Overview

Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards

SDABs hear most subdivision appeals, all development permit appeals and stop work order appeals.

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Regulation requires members and clerks to complete a training program. The approved syllabus for the training program is set out in Ministerial Order MSL:019/18.

Training is provided by the Municipal Government Board, but SDABs can arrange for other providers to deliver the mandatory training if desired.

New members and/or clerks receive their SDAB certification after successful completion of a training program.

SDAB certification is valid for 3 years from the date the training program is completed.

Certified members and clerks must complete a refresher training program every 3 years to maintain their SDAB certification.

New Member and Clerk Course

This course is for newly appointed SDAB members and clerks or yet to be certified members and clerks.

This course includes:

  • Administrative Law Principles
  • Introduction to Planning and Development in Alberta
  • Legislative and Planning Considerations
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Members, Clerks and other parties
  • SDAB Appeals, Process and Authority
  • Decision Making
  • Other Issues

This course is now delivered in four 3-hour online sessions. Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to obtain certification.

To register for the course, fill out the registration form and see instructions for submission on the bottom of the form.

Refresher Member and Clerk Course

This is a more condensed course for SDAB members and clerks who need to recertify. This course includes:

  • Administrative Law Principles
  • SDAB Appeals, Process and Authority
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Members, Clerks and other parties
  • Decision Making
  • Other Issues

This course is now delivered in three 3-hour online training sessions. Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to renew certification.

To register for the course, fill out the registration form and see instructions for submission on the bottom of the form.

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2021 SDAB training dates

Contact

Connect with Municipal Government Board:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-4864
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Summerside Business Centre
1229 91 Street SW
Edmonton Alberta  T6X 1E9