Overview

Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards (SDAB) members and clerks are required to complete a training program.

Training is provided by the Municipal Government Board (MGB). SDABs can still 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.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards

Most subdivision appeals and all development permit appeals, stop work order appeals, and appeals of the Development Authority decisions are heard by the municipally or intermunicipallly administered Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards (SDABs).

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New Member Course

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

This course covers:

  • Administrative Law Principles
  • Introduction to Planning and Development in Alberta (Roles and Responsibilities)
  • Planning and Development Processes in Alberta
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Members
  • SDAB Appeals and Process
  • Legislative and Planning Considerations
  • Other issues

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.

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

Clerk Course

This course is for SDAB clerks newly appointed or yet to be certified. This course covers:

  • Administrative Law Principles
  • Introduction to Planning and Development in Alberta
  • Planning and Development Processes in Alberta
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Clerks
  • Other issues

This course is one day in length. 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.

2020 SDAB training dates

Course date Course Location
February 19 Clerk Edmonton
February 24 and 25 Board member Edmonton
March 12 Clerk Calgary
April 15 and 16 Board member Calgary

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: mgb.training@gov.ab.ca

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