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 October 2017 program is now closed. The application period for the April 2018 program will open on January 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.
Commercial Industrial Valuation of Real Property will be offered from February 18, 2018 to March 31, 2018 with the exam on April 9, 2018.
Principles of Appraising will be offered from March 31, 2018 to May 12, 2018 with the exam on May 14, 2018.
Land Valuation and ECF's will be offered from April 1, 2018 to May 12, 2018 with the exam on May 14, 2018.
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.
The State Tax Commission is pleased to announce that they will sponsor in 2018 the MAAO USPAP Course that is required for any individual seeking MAAO Certification. This is not a continuing education course offering. This 8 hour course will be offered to any individual seeking MAAO Certification at a cost of $50.00. Each course will be limited to 35 students. The course will be offered on February 2, 2018. Please see the attached registration form for more details. Registration forms and payment are due by January 15, 2018.
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