Alberta Assessors Association

Education: Core Education Requirements

The core education requirements are the minimum education standards required to become an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta. The education programs offered by Lakeland College and the University of British Columbia provide Candidate Members with the fundamental knowledge and background to necessary to become professional assessors. Effective September 1, 2008, achievement of a diploma in either of the following two programs will be the only acceptable proof of completion of core education requirements towards the AMAA designation. The two-year full-time study Lakeland College Business Administration Diploma with a major in Appraisal and Assessment  and the part-time distance learning option of University of British Columbia (UBC) Diploma in Urban Land Economics (DULE), Assessment Specialization, are approved programs that meet the Core Education requirements towards accreditation.

Distance learning and part-time studies is an option in completing the core education requirements. Both institutions may grant exemptions to certain courses based on transcripts from other post-secondary institutions. Inquire with the institutions for more information. If employed in the assessment field, some employers may pay for course fees and related other related fees to become accredited.
 

For Candidate Members registered with the Alberta Assessors' Association prior to September 1, 2008, core education requirements include the following:


Economics - Macro Economics
Micro Economics - Land
Communications - I (written)
Communications - II (oral)
Accounting I (financial)
Accounting II (management)
Real Estate Law (or Business Law)
Building Construction (Residential)
Building Construction (Commercial)

      Three Approaches to Value:

Cost Approach
Income Approach
Direct Sales Comparison Approach

       Mass Appraisal:

Mass Appraisal I (Fundamentals)
Mass Appraisal I (Computer Assisted)

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