TORONTO and OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC), a leader in advanced education in the real estate industry, and the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), a leading real property valuation association, are pleased to announce a joint partnership to deliver quality advanced education to AIC members.
The education partnership supports the mission of both organizations to advance professionalism with quality education and credentials. Under the partnership, REIC will provide AIC members with access to the Institute's courses and designation programs which cover all sectors of the real estate industry at a preferred rate. REIC's advanced credential programs are based on the core values of education, experience, ethics and a commitment to life-long learning.
"AIC and REIC have a very similar mandate to provide life-long learning paths to real estate professionals," says AIC CEO Keith Lancastle, MBA, CAE. "This partnership will help our members to take courses or obtain a new designation that will diversify their experience and practice, expand their network within the real estate industry, and continue to become leading-edge professionals within Canada."
"REIC courses and programs have long been the hallmark of high standards of professionalism and ethics," says REIC Executive Director and CEO Maura McLaren, CAE. "The partnership offers a unique opportunity to help enrich and engage AIC members who are looking to extend their qualifications and areas of specialization. Our designation programs, in particular the CRP (Certified Reserve Planner) and ARP (Accredited Reserve Planner), will prove to be valuable extensions to AIC member credentials. We look forward to welcoming AIC members to our network of professionals." The CRP designation is recognized in legislation in Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick and is recognized in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.
About The Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC)
The Real Estate Institute of Canada is a not for profit organization that has been educating and certifying specialists in real estate sales, leasing, property management, and finance and investment since 1955.
REIC Members represent an unsurpassed level of experience, commitment and dedication to all sectors of the real estate profession in Canada. REIC Members are governed by the Institute's Code of Professional Standards to ensure that the Institute's values are upheld and a high standard of business practice is delivered. For further information, visit the REIC website at www.reic.ca.
About the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC)
The Appraisal Institute of Canada is a leading real property valuation association with over 4,900 members across Canada and around the world. Established in 1938, AIC works collaboratively with its 10 provincial affiliated associations to grant the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) designations. AIC is a self-regulating organization that is guided by a Code of Conduct, and Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP) to ensure the integrity of the profession and the protection of public interest.
AIC Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who undertake comprehensive curriculum, experience and examination requirements. They are committed to continuing professional development to maintain the highest level of competency within the evolving marketplace. Our members provide unbiased appraisal, review, consulting and reserve fund planning services on all types of properties within their areas of competence. For more information, go to AICanada.ca.
Image with caption: "(Left ?Right) AIC President, Scott Wilson, AACI, P.App ; AIC CEO, Keith Lancastle; REIC Executive Director and CEO, Maura McLaren, CAE; REIC National Board Immediate Past President, Ron Fraser, CPM (CNW Group/Appraisal Institute of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141117_C5691_PHOTO_EN_8098.jpg
SOURCE: Appraisal Institute of Canada
For further information: or for media inquiries, please contact: Real Estate Institute of Canada, Pam Seran-Wallace, Email: [email protected], Tel: 416-695-9000 ext. 320; Appraisal Institute of Canada, Sheila Roy, B.B.A., Email: [email protected], Tel: 613-234-6533 ext.224