Chartered appraisers are some of the best professionals who assess the value of a variety of assets such as property.
The title of chartered appraiser is bestowed upon members accepted into the professional Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec [Order of Chartered Appraisers of Quebec] (OEAQ) who, through their accreditation process, maintain the professional standards of the discipline throughout Quebec.
An order that was founded relatively recently in 1969, the OEAQ consists of almost one thousand members. They provide a service to the public by giving the public access to their members through their database, accept malpractice complaints, and make disciplinary decisions against their members publically available to ensure they cannot harm and undermine their trust. In addition to this, they also publish annual reports, professional guidelines, interviews, expert opinions, and current events. They also offer student status to aspiring appraisers enrolled in a business administration university program.
In order for applicants to join the order and become chartered appraisers, they must graduate from a business administration program—however, the requirements vary per university, some programs may need to be supplemented with certificates)—a forty-eight week internship, professional ethics courses, and an entrance exam (with a written and oral part) for the order.
According to their website, this designation has an exclusive right to practice appraisal in Québec and is the only option for aspiring appraisers. However, due to its exclusivity, members of this order will always be consulted for professional positions. However, the application process, expectedly, requires a business administration degree supplemented with certificates, an internship, and an entrance exam. It can take up to four years (including university) to gain entry.