Continuing Education Information for Assessing Officers and Technicians

 

Michigan Certified Assessing Officers (MCAO), Michigan Advanced Assessing Officers (MAAO), Michigan Master Assessing Officers (MMAO) and Michigan Certified Assessing Technicians (MCAT) can access information about how to renew their 2019 certification by reviewing the State Tax Commission’s Assessor Certification Bulletin 14 of 2017. 

            State Tax Commission Bulletin 14 of 2017, Assessor Certification

 

Assessing Officers (MCAO, MAAO and MMAO):

2018 Assessing Officer Certification Renewal:

Assessing Officers can verify completion of their continuing education hours during the 2018 renewal cycle (November 1, 2016 –October 31, 2017) and payment of their recertification fee by the December 31, 2017 deadline by reviewing the Assessor & MCAT Completed Continuing Education Report for 2018 Renewal on the link below.

            Assessor & MCAT Completed Continuing Education Report for 2018 Renewal

 

2019 Assessing Officer Certification Renewal:

To be eligible to renew certification for 2019, Assessing Officers must complete 16 hours of State Tax Commission approved continuing education during the 2019 renewal cycle (November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018).  Assessing Officers who do not fully complete the required 16 hours by October 31, 2018 will become uncertified as of December 31, 2018.  The Assessor & MCAT Completed Continuing Education Report for 2019 Renewal will be made available in January 2018.

Assessor & MCAT Completed Continuing Education Report for 2019 Renewal

 

Assessing Officer Approved Continuing Education Courses:

Assessing Officers may obtain continuing education credit by completing assessor education courses that are approved by the State Tax Commission.  Approved courses are listed on the 2018 Approved Continuing Education Course List.  Prior to registering or completing a course for the current renewal cycle, assessing officers should verify the course is approved by the State Tax Commission and eligible to receive continuing education credit.  Information on how a sponsor may submit a course for consideration of continuing education approval may be found under the Assessor Education and Certification heading and the Information for Sponsor Organizations link.

2018 Approved Continuing Education Course List

Note:  On August 29, 2017, the State Tax Commission issued pre-approval of educational courses offered by the Appraisal Institute (AI), the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) that relate to qualifying assessment topics.  Courses that qualify for pre-approval are included on the 2018 Approved Continuing Education Course List.

 

How to Obtain Assessor Continuing Education Credit for a Completed Appraisal Institute (AI), American Society of Appraisers (ASA) or International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Course:

An Assessing Officer who wishes to receive continuing education credit for a completed AI, ASA and IAAO course that has been issued pre-approval and is listed on the 2018 Approved Continuing Education Course List may email the Certificate of Completion from the sponsoring organization to the State Tax Commission at Treas-STC-Certification@michigan.gov.  Assessing Officers should allow two weeks for credit to be issued and then review the 2018 Assessor Completed Continuing Education Report for verification.

 

How to Submit a Request for Approval of an AI, ASA or IAAO Course that is NOT pre-approved and listed on the 2018 Approved Continuing Education Course List:

Certified Assessing Officers may request approval of an AI, ASA or IAAO course that is NOT on the 2018 Approved Continuing Education Course List by submitting a completed Form 5569, Application to Request Approval of an Appraisal Institute, American Society of Appraisers or International Association of Assessing Officers Educational Course to the State Tax Commission not less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course.  Courses are approved for even hours only and are not approved for less than four hours.  Online courses are limited to a maximum of eight hours of credit.  Notification of the approval or denial of the course will be provided to the Assessing Officer in writing.

Form 5569, Application to Request Approval of an Appraisal Institute, American Society of Appraisers or International Association of Assessing Officers Educational Course

How to File Application Form 5569

 

Key Topics Course and Assessing Officer Continuing Education Credit:

Assessing Officers who complete the Key Topics: 18 Things Assessors Need to Know for 2018 Course during the 2019 renewal cycle (November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018) will receive four hours of continuing education credit.  While this course is not a required course that Assessing Officers must complete during the 2019 renewal cycle, Assessing Officers are encouraged to complete the course and are eligible to receive credit for the 2019 renewal cycle even if the 2017 Key Topics course was completed during the previous renewal cycle.  A list of currently scheduled courses can be found under in the State Tax Commission’s website under the What’s New heading.

Michigan Certified Assessing Technicians (MCAT):

2018 MCAT Certification Renewal:

MCAT’s can verify completion of their continuing education hours for the 2018 renewal cycle (November 1, 2016 –October 31, 2017) and payment of their recertification fee by the December 31, 2017 deadline by reviewing the Assessor & MCAT Completed Continuing Education Report for 2018 Renewal on the link below.

Assessor & MCAT Completed Continuing Education Report for 2018 Renewal

           

2019 MCAT Certification Renewal: 

To be eligible to renew an MCAT certification for 2019, MCAT’s MUST complete the State Tax Commission’s Key Topics: 18 Things Assessors Need to Know for 2018 course during the current renewal cycle (November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018).  Once the course is completed, the MCAT continuing education requirement for 2019 renewal is fulfilled.  MCAT’s who do not complete the 2018 Key Topics course by October 31, 2018 will become uncertified as of December 31, 2018.  The Assessor & MCAT Completed Continuing Education Report for 2019 Renewal will be made available in January 2018.

Additional information regarding the Key Topics course can be found under the What's New heading.  Information regarding sponsoring a 2018 Key Topics course and be found under the Assessor Education and Certification heading and the Information for Sponsoring Organizations link.

 

Contact Information:

Questions regarding Assessing Officer or MCAT continuing education or certification renewal may be submitted to the State Tax Commission by email at Treas-STC-Certification@michigan.gov or by phoning (517) 335-3429 and selecting Option 5.