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American Society of Appraisers and Embry-Riddle to Offer Courses for Accredited Aircraft Appraisers at National Aircraft Finance Association Annual Conference

by Alison Ho | Jan 13, 2017

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) will offer an eight-hour course for accredited aircraft appraisers earning continuing education credits at the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) annual conference, Tuesday, March 21, at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

This eight-hour course was designed to provide real world skills and best practices that attendees can take back to their offices and use, this year's program has been designed to create a more technical learning experience. It will feature topics such as new FAA maintenance regulations, Nextgen and mandatory equipage by 2020, insurance experts addressing appraisal issues with aircraft with damage history, and more.       

For those interested in applying for appraisal accreditation with ASA, ASA has partnered with ERAU for the development and implementation of a series of four courses for professional aircraft appraisers (ME201ACS – ME204ACS). Successful completion of these courses will provide participants the necessary fundamental appraisal coursework to apply for professional accreditation through ASA in the Machinery and Technical Specialties (MTS) discipline with a specialty in aircraft appraisal. The courses will also include curriculum covering commercial, business and general aviation aircraft including fixed-wing and rotorcraft, and other aerospace assets. The first of these four courses, Introduction to Aircraft Appraisal, begins October 20, 2017 at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.

For more information about the ASA/Embry-Riddle aircraft valuation program, visit ASA Online, email or call (800) 272-8258.

ASA Contact: Todd Paradis, Director of Marketing/Communications, ASA, Office: (703) 733-2124, or Richard Berkdmeier, ASA, member of the Machinery & Technical Specialties Discipline Committee,

ERAU Contact: James Roddey, Director of Communications, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198;

American Society of Appraisers
 The American Society of Appraisers is a world renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. As the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all appraisal specialists, ASA is devoted to providing the highest possible standards in all areas of ethics, professionalism, education and designation criteria. Visit or call (800) 272-8258.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.

National Aircraft Finance Association
The National Aircraft Finance Association is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft; improving the industry’s service to the public; and working with government agencies to foster a greater understanding of our members’ needs. Information on the NAFA annual conference can be found here.