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Municipal or Provincial Assessor

Municipal and provincial 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)
10555 - 172 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1P1
Canada

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

Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) - Alberta
219 - 495 36th Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 6K3
Canada

Call: (403) 207-7892
Fax: (403) 207-7857
Email: aic.alberta@shawlink.ca
Website: www.aicanada.ca/province-alberta/alberta

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
314 W 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
USA

Call: 1-816-701-8100
Toll-free: 1-800-616-4226
Fax: 1-816-701-8149
Email: designations@iaao.org
Website: www.iaao.org

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act [pdf] and Qualifications of Assessor Regulation [pdf], to engage in the practice of assessment, you must be an accredited member of the Alberta Assessors’ Association (AAA) or hold a designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) or the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

Under Alberta’s Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act [pdf] and Municipal Assessor Regulation [pdf], you must register as an accredited member of the Alberta Assessors’ Association (AAA) to call yourself an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA).

You do not have to register with the AAA if you do not call yourself an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta.

What You Need

To register as an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA) with the AAA, applicants require:

  • 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
  • At least 4 years of assessment experience
  • Successful completion of AAA’s demonstration appraisal report and oral interview
  • Acceptable references
  • At least 1 year of Candidate Membership with AAA

Alternative eligibility may be considered. For details about registration requirements, contact the AAA or visit the AAA website.

To engage in the practice of assessment in Alberta, you must register as an AMAA or hold 1 of these designations:

For details about requirements, visit the organizations’ websites.

Working in Alberta

Municipal assessors who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the AAA website.

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