The Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association, through its Affiliation Agreement with the Appraisal Institute of Canada, is responsible for the presentation of AIC’s educational courses and seminars in the Province of Nova Scotia.  Currently, the educational courses required for the designations Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA) are offered as distance learning courses through the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.



The CRA designation denotes members who are qualified in the appraisal and valuation of individual, undeveloped residential dwelling sites, and dwellings containing not more that four self-contained housing units.

BUSI 100        Micro Foundations of Real Estate Economics

BUSI 101        Capital Markets and Real Estate

BUSI 112        Canadian Real Property Law and Real Estate Ethics

BUSI 330        Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal

BUSI 344        Statistical and Computer Applications in Valuation

BUSI 400        Residential Property Analysis

BUSI 443        Foundations of Real Property Assessment and Mass Appraisal

BUSI 399        Single-Family Guided Case Study

Applied Experience – one year under the guidance of a mentor

Professional Practice Seminar



All of the courses listed above for the CRA designation (except BUSI 399) plus:

BUSI 121        Foundations of Real Estate Mathematics

BUSI 293        Introductory Financial Accounting

BUSI 300        Urban and Real Estate Economics

BUSI 331        Real Estate Investment Analysis and Advanced Income Appraisal

BUSI 401        Commercial Property Analysis

BUSI 442        Case Studies in Appraisal I

BUSI 452        Case Studies in Appraisal II

BUSI 460        Critical Analysis and Forecasting in Real Estate

BUSI 499        Income Property Guided Case Study

Applied Experience – two years under the guidance of a mentor

Professional Practice Seminar


NOTE:  Business school graduates are eligible to enroll in UBC’s Post Graduate Certificate Program in Real Property Valuation (PGCV), which is an accelerated path towards the AACI designation.  See the UBC website for details (