These professional status categories are awarded to individuals, not to corporations or other business organizations. Only Senior Appraisers may use the designation “ISTAT” after their names. An Appraiser Fellow may use the designation “FISTAT.” The category of “Candidate” is established to formalize the status of applicants wishing to join the program.
“Appraiser Fellow” is an honorary designation, and may be bestowed by the Appraisers’ International Board of Governors (IBG) on a Senior Appraiser who has rendered outstanding service to the appraisal profession and the Society.
Ethical practices and conduct required of the appraisers accredited by the Society are clearly defined in the ISTAT publication, Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics.
*Denotes having served on the IBG