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Real Estate Appraiser

Real estate appraisers estimate the value of vacant and improved residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and other real estate properties.


Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
350, 4954 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1
Phone: 403-228-2954
Toll-free: 1-888-425-2754
Fax: 403-228-3065


Real Estate Appraiser is a protected title under Alberta's Real Estate Act (PDF) and associated regulations. This means that to call yourself a Real Estate Appraiser, you must be licensed by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).

What You Need

Licensing requires membership in 1 of the following associations:

Each association sets its own education and training standards.

In addition, licensed Real Estate Appraisers must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be proficient in English
  • have a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent
  • be a Canadian citizen or have a Permanent Resident card or work permit with no study restrictions
  • submit a certified criminal record check.

For more detailed official information about licensing requirements, contact the regulatory authority below.

Working in Alberta

Real estate appraisers who are licensed by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for licensing in Alberta if licensed real estate appraisers in the 2 jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory? and the Alberta regulatory authority below.

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