The Appraisal Institute of Canada’s (AIC) Introduction to Professional Practice (ITPP) course is a requirement for those individuals interested in becoming a Candidate Member of Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). The course is a requirement for both the CRA and AACI designations.
The course is designed and presented by designated AIC members and is delivered through UBC’s distance learning platform. Students may begin the course at any time and proceed at their own pace, providing they complete the course within one year of registration.
The course is divided into five modules:
Module 1: Introduction to CUSPAP
Module 2: Ethics and Conduct
Module 3: Practice Standards
Module 4: Regulations and Policies
Module 5: Insurance
Students must complete Module 1 first, then may complete the other modules in their order of preference.
To successfully finish the course, participants will need to complete a quiz at the end of each module achieving a passing grade of 60% or higher, within one year of registering in the course. If a grade of 60% is not achieved on any quiz, the participant must rewrite the quiz before proceeding. A $25 fee applies per rewrite attempt.
Once participants have successfully completed all of the modules and quizzes, proof of competition is automatically uploaded to the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s database provided you entered your AIC member number during registration.
Introduction to Professional Practice 2022-2023: $345
Other valuation organizations may recognize the ITPP course as a demonstration of Canadian valuation standards for designation or workplace purposes. The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) accepts the ITPP course for Canadian residents as meeting the appraisal standards requirement for IAAO designations. Note that IAAO members seeking recertification are recommended to instead register in the Professional Practice Seminar (PPS). Non-AIC students wishing to register in ITPP must first obtain an AIC membership number, as this is required for the course’s administration (please note this AIC membership number is required only for registration purposes, this does not require students to qualify for membership in AIC).