Why Become an Appraiser
Designated Members of the Appraisal Institute of Canada are those who have completed AIC’s rigorous curriculum, experience and examination requirements to earn one of the following designations:
Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™):
The AACI designation is granted to individuals who have completed the AACI program of studies and fulfilled all the professional requirements of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. AACI Members are qualified to offer valuation and consulting services and expertise for all types of real property.
Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™):
The CRA designation is granted to individuals who have completed the CRA program of studies and fulfilled all the professional requirements of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. CRA Members are qualified to offer valuation and consulting services and expertise for individual, undeveloped residential dwelling sites and dwellings containing not more than four self-contained family housing units.
Top 10 Reasons to Become an AIC-Designated Appraiser
Become an AIC-designated real estate appraiser and embark on a career that is personally and professionally rewarding, pays well and gives you the flexibility of working on your own or as part of a wide diversity of organizations involved in real estate—banks, insurance companies, governments, consulting and valuation firms and more.
The salary of a designated appraiser is considerably higher than that of the average Canadian.
Becoming a fee appraiser increases your opportunity to earn a higher salary.
Obtaining an AACI designation could mean a six-figure income.
Many employers—within private and public sectors—hire designated appraisers.
There is growing opportunity for women within the field of appraisal services.
The appraisal profession requires analytical competencies.
There is significant demand for appraisal services within large employers.
To meet employer demand, the AIC will need to designate over 220 appraisers per year—a substantial increase over current numbers.
Examples of large employers that require appraisal experts include:
Smaller employers are primarily specialized real estate appraisal firms.
Most large employers will pay for AIC accreditation and education to enhance their employees’ appraisal skills.
Employers are willing to invest in students to help them become accredited appraisers.
Students with an AIC certification will increase their chances of getting a job.