Education Partners and Diversification (CPD)
The following institutions are the exclusive partners for the delivery of the AIC Program of Professional Studies:
AIC and the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business are partners in offering a unique program designed for highly-motivated people seeking to join the real property valuation profession—and for valuation practitioners already employed in the industry who want to upgrade their education. Please contact the Real Estate Division for details on mature student admissions. For more information, visit www.realestate.ubc.ca/AIC
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses and Credits
UBC offers AIC members three avenues to achieve credits towards AIC’s Continuing Professional Development Program
- Completion of BUSI courses provides students with a maximum of 12 CPD credits per course.
- UBC’s CPD courses offer AIC “guaranteed credits” with a range of valuation related topics.
- UBC’s webinars provide live online instructions on topics of interest to AIC members; normally offered in November and December only.
The Bachelor of Business in Real Estate (BBRE)
The BBRE has been jointly developed by the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) – Open Learning, with ongoing support from BC’s Real Estate Foundation. The BBRE is a part-time program delivered via distance education and is offered by both UBC and TRU.
For more details, visit www.realestate.ubc.ca/BBRE
The Appraisal Institute of Canada and Université Laval have an exclusive partnership to deliver the AIC Professional Program of Study in French to real estate valuation professionals working toward the Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) professional designations. The French AIC Program of Professional Studies Program now offers distance learning courses through Université Laval’s Faculty of Business Administration (FSA ULaval) regular undergraduate programs.
The certificate program in real estate, the Programme de certificat en gestion urbaine et immobilière, is the academic requirement for those Candidates working towards both the AACI and the CRA professional designations, whereas the microprogram in real estate, the Microprogramme de 1er cycle en gestion urbaine et immobilière, fills the requirement for those who are working towards the CRA professional designation.
Visit the Université Laval website for information on its certificate program and microprogram, or click here to download the brochure.
Additional Courses/CPD Opportunities
The following post-secondary institutions offer AIC-recognized real estate courses in classroom and distance learning settings.
The University of Guelph offers both a Real Estate and Housing major in its B.Comm program. The B.Comm Real Estate and Housing is one of only two undergraduate programs in Canada that specialize in the real estate sector. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of residential and commercial/investment real estate. Visit the University of Guelph program website for admission requirements and more information on the program.
The Athabasca University (AU) Faculty of Business recognizes AIC courses taken for credit with the UBC Real Estate Division towards its business degrees and meeting the requirements of the AACI designation. AU courses also meet the 36 credits of PGCV Admission General and Core Business/Commerce topics. For more information, contact the AU Faculty of Business Student Support Centre.
Seneca College’s Real Property Administration (RPA) Diploma Program will develop the expertise to become a highly versatile and in-demand professional in the property valuation and property tax sectors. This unique program offers a full-time, in-class delivery geared towards practical, hands-on learning in the fields of property appraisal, property assessment and property tax, including a Field Placement component in order to gain industry experience. Under our partnership with UBC, students will receive a Certificate in Real Property Assessment in addition to the RPA Diploma and receive credits towards both the CRA and AACI designations with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
The RPA program is a four-semester (20 months) program. Admission requirements are Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Math.
For students that already possess a University Degree or College Diploma, the program can be completed in an accelerated stream over 2 semesters (8 months).
Real Property Administration Program
Langara College is a gateway to the real estate appraisal profession through its Real Property Analyst Certificate Program. Anyone with an interest in the valuation profession can begin their future in real estate at Langara College. Langara College works closely with the University of British Columbia and the Appraisal Institute of Canada to ensure that their courses and programs are aligned with educational standards across the profession. Download the Real Property Analyst Certificate Program Overview or visit the Langara College site.
Continuing Education Partners and Diversification
The Appraisal Institute of Canada has a number of affiliated organizations that offer education and development courses to AIC members. See below our current affiliated organization partners:
Under a partnership agreement between AIC and REIC AIC members have access to the REIC’s courses and designation programs which cover all sectors of the real estate industry such as reserve fund planning, ethics, finance, law, leadership, human resources, leasing & negotiating, mortgage underwriting, property/asset management and more. Read the partnership announcement here. Read the FAQs here.
CERTIFIED RESERVE PLANNER (CRP) DESIGNATION
ABOUT THE CRP DESIGNATION
The Certified Reserve Planner (CRP) designation is the preeminent national designation signifying a professional with the expertise to complete reserve fund studies and depreciation reports for condominiums, institutions, corporations, and government entities.
The CRP designation education programming is offered in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School of Business. The curriculum enhances your knowledge and skills in the techniques, procedures and methodology of executing a comprehensive reserve fund study.
Earning the Certified Reserve Planner (CRP) designation with REIC positions you as a leader in conducting reserve fund studies. The CRP designation is widely recognized across Canada and is required by employers to conduct reserve fund studies. The CRP designation is specifically named as an approved credential in various condominium legislation across Canada.
When you earn the CRP designation you gain an added depth of knowledge and the ability to conduct a reserve fund study to enable organizations to prepare for the future and ensure sound financial health. Reserve fund planning is one of the most thriving designations offered. In the competitive business world of today, Certified Reserve Planners are highly pursued by appraisers, architects, engineers and property managers.
EARNING THE CRP DESIGNATION
The CRP designation education programming is offered in collaboration with UBC Sauder School of Business. Once an application is received and admission to the program is granted, candidates will receive a link to access UBC courses.
To earn the CRP designations, the following are required:
- Education Requirements
Pre-Requisite (Offered by the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business)
BUSI 401 Commercial Property Analysis
CPD 151 Real Estate Finance Basics
CPD 152 Financial Analysis with Excel
Core (Offered by the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business)
CPD 891 Fundamentals of Reserve Fund Planning
CPD 899 Reserve Fund Planning Guided Case Study
Core (Offered by REIC)
REIC 2600 Ethics in Business Practice
CRP Building Systems Technical Conference (September 21, 2022)
CRP Standards Workshop (anticipate starting in Fall 2022)
- Certification Examination
Candidates are required to pass a certification exam after completion of all education requirements.
- Panel Interview
Candidates are required to complete a peer interview with a panel of experienced CRPs.
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Members of the Appraisal Institute of Canada who have completed the core courses at UBC can receive credits towards the CRP designation. Members can also apply for prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) for the pre-requisite courses offered by UBC or another post-secondary institution.
The courses should be taken in the order specified above except for the REIC 2600 which may be taken at any time before the certification exam.
Please send an email to for more information to see how your previous education and work experience can be credited toward earning the CRP designation.
Under a partnership with AIC and CICEA, AIC members may access the Certified Executor Advisor education program to obtain the CEA designation.
The CICEA on-line education program is divided into these seven modules:
- Module 1) Getting Started; Duties of an Executor / Executrix
- Module 2) Financial Considerations
- Module 3) Property
- Module 4) Trusts
- Module 5) The Estate and Probate
- Module 6) Challenges of Estate Administration
- Module 7) Benefits of The CEA
- For more detailed information about the curriculum, download the CEA Syllabus.
- AIC members’ preferred price is $1,295 (discounted by $200)
- 12 guaranteed continuous professional development credits will be granted to AIC members upon the successful completion of the full course.
- To register for the CEA program with your special AIC discount, go to this link.
- For more information, go to AIC’s Frequently Asked Questions.
FAQs – ASA & AIC Partnership (Machinery and Equipment)
- What is the American Society of Appraiser (ASA)?
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organization of professional appraisers representing all appraisal disciplines: Appraisal Review and Management, Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property.
ASA is the acknowledged leader in machinery and technical specialties (MTS) appraising and includes members who perform market or liquidation value appraisals for various purposes such as sale, acquisition, ad valorem tax, eminent domain, collateralization, insurance or residual forecasting.
- Why is AIC developing a partnership with ASA?
AIC and ASA are leading valuation organizations that have a very similar mandate – to provide their members with quality, world-renowned, discipline-based education programs that will help them succeed within the valuation profession.
Recently, an appraisal standard to appraise machinery and equipment was added to AIC’s CUSPAP. To ensure that AIC members receive the best education regarding machinery and equipment valuation, AIC partnered with ASA to give members the opportunity to access to ASA’s established and renowned Machinery and Equipment Valuation Program at the same discounted price as ASA members.
This partnership will help AIC Members to develop competencies in machinery and equipment valuation that will diversify their experience and practice, expand their network within the Machinery and Equipment specialties and continue to be Canada’s professional appraisers of choice.
With this partnership, AIC members will also receive guaranteed Continuing Education Courses (CPD) credits if they successfully complete ASA courses.
- What do AIC Members need to do to become competent and qualified in the valuation of machinery and equipment?
AIC members may choose to complete the ASA’s Machinery and Equipment Valuation Program as one way to achieve the competency necessary to do this work. They may also take other educational offerings and / or pursue additional machinery and equipment work experience with another AIC Designated Member that has competency in this area.
AIC members must adhere to the competency provisions of CUSPAP (and also adhere to the Machinery and Equipment Appraisal Standard.
- What courses are in the Machinery and Equipment Valuation Program?
ASA’s Machinery and Equipment Valuation Program offers four (4) specific courses including:
ME201-000 – Introduction to Machinery and Equipment Valuation
This course will introduce appraisal terminology and concepts and provide students with a solid foundation for a career in appraisal of machinery and equipment. This course covers MTS appraisal terminology; functions and purposes of appraisals; introduction of the three approaches to value; depreciation and factors affecting depreciation; field inspection techniques and safety; introduction to the issues of indexes in machinery and equipment appraising; basic pricing exercises for current and obsolete assets; and ethics and professional standards.
ME202-000 – Machinery and Equipment Valuation Methodology
This course explores in depth the ideas introduced in MTS201 and provides students with a better understanding of the types of value commonly used in the appraisal of machinery and equipment. This course addresses the issues of price vs. value, indirect costs, use of and development of indexes, age-life concepts, recommended rounding of figures, types of values for MTS appraisals, reproduction cost new, replacement cost new, replacement cost depreciated, fair market value in use, orderly liquidation value, forced liquidation value and supporting conclusions for various purposes.
ME203-000 – Advanced Topics and Case Studies
This course will introduce more advanced concepts and techniques than those taught in ME201 and ME202. A review of case studies illustrating a range of operating entities will be employed. This course will explore exponential pricing techniques, cost estimation, reproduction vs. replacement costs, quantifying functional obsolescence, use of research data, time value of money calculations and more.
ME204-OOO – Machinery and Equipment Valuation – Advanced Topics and Report Writing
This course provides a comprehensive review of the concepts studied in ME201, ME202 and ME203. It reviews the application of appraisal techniques in valuing an integrated facility (steel mill) and considers various professional standards including USPAP, IVS and Ethics and their relationship to report writing. It also discusses how to develop and write a professional appraisal report. This course takes an in-depth look at the skills needed to address issues of obsolescence (physical, functional and economic), and finally, the course will provide students with the tools for analyzing the following items and ways to apply these appraisal concepts in their day-to-day practice:
- Complex Leasing Structures;
- Residual Forecasting;
- Fair Rental Calculations (for Leasing); and
- Valuing facilities using all three approaches to value.
- Are AIC members covered by its Professional Liability Insurance Program is claims arise from a machinery and equipment appraisal?
If members have acquired the necessary competence and have followed the CUSPAP Machinery and Equipment Appraisal Standards their work will be covered under the AIC’s professional liability insurance program.
- What are the direct benefits to AIC members?
- AIC Members will have an opportunity to expand their scope of practice within a field that has a significant amount of demand.
- AIC Members will receive guaranteed CPD credits for successfully completed ASA courses.
- AIC Members will receive the ASA’s “Member” price for all ASA
- There is an opportunity to collaborate on initiatives that are of mutual interest to AIC members and ASA members.
- AIC members and ASA members will receive pertinent information about each
- AIC and ASA will promote each other’s organizations, members and their respective roles in Canada’s real estate industry.
- AIC and ASA will work together to build a strong relationship in order to promote and enhance the development of the machinery and equipment valuation and related professions as well as to advocate on issues that affect both organizations.
- Will AIC members automatically become a member of ASA and obtain their AE and ASA designation?
No, AIC members who complete the ASA’s Machinery and Equipment Valuation Program do not become ASA designated members. There are additional requirements and fees associated with becoming an ASA member with an AM (Accredited Member) or Accredited Senior Member (ASA) designation.
The education partnership between AIC and ASA is primarily for the purpose of providing quality machinery and equipment education at a reasonable cost for AIC members.
For more information on achieving these designations, please visit www.appraisers.org.
- How are the courses delivered?
Currently, ASA courses are delivered in classrooms across the United States, while some are delivered via home study options or online. AIC is working with ASA to bring classroom sessions to AIC Members within Canada.
For more information, go to the ASA ME website for a complete list of courses being offered and the options for delivery.
- What is the cost of an ASA course?
For one three-day ASA course within the Machinery and Equipment Valuation Program, the cost is $1,795 USD. With the ASA and AIC partnership agreement, this rate is discounted to the member rate of $1, 195 USD enter ASAME2016 in the AIC membership number field box
- How do I record the credits I receive from an ASA course?
As with other successfully completed CPD courses, AIC Members can go to their Member Profile page, click on the Continuous Professional Development link in “My Status” and follow the links to insert their credits.
- How many AIC CPD credits will I earn for each ASA course?
A maximum of 12 CPD credits will be granted for each course.
- Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact AIC at if you have any questions regarding registration or recording of ASA course credits.
 The source of this information is from the ASA website, the www.appraiser.org .
Real Estate Forum Events can be found by clicking here.
In November 2021, (AIC) and the Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec (OEAQ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the work of its respective members and industry in a public protection perspective. This MOU will allow AACI-designated members of the AIC and certified Évaluateurs Agréés (É.A.) members of OEAQ to obtain dual designation through an expedited process and will provide AIC members with another way to further diversify their practice.
This MOU addresses only the education component of both designations and not the professional insurance component. Once a member has met all requirements and holds the É. A. and AACI designations, the member must pay the membership fees for both organizations and participate in both insurance programs. In accordance with CUSPAP, dual designated members will be held to the higher of the two organizations’ standards.
If you wish to obtain the É. A. designation, you may do so by following a few steps. Please contact the OEAQ directly at
The full MOU can be read HERE. For any questions, contact
The IPTI offers a wide range of webinars, workshops and international events. To see the full list of events, please click here.
1 CPD credit per event will be given for attendance
AIC is actively involved in building affiliations around the world with like-minded organizations that believe in the importance of quality designation programs and effective professional standards within the valuation profession. AIC designations – the CRA and AACI – are internationally recognized and respected; AIC’s education program is seen as a gold standard within valuation professional associations (VPOs). Established in 1938, AIC is one of the longest-standing professional valuation organizations in the world. We believe it is our responsibility to share our knowledge and work with other VPOs to advance the appraisal profession worldwide and ensure the effectiveness of valuation fundamentals within our global marketplace.
Read more about AIC’s partnerships with these leading valuation organizations:
On June 9, 2016 the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and the Appraisal Institute (AI), two of the leading valuation associations in North America, announced an agreement that mutually recognizes the excellence and quality of the AIC’s AACI and CRA designations and the Appraisal Institute’s MAI and SRA designations. The agreement acknowledges the rigorous education and designation processes, professional standards and ethics of each respective organization.
Through this agreement, Designated Members of either the AIC or the AI will be able to pursue the organizations’ respective designations (AACI ↔ MAI) (CRA ↔ SRA) with recognition of their professional education, knowledge and experience.
For more information, please read these AI-AIC Frequently Asked Questions.
For information regarding reciprocal designations, read the Designation to Designation Map.
The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and The European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA) are pleased to announce the signing of a historic agreement which mutually recognizes the professional valuation standards and qualifications of each organization.
The June 9, 2016 agreement signed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, signifies that European clients can confidently engage AIC-designated appraisers – Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and the Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) – to complete valuation assignments of the same quality as those of holders of TEGoVA titles – Recognised European Valuer (REV) and TEGoVA Residential Valuer (TRV). Similarly, Canadian clients can engage a valuation professional with an REV or TRV designation, knowing that a comprehensive approach and analysis will be delivered on an appraisal assignment required in Europe.
For more information, read the AIC-TEGoVA Frequently Asked Questions.