Education: Become A Candidate Member
The first step in getting your designation is to become a Candidate Member. The Candidate Member is the entry-level membership category for those wishing to pursue the AMAA designation. A Candidate Membership provides numerous benefits which include networking opportunities with other assessment professionals, access to the private members discussion forum, professional development workshops, seminars, member discounts and much more. Please visit the Membership page for full details.
To become a Candidate Member of the Alberta Assessors’ Association, an applicant must:
be 18 years of age or older;
possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
be actively engaged in the practice of assessment;
submit the Application for Membership form with all requested documentation;
pay the Candidate Member application fee and relevant membership dues; and
commit to completing accreditation requirements within eight years.
A Candidate Member is entitled to be registered as an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta if s/he
has been a Candidate Member for at least 12 months prior to making application for accreditation;
provides a completed Application for Accreditation to the Registration Committee, providing evidence acceptable to the Registration Committee that the applicant is engaged in the practice of assessment and has completed all of the accreditation requirements;
requests an oral examination within 12 months after being advised by the Association Registrar that the applicant meets the requirements for registration as an Accredited Municipal Assessor or Alberta;
pays the application fee in accordance with the bylaws; and, meets one of the following three requirements:
1. (a) has obtained from a post-secondary education institution a diploma or degree in assessment or a related field NOTE: Effective September 1, 2008, a Diploma in Urban Land Economics (DULE), Assessment Specialization, from the University of British Columbia, or a Business Administration Diploma in Appraisal and Assessment from Lakeland College will be the ONLY post-secondary diplomas accepted as Core Education requirements towards an AMAA designation.;
(b) has completed the Tools for Practicing Assessment in Alberta or other mandatory courses;
(c) has completed a Demonstration Appraisal Report according to established procedures;
(d) can demonstrate having at least 48 months of experience in the practice of assessment;
(e) has submitted an Application for Accreditation with the appropriate fee to the Association;
(f) has successfully passed an Oral Examination and received acceptance by the Registration Committee; OR
2. (a) is registered in good standing with a reciprocal association that is recognized by the Executive Committee as having substantively equivalent competence and practice requirements;
(b) has successfully completed any examinations and reports required by the Executive Committee; and,
(c) has at least 48 months of experience in the practice of assessment; OR
3. has satisfied the Registration Committee as having a combination of education, training, experience, examinations and other qualifications that demonstrates the competence required for registration as an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta.