Assessor Continuing Education Course Information
To renew an assessor certification for 2018, Michigan Certified Assessing Officers (MCAO), Michigan Advanced Assessing Officers (MAAO), Michigan Master Assessing Officers (MMAO) and Michigan Certified Assessing Technicians (MCAT) must complete 20 hours of approved continuing education between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. See State Tax Commission Bulletin 10 of 2016.
The State Tax Commission approves education courses and instructors that assist Assessing Officers and Technicians in fulfilling their continuing education requirements for annual recertification. Continuing education courses are approved for the current renewal cycle (November 1 - October 31). Courses are approved for even hours only and are not approved for less than four hours. Requests for approval must be submitted by filing a separate Form 4738 for each course not less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course.
In addition, the State Tax Commission's 2017 Key Topics for Assessors Training Program is available for sponsoring organizations to offer. Interested sponsors who wish to offer this course must complete and submit Form 5515 to the State Tax Commission not less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course.
A list of 2017 courses and programs that have been approved by the State Tax Commission for use in obtaining assessor continuing education certification renewal hours for the current renewal period is provided below.
In addition, previous reports for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewal cycles are provided for reference purposes and to assist in completing Option 2 of Form 4738. See Form 4738 for additional information.
Questions regarding assessor continuing education courses may be submitted to the State Tax Commission by email at Treas-STC-Education@michigan.gov or by phoning (517) 335-3429 and selecting Option 4.