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CPD Program - FAQs

The IMA has created an online record keeping portal for the reporting of CPD credits.

A list of pre-approved offerings can be found here. For instructions on how to log your CPD credits, visit the CPD logging page or contact the IMA Office.

M.I.M.A.: Minimum of 20 approved CPD hours, per cycle. (Up to five hours may be in the optional category of "General Hours".)

A.I.M.A.: minimum of 16 approved CPD hours, per cycle. (Up to four hours may be in the optional category of "General Hours".)

In accordance with the CPD policy; Failure to complete the required hours of professional development within the 2-year period may impact the status of the M.I.M.A. or A.I.M.A designation. The IMA will inform members who are in default. To correct the default, members must either complete the required CPD within 30 days or

  1. have a plan approved to complete the required CPD within 90 days, and;
  2. pay the $50 administration fee.

Pre-approval is required to ensure fair and consistent recording of CPD Credits.

It also facilitates and supports compliance with the CPD Program, such that only IMA approved activities can be entered into the portal.

If your activity is not listed on the approved events list, an application for approval of the event may be made by submitted.

Applications must be completed in full and take 2-4 weeks to be processed.

Learning Hours are granted for activities highly relevant to property assessment. For example: assessment legislation; construction, architecture and building design; economics; ethics; law (legal or paralegal); real estate appraisal and property assessment.

General Hours may be recognized for other relevant competencies such as: report writing; public speaking and computer/technical program.

Note: General Hours are optional. They are not mandatory for the CPD program. The CPD requirement may be achieved with Learning Hours only.

The CPD requirement begins upon attaining the A.I.M.A. designation. Therefore, activities completed prior to attaining the designation are not recognized toward the CDP requirement after attaining the designation. The required CPD hours will be pro-rated based on the date the designation is attained at the end of the cycle.

Activities completed in attaining the M.I.M.A. designation will be considered. The total number of CPD credits required will be prorated based on the time as an A.I.M.A. and the time as a M.I.M.A.

For example: In a two-year cycle, one year with an A.I.M.A. designation requires eight CPD credits. The second year with the M.I.M.A. designation requires 10 CPD credits for a total of 18 CPD credits.

For details on the pro-rated CPD requirement, see the CPD Policy.

Excess CPD credits (hours) earned during the final three months of a cycle can be transferred to the following cycle (e.g. excess CPD hours from Cycle 4 earned during January, February and March can be transferred to Cycle 5).

Special circumstances, such as being on an official parental leave or sick leave may be considered. Please contact the IMA office to apply to have your situation addressed.

Retired members are exempt from the CPD program.