Specialization Designations

                          SPECIALIZATION DESIGNATIONS APPLY ONLY TO AMS® MEMBERS.

Y, SC - Yachts, Small Craft:

An AMS® member who has acquired at least five years of professional surveying experience on yachts and/or small commercial vessels up to 200 Gross Domestic Registered Tons, (500 ITC), and has attained a passing grade on the SAMS® Yachts and Small Craft examination.
yacht

H&M - Hull and Machinery:

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in conducting surveys of commercial vessels for five of the last ten years and has attained a passing grade on the SAMS® Hull and Machinery examination. A member who holds an Unlimited Merchant Mariners license for Third Mate, Third Engineer or higher category is considered to have met the examination requirements.
oil rig

C - Cargo:

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in performing surveys of the loading, unloading, inspection and shipment of cargo on merchant vessels for five of the last ten years and has attained a passing grade on the SAMS® Cargo examination. A member who holds an Unlimited Merchant Mariners license for Third Mate, Third Engineer or higher category is considered to have met the examination requirements.
cargo

E - Engines:

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in performing surveys of marine engines, of 500 hp or greater, for five of the last ten years and has attained a passing grade on the SAMS® Engine examination.
engine

FV - Fishing Vessel:

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in performing surveys of commercial fishing vessels for five of the last ten years, and attained a passing grade on the SAMS® Fishing Vessel examination.
fishing boat

CW - Commercial Workboat

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in  performing surveys of inspected or uninspected commercial workboats,  generally below 1600 GT, for five of the last ten years, and has obtained a passing grade on the SAMS® Commercial Workboats examination. Commercial Workboats include, but are not limited to, vessels such as tugs, barges, offshore supply vessels, lift boats, dredges, utility boats, commercial dive boats, and inspected passenger vessels."

SAMS

The Specialization Designations listed above indicate the areas of the Surveyor's experience. The listing of these designations is provided solely to guide users of this roster in their selection of a SAMS® surveyor, and is not intended to certify or imply the certification of competence of individual members.

Honorary Designator: The honorary designator Senior Marine Surveyor (AMS®-SMS) is reserved for Accredited Marine Surveyors who have made significant long term contributions to the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors and who have documented active participation in the profession of marine surveying for at least 20 years. Designees must be nominated by two past presidents and be approved by SAMS® Board of Directors. The designator must be displayed as AMS®-SMS in all advertising.

The acceptance of and the responsibility for satisfactory performance of assignments rests solely with the individual member. Neither the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors Inc.®, nor any of its officers, directors, committee chairpersons nor employees assume any responsibility concerning misrepresentations, errors in judgment or negligence on a part of an individual member of the Society

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®, its Officers, Directors, members or employees assume no responsibility for actions of its members for any misrepresentation, negligence, or judgmental errors.  The acceptance of, and responsibility for satisfactory performance of assignments rests solely with the individual member.