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Aviation Management Professional (AvMP)

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AvMP IATA Professional Designation

Demonstrate your commitment to the aviation profession and your expertise by validating your education, experience and competency. Prove your knowledge and skills to the market and potential employers by earning the IATA AvMP designation.

With the proper aviation training, knowledge of the industry, and an IATA designation, you will be sure you’re on top of your game and at the same time earn the necessary credentials that are globally recognized.

Application requirements

To be eligible for the IATA AvMP designation, you must be employed at the time of application and meet the minimum education and work experience requirements below:

Education Relevant full-time experience*
Required supporting documents:

Master's degree

4 years

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Proof of Education/Training**
  3. Letter of Motivation***
  4. Two Reference Letters****
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Bachelor's degree

5 years

Diploma or Certificate

8 years

*Management experience, military aviation or civil airport engineering backgrounds do not qualify.
**Copy of University Degree, Trade or Professional Diploma and/or Certificate
***The letter should include the motivation behind your application for this designation
****Two reference letters from your current and previous employers detailing your job title, description and the duration of your appointment

New to the industry? You can earn your professional designation:

Graduates of all IATA diplomas listed under the link below*, automatically meet the requirements for the AvMP designation and can apply for their AvMP designation with special conditions and at a discounted price.

Applicant TypePriceValidity Period
​Graduates of eligible IATA diplomas*​USD100​​3 years
​IATA Authorized Training Center (ATC) Instructors ​USD300​​3 years
​Other Applicants​USD600​​3 years
​*Diplomas are only eligible if completed in the last 5 years

Maintain your designation

Your IATA AvMP designation remains valid for a period of three years. To renew your designation, you must demonstrate that you have furthered your professional development over the past 36 months by earning 50 “points” by:

  • Continuing to work in the aviation industry – 10 points per year
  • Keeping your skills current by completing IATA aviation courses (all except Cargo and Travel Agency) – 10 points per course
  • Participating in the advancement of the field as a trainer or guest speaker – 10 points per activity
  • Attending an industry training related event – 5 points per event
  • Purchasing a relevant industry publication – 5 points
  • Being a member of an industry association – 5 points
  • Actively promoting the IATA AvMP Designation Program to attract new members– 5 points per referral

The application for renewal of all applicants must be accompanied by the following supporting documents: 

As applicable
  • Copy of your current IATA AvMP designation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reference letter(s) from your current and/or previous employer(s) detailing your job title, description, and duration of your appointment and supporting your work experience over the past 36 months


  • IATA certificates for the past 36 months
  • Proof of participation as a trainer or guest speaker
  • Proof of attendance at industry events
  • Proof of purchase of relevant industry publications
  • Proof of membership of an industry association
  • Proof of promotion of the IATA Professional Designation Program resulting in new applications

Renewal Application Fees

Applicant TypePriceValidity Period
​Graduates of all IATA diplomas​USD100​​3 years
​IATA Authorized Training Center (ATC) Instructors ​USD300​​3 years
​Other Applicants​USD300​​3 years
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