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Municipal Assessor

Municipal assessors determine the value of land, buildings, businesses, structures and certain types of machinery and equipment for property tax purposes.

Contact

Alberta Assessors' Association (AAA)
101, 10555-172 St.
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1P1
Canada

Call: 780-483-4222
Email: info@assessor.ab.ca
Website: www.assessor.ab.ca

Legislation

Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA) is a protected title under Alberta's Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act  [pdf] and Municipal Assessor Regulation [pdf].  This means that to call yourself an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta, you must be registered as an accredited member of the Alberta Assessors' Association (AAA). You do not have to be registered if you do not call yourself an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta.

What You Need

Registration requires:

  • A diploma or degree in assessment from an approved post-secondary school, or equivalent
  • Successful completion of AAA’s Tools for Practicing Assessment in Alberta course on Alberta-specific legislation and other topics
  • At least 4 years of assessment experience
  • Successful completion of AAA’s demonstration appraisal report and oral interview
  • Acceptable references

Alternately, the candidate may be eligible for registration if they can demonstrate that they have an acceptable combination of education, training, experience and examinations.

In addition to these requirements, the applicant must be legally authorized to work in Canada and have been a Candidate member of AAA for at least 1 year.

For detailed official information about registration requirements, contact the Alberta Assessors' Association (AAA).

Working in Alberta

Municipal assessors who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if certified assessors in Alberta and the jurisdiction which the applicant originates have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the Alberta Assessors' Association (AAA) website.

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