Overview

Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards (SDABs)

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

The Land and Property Rights Tribunal provides training, however, SDABs can arrange for other providers to deliver the mandatory training if desired.

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

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.

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.

Assessment Review Boards (ARB)

The Tribunal provides certification training for ARB members and clerks. This is required training pursuant to Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation (AR 310/2009) and Ministerial Order M:001/14.

After successful completion of the training program, the member or clerk will receive their ARB certification.

ARB 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 ARB certification.

Training dates

Registration opened December 1, 2022. Registration is required. Call 780-427-2444.

All courses are online. A WebEx meeting invitation will be sent approximately one week prior to the session. Participants are required to participate through video and audio during the session. The morning sessions are 8:30 to 11:30 am and the afternoon sessions are 1 to 4 pm.

  • Assessment and Review Board 2023 training dates

    • February 1 (morning and afternoon) – New clerk and clerk refresher
    • February 6 to 10 (morning) – New Member
    • February 13 to 15 (morning) – Member refresher
    • February 27 to March 3 (morning) – New Member
    • March 7 to 9 (morning) – Member refresher
    • March 17 (morning and afternoon) – New clerk and clerk refresher
    • April 17 to 19 (morning) – Member Refresher
    • April 27 (morning and afternoon) – New clerk and clerk refresher
    • May 1 to 5 (morning) – New member
    • May 17 (morning and afternoon) – New clerk and clerk refresher
    • May 23 to 25 (morning) – Member refresher
    • June 12 to 16 (morning) – New Member
    • June 21 (morning and afternoon) – New clerk and clerk refresher
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board 2023 training dates

    • January 23 to 26 (morning) – New member and new clerk
    • January 23 to 25 (afternoon) – Member and clerk refresher
    • March 13 to 16 (morning) – New Member and new clerk
    • March 13 to 15 (afternoon) – Member and clerk refresher

How to apply

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Use the Training Request Form – New and Refreshing Members and Clerks found on the Forms and Resources page to register for the following courses:

  • SDAB new member and clerk course
  • SDAB member and clerk refresher course
  • ARB new member course
  • ARB member refresher course
  • ARB new clerk or clerk refresher course

Use the Assessment Review Board Training Request Form – Advanced Refreshing Clerks/Members found on the Forms and Resources page to register for the following courses:

  • ARB member refresher advanced course
  • ARB clerk refresher advanced course
  • SDAB member refresher advanced course
  • SDAB clerk refresher advanced course

Course descriptions

  • SDAB 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 4, 3-hour online sessions. Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to obtain certification.

  • SDAB member and clerk refresher course

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

    • administrative law
    • legislative and planning considerations
    • SDAB appeals, process and authority
    • decision making

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

  • SDAB member and clerk advanced course

    This is a self-study course for experienced SDAB members and clerks who need to recertify and have previously taken the complete course from the Land and Property Rights Tribunal or the Municipal Government Board.

    The course materials cover the matters outlined in the curriculum established by the Minister and include:

    • principles of administrative law
    • provincial and municipal legislation regarding land use planning
    • subdivision and development application processes
    • subdivision and development appeal processes

    The course involves:

    • reviewing training materials
    • attending a half-day in-person virtual class
    • completion of the required exam online

    The difference between the regular and advanced member courses is that the virtual session is shortened from 3 half days to one half day and is intended to focus on changes to legislation and other similar developments since the members and clerks last certified.

  • ARB new member course

    This course is for newly appointed ARB members and covers:

    • administrative law
    • principles of assessment

    This course is now delivered in 5, 3-hour online sessions. Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to obtain certification.

  • ARB member refresher course

    This is a more condensed course for ARB members who need to recertify, and reviews:

    • administrative law
    • principles of assessment

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

  • ARB member refresher advanced course

    This is a self-study course for experienced ARB members who need to recertify, and covers:

    • administrative law
    • principles of assessment

    The course involves:

    • receiving training manuals by mail or email
    • completion of the required exam online

    As an advanced member, there would be no additional requirement to attend an in-person session.

  • ARB new clerk or clerk refresher course

    This course is for newly appointed ARB clerks, as well as ARB clerks who need to re-certify.

    The course covers the area of administrative law, specific to the ARB complaint process.

    This course is now delivered in 1, 4-hour online session. Successful completion of an online exam within 7 days of the course date is required to obtain certification.

  • ARB clerk refresher advanced course

    This is a self-study course for ARB clerks who need to re-certify. The course covers the area of administrative law, specific to the ARB complaint process.

    ARB clerks may have the option of advanced clerk standing, which involves the following:

    • receiving training manuals by mail or email
    • completion of the required online exam

    As an advanced clerk, there is no additional requirement to attend an in-person session.

Contact

Connect with the Land and Property Rights Tribunal:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed noon to 1 pm, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2444
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-0986
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Land and Property Rights Tribunal
2nd Floor, Summerside Business Centre
1229 91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6X 1E9

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