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Become an ISTAT Certified Appraiser

In order to be considered to join the ISTAT Appraisers Program (IAP) as an Appraiser Candidate, one must have a minimum of two years of full-time professional aviation-related experience and a minimum of a four-year bachelor’s degree or a three-year bachelor’s degree with at least one year’s worth of credits towards a master’s degree is required. (Each year of education may be substituted with two years of work experience). Prior to submitting an application (found here), one must complete ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction Online Tutorial (found here). As part of the application process, one most secure sponsorship of an ISTAT Certified Senior Appraiser or an ISTAT Certified Appraiser who has been certified for a minimum of five years.

Should you have any questions regarding the IAP please contact Jeff Straebler, Executive Director, ISTAT Appraisers Program at or

Advancement to Senior Appraiser

In order to sit for the exam to become an ISTAT Certified Senior Appraiser, at the time of the exam, an ISTAT Certified Appraiser must have held such status for at least twenty-three months and have a minimum of seven years full-time professional aviation-related experience, of which no less than six years shall have been spent conducting aircraft appraisals. The application may be found here.