


Education / Experience

To qualify for Accredited Senior Appraiser status, an individual / member of the ASA must have a minimum of 5 years of full-time appraisal experience or the equivalent within their specialty area. At least 2 years of full-time appraisal experience or the equivalent are necessary for Accredited Member status. Collateral and/or related activities are not considered appraisal experience.


A Bachelor's degree or equivalent education is now required if you are seeking an ASA Designation.  Additional requirements are noted regarding appraisal courses and specific appraisal course hours, appraisal types completed, appraisal reviews and testing.


The American Society of Appraisers is an organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. International in structure, it is self-supporting and independent. The oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists, the society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA's headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. 


A link to a summary qualifications page is also available on this site.  Glenn J. Rigdon, BS, BSCS, MA, MRICS, ASA




While some individuals would like you to believe that a designation assures quality, in fact a designation (regardless of its origin) DOES NOT guarantee competence nor does it guarantee the quality of an appraisal report.  Some individuals with designations don't have college degrees and many were not required to meet the current educational / experience requirements for the designation they hold.  Appraisal organizations have a long-standing history of protecting their members, they do not purge those who are less qualified.  So take care, an make sure that the appraiser that you select is indeed qualified for the assignment before you contact with them.   



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