Practicing NAAB Appraiser (PNA) Masterclasses

National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB) & Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) are pleased to announce new dates for the Masterclasses!

After a three-year hiatus, the innovative 4-day intensive PNA Masterclass training program is returning! We are excited to announce registration is now open for session being offered in Ottawa, Victoria, Saskatoon and Halifax.

Victoria BC - 2023 
     Date: July 24, 25, 26, 27
     Location: University of Victoria Special Collections
     & University Archives

Ottawa ON - 2023
     Date: April 24, 25, 26, 27 *rescheduled*
     New date: September 25, 26, 27, 28
     Location: City of Ottawa Archives 

Saskatoon SK - 2023
     Date: October 16, 17, 18, 19 
     Location: University Archives and Special Collections,
     University of Saskatchewan

Halifax NS - 2024
     Date: February 26, 27, 28, 29
     Location: Nova Scotia Archives


The Masterclasses are delivered by experienced professionals in archival monetary appraisal and designed to leverage your extensive archival and heritage expertise, leading you through the process required to undertake NAAB monetary appraisals, independent archival monetary appraisals, and internal monetary appraisals for your institution.

This training is intended for experienced mid-to-late career archivists, librarians, museum curators, dealers or other experienced heritage professionals. Participants must meet the minimum requirements specified on the registration page. 

The Masterclass puts in place the critical pieces of the archival monetary appraisal puzzle and, in a straightforward way, enhances your skills, increases your understanding about monetary appraisal processes and improves your ability to undertake effective archival monetary appraisals. Case studies will be used to illustrate and deepen the lessons learned.  On the final day, upon successful completion of the summative assignment – a full archival monetary appraisal and a written monetary appraisal report – participants will become eligible to receive the Practising NAAB Appraiser credential. 

Other benefits: Take this knowledge back to your workplace. Bring immediate benefit to your archival institution by conducting small and medium dollar value in-house archival monetary appraisals. Earn extra income or share your expertise with the broader heritage community by participating on NAAB panels in your region. Develop your leadership abilities in archival monetary appraisal and help shape and sustain the future of the archival monetary appraisal landscape in Canada – become a PNA!

Registration is limited and preference given to those with archival experience (acquiring and processing records). *NEW* An auditing option is now also available, for qualified participants who would like the training without the commitment to become a PNA. Auditing participants must still meet all the registration requirements for this program.

Sessions will be delivered in English only, at this time. Resources to support interpretation and translation are being actively pursued.