Our assessment community is strengthened by our relationships with other assessment, real property appraisal, and land use disciplines. We take special pride in our relationships with our national and international partners:
Interprovincial Professional Property Assessors of Canada
AAOM is a participating member of the Interprovincial Professional Property Assessors of Canada (IPPAC), an organization that provides leadership across Canada to provide professional, high quality assessment services.
The provincial assessment associations of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario support the formation of a virtual umbrella organization that will support leadership, communication, career and education opportunities, and provide support to its members across Canada who in turn will provide professional, high quality assessment services.
The virtual umbrella organization is the result of more than 30 years of discussion in regards to shared member services for little or no cost to its combined membership of 3,000.
This agreement includes a program that sets a high standard for National Assessor Qualifications thereby providing wider recognition of the profession of assessment in Canada. Educational standards are a prerequisite for involvement in the interprovincial body.
International Association of Assessing Officers
AAOM is an affiliate member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) . This organization sets the highest standards for jurisdictions both locally and internationally, and is globally recognized as the authoritative resource for professional standards, ethics and up-to-date information in the field of assessment.
IAAO will be the internationally recognized leader and preeminent source for innovation, education, and research in property appraisal, assessment administrations and property tax policy.
The IAAO serves the profession by developing the standards,techniques, and procedures used to maintain accurate property values; the research programs to remain preeminent; the education programs to teach others; the programs for professional designation of assessment personnel to recognize excellence; and the technical assistance and research programs to be the international source for property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy.
To promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, property tax policy, and administration through professional development, education, research, and technical assistance.
IAAO Professional Designations
The fair and equitable assessment of property requires a high level of appraisal skills for defending assessments before tribunals and reviewing authorities. The IAAO Professional Designations Program is designed to increase the competency of assessment professionals.
The IAAO offers five internationally recognized designations:
- Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE)
- Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES)
- Cadastral Mapping Specialist (CMS)
- Personal Property Specialist (PPS)
- Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS)