SEARCH THE REGISTRY
In order to search the Candidate Registry, select the link in the menu to the right. A new browser window will open at the Registry lookup page.
Candidate Co-Signing Policy
The Appraisal Institute of Canada, in fulfillment of its mission to promote and support our members in providing high quality property advisory services for the benefit of the public implemented a new policy, January 1, 2006, on the co-signing of candidate-prepared appraisal reports by designated members in good standing.
This policy stipulates that designated members in good standing may co-sign the appraisal reports of up to four candidate members in good standing who are working under their guidance and supervision. Designated members may also co-sign the appraisal reports of up to four additional candidate members who meet very specific education and experience criteria. Further, designated members must register the candidates whose reports they co-sign. To help in verifying this, an online candidate registry lookup has been created.
Who Should Use the Candidate Registry Look up?
Individuals and companies who have a co-signed* appraisal report can search the Candidate Registry to ensure that the signing candidate is/was registered with the co-signing designated member at the date when the report was signed.
* Note: This is only a registry of candidates and their designated co-signers. Registration is not required for appraisal reports signed by a CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) and co-signed by an AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute).
Searching the registry is by exact name (i.e. no wildcard searches). In the fields above, enter the last names of the designated member and candidate that appear on the report. The search results which appear on the next screen show all of the names that match those entered. The names listed in the gray column are designated members, while those in the blue column are (or at some point were) candidates who would have required a cosigner at that time of their candidacy.
Finding a Registration
From the search results page, select the appropriate names (one from each column) and click the "Show Records" button. The next page will indicate whether there was a registration for the selected candidate and designated member, as well as the time period of the registration.
What if There is No Matching Registration?
Appraisal reports co-signed by designated members for candidate members who have not been registered by the designated members will not be insured. If you do not find a registration between the candidate and designated member for the period in which the report was signed, you should contact your appraiser to ensure that they have complied with the Institute's policies and professional practice standards.
Need More Information?
If you have further questions about the Candidate Co-Signer Registry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated January 15, 2010