Associate membership in AIC is now offered to individuals whose professional interests are served by access to information concerning real property valuation and who are not eligible for other active or retired membership categories. Typically, Associate Members are engaged in activities related to the valuation profession as employees of lending institutions, lawyers, insurers, real estate brokers or agents, accountants, individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs directly related to appraisal education, and others whose work interrelates with the appraisal profession.
Associate members are not seeking professional designation, and they do not perform any real property valuation or related work including consulting or advisory services base on valuation principles for a fee, salary or other remuneration in Canada.
Former AIC members in good standing who are no longer practicing valuation may join as Associates. Associate memberships are personal, and cannot be transferred or applied to business organizations. Associate members are not required to participate in the AIC mandatory continuing professional development program.
Associate members are not eligible for the errors and omissions liability insurance program and cannot hold themselves out as designated valuation professionals. If they are former AIC designated members, they may not use their designation in any way, or hold themselves out as AACIs or CRAs. They can identify themselves only as Associates of the Institute.
The benefits of associate membership include:
- Opportunities for networking and dialogue with Canada's leading valuation professionals;
- Subscriptions to Canadian Property Valuation magazine;
- Copy of the AIC Designated Member Source Guide of Members;
- Members' registration privileges at AIC conferences, and continuing education programs;
- Eligibility to participate in AIC affinity programs;
- Receipt of the Communiqué, AIC's regular electronic newsletter on Institute initiatives and events, updates on industry trends, partnership initiatives and conference schedules;
- Inclusion in a listing showcasing Associate Members on the AIC web site.
Note that Associate members do not have voting privileges or the right to hold office in the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
To become an associate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, simply complete the Associate Membership Application Form (pdf) and return as directed on the form.
Last updated April 16, 2009