The first step on the path to achieving one of the professional designations granted by the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is enrollment in the Institute as a Student Member. When you become a student member of AIC, you gain access to a wealth of resources and benefits. Student membership was designed to assist you in planning a challenging career in a multidisciplinary profession where opportunities are limited only by your imagination and ambition.
Student members of AIC may be individuals who are working in the real property sector and pursuing a course of studies leading to candidacy for one of AIC’s prestigious designations. In this capacity, they may perform a variety of technical support functions in the area of real property valuation and related work as employees. For example a student may be assigned tasks such as research and data collection under the supervision of a designated member of the Institute and as prescribed by the AIC’s Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP). Student members may not inspect properties unsupervised. Working student members are most often employees of appraisal firms, lending institutions, real estate brokerages or agencies, and others whose work interrelates with the appraisal profession – government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, to name a few.
The AIC distance learning program is designed to encourage student members to work full-time in a valuation or real property related position, while concurrently completing their AIC program of studies. AIC also welcomes student members who are enrolled in full time post-secondary programs who are considering entering the appraisal profession.
Applying for Student Membership
Prospective student members should contact their Provincial Association to obtain a student membership application form and to answer any questions they may have.
Last updated July 9, 2012