The Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) is a nonprofit professional association that accredits and certifies appraisers of machinery and equipment. Accredited appraisers must have a minimum of five years of buying, selling and appraising experience; certified appraisers must have at least seven. Members also must be employed by a company that is a member of the Machinery Dealers National Association.
Established in 1983, the association has nearly 300 members around the world. The foundations of AMEA are its Code of Ethics and Standards and Procedures of Professional Appraisal Practice. The Standards and Procedures for Professional Appraisal Practice conform to the Uniform Standards and Procedures of Professional Appraisal Practice, established by The Appraisal Foundation.