Real Estate Appraiser

OCCUPATION INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

 

Who is responsible for licensing Real Estate Appraisers in Alberta?

In Alberta, to call yourself a third-party Real Estate Appraiser, you must be licensed by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)

If you are employed as a Real Estate Appraiser in a company where you are performing appraisals on properties belonging to the company’s clients, you must be licensed. 

If you are directly employed as a Real Estate Appraiser in a company where you are appraising only that company’s properties, you do not have to be licensed.

What are the licensing requirements for internationally educated Real Estate Appraisers?

Internationally educated Real Estate Appraisers must follow the same process to become a Real Estate Appraisers as new Appraisers. The only exceptions to this rule are listed on the Coming from Another Jurisdiction page on the Real Estate Council of Alberta website. 

Internationally educated Real Estate Appraisers must 

1. Meet the Eligibility Criteria 

2. Complete the training as identified on the RECA Education Requirements - Real Estate Appraisal web page 

3. Provide a Letter of Good Standing as a member of one of the accepted real estate appraisal associations (listed below) 

4. Submit a Certified Criminal Record Check from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) 

5. Apply to RECA 

For complete information on the licensing process for Real Estate Appraisers, visit the Licensing and Renewals page on the Real Estate Council of Alberta website.

What are the educational requirements for Real Estate Appraisers in Alberta?

In Alberta, once an individual has become a member of one of the accepted real estate appraisal associations (listed below), to become licensed, they must complete the Introduction to Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta course offered by RECA.

What are the accepted English language proficiency tests and where can I be tested?

Applicants must successfully achieve the required passing score on one of the RECA approved English Language Tests. To learn more about where to take an English language proficiency test in Alberta, visit English Language Proficiency Tests and Locations.

What supports are available to support internationally educated professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants offers Clear Communications for Business to help you integrate into the Canadian work force. Topics include Active Listening, Assertiveness, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving and Teamwork. Visit the Job Success Groups on the Study Groups page for more information on this service and eligibility criteria.

What information resources are available for Real Estate Appraisers in Alberta?

Appraisal Institute of Canada 





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