Assessment Review Board Member and Clerk Training

ARB Certification

Newly appointed Assessment Review Board (ARB) members and clerks are required to complete a training program provided by the Municipal Government Board.  After successful completion of the training program the member/clerk will receive their ARB certification.  ARB certification is valid for three years from the date the training program is completed.

Certified members and clerks must complete a “refresher” training program every three years to maintain their ARB certification.

Training Requirements for Assessment Review Board Clerks and Board Members (Ministerial Order No. M:001/14)

Once certified, ARB Members and Clerks have access to various resources through the CONTACT Web Portal, at www.contact-elearn.ca.  Please call the MGB if you have any questions about accessing the portal.

Courses

New Member Course

This course is for newly appointed ARB Members and covers two areas: Administrative Law and Principles of Assessment.  This course is 4 days in length.  Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to obtain certification.

 

Member Refresher Course

This is a more condensed course for ARB Members who need to recertify, and covers two areas: Administrative Law and Principles of Assessment.  This course is 2 days in length.  Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to obtain certification.

 

Member Refresher Advanced Course

This is a self-study course for ARB Members who need to recertify, and covers two areas: Administrative Law and Principles of Assessment.  ARB Members who are due to refresh in the 2018 certification year may have the option of Advanced Member standing, which involves: receiving training manuals via mail, self-study of online modules, completion of the required exam online, and participation in an online seminar to receive updates and have the ability to ask questions of an instructor.  As an Advanced Member, there would be no additional requirement to attend an in-person session.

Online seminars for Advanced Members are scheduled for:

  • Friday April 6th, 9am-12pm
  • Friday May 25th, 9am-12pm

To be considered for the Advanced Member Course, please submit this application form.

* If approved, Advanced Member participation in one of the seminars is required to complete certification.  Additional details for the seminar will be distributed to Advanced Members prior to each seminar.

 

New Clerk / Clerk Refresher Course

This course is for newly appointed ARB Clerks as well as ARB Clerks who need to recertify.   The course covers the area of Administrative Law, specific to the ARB complaint process.  This course is 1 day in length.  Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to obtain certification.

 

Clerk Refresher Advanced Course

This is a self-study course for ARB Clerks who need to recertify.  The course covers the area of Administrative Law, specific to the ARB complaint process.  ARB Clerks who are due to refresh in the 2018 certification year may have the option of Advanced Clerk standing, which involves: receiving training manuals via mail, self-study of online modules, and completion of the required exam online.  Optional participation in an online seminar to receive updates and have the ability to ask questions of an instructor is available.  As an Advanced Clerk, there would be no additional requirement to attend an in-person session.

Teleconference/web conference Q+A seminars for Advanced Clerks are scheduled for:

  • Friday February 9th, 9am-10am
  • Friday March 2nd, 9am-10am

* Advanced Clerk participation in one of the seminars is optional.  Additional details for the seminar will be distributed to Advanced Clerks prior to each seminar.

To be considered for the Advanced Clerk Course, please submit this application form.

ARB Exam and Certification Information

Legislative Framework for Alberta Assessment Review Boards

The Municipal Government Board has worked with Alberta Queen's Printer to develop a 6 x9 coil bound booklet, which contains an abridged version of The Municipal Government Act, and full versions of Regulations MRAC, MRAT, COPTER, Assessment Guidelines, and the Interpretation Act.

If you are interested in ordering a copy, please visit this link to order directly from the Queens Printer Onlne Catalogue. This booklet is current as of legislation in effect as of January 1st, 2017.  *MMGA updates will be made to this document in early 2018.

If you have any questions about the content of this booklet please call the Municipal Government Board at 780-427-4864.  The booklet is updated annually and is intended as a resource for Assessment Review Board Members and Clerks.

The next round of ARB courses will run from February – May 2018.

Registration for the 2018 sessions are now open. An email was sent to CAO’s and municipal ARB management.

2018 Assessment Review Board Training Dates 
 

MGB Contact Information:

Email: ma.arbadmin@gov.ab.ca
Phone: 780-427-4864
Fax: 780-427-0986

  • Date modified: 2017-11-07