EDUCATION: EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
In order to be granted the Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA) designation the Alberta Assessors’ Association requires that candidates obtain sufficient education and experience to become an Accredited Member.
There are six required components to become an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA)
- Become a Candidate Member.
- Fulfill the Core Education Requirements.
- Complete the Tools for Practicing Assessment in Alberta.
- Complete the Demonstration Appraisal Report.
- Meet the Experience Requirements
- Submit Application for Accreditation and complete the Oral Examination.
Note that a Candidate Member is allowed eight years from the date the Candidate membership is approved in which to meet the requirements of the AMAA designation. If the Candidate Member exceeds this time limitation, s/he may be required to satisfy new accreditation requirements in existence or become an Associate member.
*For Candidate Members applying for membership after September 1, 2008 or for Candidate Members taking the Tools for Practicing Assessment in Alberta after September 1, 2008, the Legislative Addendum is not required. The information contained above is a summary. Current Bylaws, Regulations and Acts should be consulted for the purpose of clarification.
For more information, please contact the Association.
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 the University of British Columbia and UBC-affiliated post-secondaries offering courses in assessment and mass appraisal courses provide Candidate Members with the fundamental knowledge and background to necessary to become professional assessors. A diploma in the following programs will be the only acceptable proof of completion of core education requirements towards the AMAA designation: The two-year full-time study or the part-time distance learning optiLakeland College Business Administration Diploma with a major in Appraisal and Assessment on of University of British Columbia (UBC) Diploma in Urban Land Economics (DULE), Assessment Specialization or a UBC-affiliated post secondary offering the same or equivalent courses of the DULE may meet the Core Education requirements towards accreditation.
Distance learning and part-time studies are options in completing the core education requirements. These institutions may grant exemptions to certain courses based on transcripts from other post-secondary institutions. For instance, Candidate members with specific post-secondary business credentials (eg. a B.Comm) may apply for the Alberta Assessors' Association "AMAA fast-track" Program" through the University of British Columbia's Real Estate Division to meet the Core Education requirements.
Inquire with the institutions for more information. If employed in the assessment field, some employers may pay for course fees and other related fees to become accredited.