Assessment Review Board Member and Clerk Training
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.
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.
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.
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 Queen's Printer online catalogue: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/570.cfm?frm_isbn=9780779795253&search_by=link. This booklet is current as of legislation in effect as of January 1st, 2017. 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.