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SRA Designation Requirements

The SRA membership designation is held by professionals who provide a wide range of services for residential properties related to providing opinions of value, evaluations, reviews, consulting, and advice regarding investment decisions, among other things.

Individuals seeking SRA designated membership must complete prerequisites and have good moral character to be eligible to enter the Residential Candidate for Designation program. Most individuals will complete these prerequisites as a Practicing Affiliate, and once finished, transition into the Candidate for Designation program pursuing designated membership.


  • Certified Real Property Appraiser (or equivalent)
  • Standards requirement
  • AI Business Practices and Ethics
  • Degree requirement (if not a certified real property appraiser)
  • Residential Elective
  • Attend Course and Pass exam: Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies / Part 1

Note: Pair and Pass Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies/Part 1 (course/exam) with Advanced Residential Report Writing/Part 2 (course/exam) to also satisfy the Residential Demonstration of Knowledge requirement (below).

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Candidate for Designation Policy Manual

View program requirements, equivalencies, alternative paths, and additional resources.


Interested in Pursuing the SRA Designation?

Consider joining as a Practicing Affiliate to enjoy the benefits of affiliation while fulfilling the prerequisites for this designation.


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