The Institute of Municipal Assessors (IMA) develops and maintains robust continuing education programs for our members to help them excel in the field of property assessment. Designed to meet their specific and varying member needs, our designation courses equip members with the specialized knowledge and skillset required to succeed in the profession.
By completing courses and pursuing the A.I.M.A. Designation and M.I.M.A. Accreditation, you are making an investment in your future. With two designations to pursue, the program supports members at every stage of their careers.
Protected under the Institute of Municipal Assessors Act, the A.I.M.A. and M.I.M.A. designations are widely recognized and respected across Canada. They open up new professional opportunities and provide professional status within the assessment community. Many employers require IMA designations as a condition of employment.
Achieving a designation is a rewarding experience and demonstrates a level of professional and personal accomplishment. A designation also provides a level of professional confidence and recognition from peers, clients and the general public.
Why Pursue an IMA Designation?
What Do Our Members Say?
"Instant credibility from the ARB chairperson."
- Nick Macri, M.I.M.A. (MPAC)
"The M.I.M.A. designation is respected across Canada by assessment review tribunals and the legal profession."
- Jim Derbyshire, M.I.M.A. (Life)
"The M.I.M.A. is not only a designation, but a fresh perspective, a confidence and a higher standard. It's an opportunity to extend your knowledge and expertise towards great career opportunities."
- Caterina Chiarandini, M.I.M.A. (PS Johnson)
- Karey Lunau, Affiliate (Conway Davis Gryski)
In accordance with the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, if a member holds a designation by a regulatory authority in another province or territory, which is considered to be equivalent with a designation of the IMA, they will be able to apply
for that designation (A.I.M.A. or M.I.M.A. as per the Accreditation Committee). Read More.
Review the requirements for the A.I.M.A. designation
Review the requirements for M.I.M.A. accreditation
Get recognition for external course completions
Learn about our Continuing Professional Development program