Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO)
Individuals interested in obtaining MAAO Certification have 2 options:
- State Tax Commission Online/Lecture Hybrid Program
- Attend self-paced courses offered through outside organizations
More detailed information is available on each option in the MAAO Program Summary:
State Tax Commission Online/Lecture Hybrid Program:
The online/lecture hybrid program is a one year program. MAAO instructors work with students using online tools and conduct seven classroom instruction sessions held on Saturday's from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students must also complete an online or classroom USPAP course of their choosing. The application period for the April 2018 program is now closed. Applications for the October Program will open on July 1, 2018.
MAAO self-paced courses are offered through approved outside organizations. Students must complete seven individual courses through approved outside organizations. Students must also complete an online or classroom USPAP course of their choosing.
An organization wishing to sponsor and offer a MAAO course, must complete all documents contained within the MAAO Organization Program Packet (Organization Application, Organization Security Agreement, Instructor Agreement and Agreement to Proctor an Examination) and submit the completed packet to the State Tax Commission.
The STC is pleased to announce that during 2018, they will sponsor the MAAO Self-Paced courses in an online/lecture format at a cost of $250 per course. Each course will be limited to 35 students.
Statistics will be offered from May 13, 2018 to June 23, 2018 with the exam on June 25, 2018.
Equalization and Data Collection will be offered from May 13, 2018 to June 23, 2018 with the exam on June 25, 2018.
Basic Property Tax Administration will be offered from June 24, 2018 to August 4, 2018 with the exam on August 21, 2018.
USPAP will be offered on April 20, 2018, July 13, 2018 and October 5, 2018
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