The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS®) was established during the 1980’s by a small group of surveying professionals wishing to advance their craft. More on this and the general philosophy of SAMS® can be found under SAMS® History and Philosophy.
SAMS® Membership Roster includes close to 1000 surveyors in the United States and over 20 other countries around the world.
SAMS® shall have three primary classes of membership: Accredited Marine Surveyors, Surveyor Associates, and Affiliate Members.
Once each year, we hold our International Meeting & Educational Conference (IMEC) for members across the globe, and discuss such topics as standards, recommended practices, damage avoidance, advanced inspection methods, and legal liabilities.