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)
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.
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.