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The Quebec Pilot Project was created to provide AIC-Quebec Designated Members with an opportunity to engage Évaluateurs agréés (É.A.), accredited members of the Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec (OEAQ) and technicians who are members of the Association des techniciens en évaluation foncière du Québec (ATEFQ), for appraisal assignments within Quebec. The pilot project had lower than anticipated participation (14 members since 2013) and in light of changes to CUSPAP, as of April 30th, 2018 the Quebec Pilot Project was discontinued on May 1, 2018.

An AIC Designated Member can continue to co-sign with an É.A. for assignments within Quebec.

A co-signing relationship between an AIC Designated Member and an É.A. must be registered with the AIC in the Quebec Registry.

An AIC Designated Member cannot co-sign with a technician.

As a result of revisions to CUSPAP 2018 on August 1, 2018: Technicians can be engaged by AIC Members to provide only the Professional Assistance of inspection.

AIC Members may engage Technicians who are members of the Association des techniciens en évaluation foncière du Québec (ATEFQ) to provide the Professional Assistance of inspection only if the technician:

  • meets the requirements outlined in Real Property Appraisal Standard Comment 7.26.3.i, and
  • is properly registered in the Non-Member Registry

For more information, see: https://www.aicanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/PEB-Information-sources-EN.pdf

Eligibility

An AIC Designated Member wishing to register a co-signing relationship with an É.A. in the Québec Registry must be:

  • a member in good standing with the AIC;
  • a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada – Quebec (AIC-QC); and
  • co-signing for professional services within the borders of the province of Quebec.

The É.A. must:

  • Be a Chartered Appraiser (évaluateur agréé) (É.A.) who:
    • is an accredited member in good standing of the Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec (OEAQ);
    • is not a Member of the AIC;
    • is qualified and competent to provide professional and/or valuation assistance to an AIC Designated Member; and
    • provides proof of appropriate/adequate professional liability insurance through the insurance program offered by OEAQ to their É.A. members.
Registration Process

To register an É.A. in the AIC Quebec Registry, an AIC Member must:

The co-signing relationship will be added to the Quebec Registry and the É.A. will receive a Québec Registry identification number.

The Quebec Registry is open only to co-signing relationships between É.A. and AIC Designated Members.

If you have a question about registering an É.A. in the Quebec Registry, click here for further information.

CUSPAP 2018 References

Definitions:

2.9 Clerical Assistance: Clerical assistance involves support to the Member in the preparation of a report but does not include any assistance that would be properly classified as Professional Assistance.  Clerical assistance does not extend to inspection, selection of market data or assistance that leads to the analyses, opinions and conclusions in the report.  Examples of clerical assistance include: data collection; collating reports; preparing appendices, maps and sketches; spelling and grammar checking.

2.28 Inspection: An observation, site visit, walk through, viewing or non-invasive visual examination of the subject of a report including the property, any improvements on the property, any machinery and equipment included in the property, and the area adjacent to the property.

2.46 Professional Assistance: Support to the Member that has a direct and significant bearing on the outcome of an assignment including property inspections, analysis, and development of opinions and estimates.

2.47 Professional Association: An organization that is generally accepted within Canada as a reputable association and admits individuals on the basis of their academic qualifications, experience and ethical fitness, and requires compliance with professional standards of competence and ethics established or endorsed by the organization.

2.48 Professional Services: real property appraisal, review, consulting, reserve fund planning, machinery and equipment appraisal, and mass appraisal services which were rendered, or which should have been rendered, by a qualified, competent Member authorized under the Rules, By-laws, Regulations and CUSPAP.

Real Property Appraisal Standard Comment

7.26 Responsibility

7.26.1 By signing a report, a Member assumes responsibility for the report, including any Professional Assistance, unless limitations to responsibility have been outlined in the certification.

7.26.3 A Member may rely on Professional Assistance provided by a non-member in two instances:

7.26.3.i inspections which the Member would be qualified and competent to perform themselves and only if the non-member:

  • is an employee of an organization approved by the AIC; or
  • is a member in good standing of a Professional Association/Organization approved by the AIC; and
  • if required by provincial and/or national legislation/regulation, is licensed/certified to perform inspections; and
  • is a reputable and credible professional/tradesperson and competent to perform the inspection; and
  • has a minimum of ten years of experience relevant to inspection; or has education equivalent to or greater than UBC BUSI 400 Residential Property Analysis, Laval GUI-2103: Real estate and sustainable development, or Seneca RPA 306: Construction and Cost Techniques and
  • carries liability insurance for errors and omissions that is appropriate and adequate for inspection; and
  • is properly registered with the Member.

7.26.4 A Member is responsible for ensuring that any individual providing Professional Assistance, including inspections, in the preparation of a report meets the requirements outlined in sections 7.26.2and 7.26.3.

7.26.5 A Member must disclose in the certification of the report:

7.216.5.i all individuals who provided Professional Assistance; and

7.26.5.ii the extent of Professional Assistance.

7.26.6 An Extraordinary Assumption and/or a Limiting Condition regarding the Member’s reliance upon Professional Assistance provided by a non-member must be included in the certification of a report.

For questions related to engaging Technicians for Professional Assistance, click here.