REAA Residential Designation Program

The REAA Residential Designation Program

Certified Master Appraiser


To further the REAA’s goal of promoting the appraisal profession and advancing our members, we offer a Residential Designation Program which promotes professionalism, ethics, and adherence to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  Designation indicates the highest level of professionalism in the Real Estate Appraisal Profession.  As such, Certified Appraisers who wish to obtain the REAA Residential Designation of Certified Master Appraiser (CMA) must be willing to apply adequate time and effort into meeting all qualifications including the demonstration of

  • the highest ethical standards
  • advanced education
  • practical experience 
  • dedication to the profession through mentoring

Designation Program Mission Statement:

To promote our membership by demonstrating their professionalism, adherence to USPAP, and dedication to ethics, advanced education, mentoring, and the highest standards of appraisal practice.


Questions regarding the CMA Designation should be directed to the Designation Coordinator listed for your local REAA Chapter, or to the Corporate Designation Coordinator Emilie Barnes at