In its efforts to remain on the cutting edge of industry education, the Real Estate Division in cooperation with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) has developed a program for the professional assessor in Canada. The program covers the fundamental concepts of appraisal, assessment administration, and computer assisted mass appraisal.
The program meets the educational course requirements for the IAAO’s designations: Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE), Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES), and Mass Appraisal Specialist (MAS). The final course in the program includes the option of completing a case study examination, accepted by the IAAO as meeting one of the demonstration report requirements towards the RES, CAE, and MAS designations.
The Institute of Municipal Assessors recognizes completion of the Certificate Program in Real Property Assessment as meeting the core educational requirements leading to the AIMA and the MIMA designations. In addition, the IMA recognizes the Comprehensive Case Study as being equivalent to the residential mass appraisal demonstration report.
In addition, the program has been endorsed by the Trans-Canadian Assessment Training Program Steering Committee as meeting or exceeding all of its requirements for a core education course, and has been adopted by several jurisdictions as meeting their entry level employment requirements.