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Accredited Marine Surveyors (AMS®)

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®) is intended to be an organization of Professional Marine Surveyors who have come together to promote the good image and general well being of their chosen profession. Accredited Marine Surveyor members are surveyors who have accumulated time in the profession, and have proven the technical skills necessary for SAMS highest designation of Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS®).  AMS® members must have been a SAMS Surveyor Associate (SA) for a minimum of 5 years, and additionally must pass a comprehensive written examination by the SAMS® testing committee in order to earn his or her AMS® credential.  They must also meet continuing education requirements annually in order to maintain their credentials.
 
Requirements for AMS® status are as follows:
 
  1. Candidates must be currently practicing marine surveyors with at least five (5) years surveying experience, accumulated within the past ten (10) years, in the field of expertise which accreditation is desired.
     
  2. Applicants must affirm that they will abide by the By-Laws Code of Ethics, Standards, official decisions and amendments to such of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).
     
  3. Candidates must complete an application form, supply a complete resume and submit for review a number of surveys as may be required by the Membership Committee.
     
  4. Candidates must successfully complete a written and/or an oral exam on their selected field of accreditation as prescribed by the Testing Committee and conducted by that Committee or their designated representative.  Examinations will be reviewed by the Testing Committee and submitted to the Membership Committee.
     
  5. Applicants must agree to participate in and meet all requirements of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors' (SAMS) program of continuing education as established by the Education Committee and/or Board of Directors.