Real estate appraisers and real estate appraiser candidates require a licence from the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) in order to perform appraisals on a fee for service basis in Alberta. To become licensed by RECA as a real estate appraiser or real estate appraiser candidate for the first time, a person must first be eligible. Eligibility requires that an applicant:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Be proficient in the English language; and
- Be a member in good standing of a recognized appraisal association.
Individuals who wish to become licensed as candidates or appraisers in Alberta for the first time must become a member in good standing of a professional appraisers’ association recognized by RECA prior to becoming licensed in Alberta. Each association establishes standards of education and training required to become members in good standing. Further information regarding the recognized appraisal associations see below.
Alberta Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada
Canadian National Association of Real Estate Appraisers
Alberta Assessors’ Association
For more information on the eligibility requirements and how to meet them, click here.
Once the above requirements are met, individuals must complete the Real Estate Appraisers Program (AP). AP is comprised of one course entitled, Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta. This course is available online through RECA Education (www.reca.ca). Successful completion of the course and the final exam must be done within 120 days from the date the course was purchased in order to be valid for licensing.
To begin the eligibility process, an individual must complete an Education Eligibility Application Form. To access the form click here: Education Eligibility Application Form.
For further information regarding the real estate appraisers education requirements to become licensed for the first time, please click the link below.
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