Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO)

The State Tax Commission (STC) offers two paths to certification at the MAAO Level.  Individuals must hold MCAO certification for one year prior to beginning the STC online/lecture hybrid program or the Self-Paced courses.

 

Path 1:  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 eight classroom instruction sessions held on Saturday's from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The application period for the April 2020 program is now closed.  The application period for the October program will open on July 1, 2020.

MAAO Program Summary

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Path 2:  Self-Paced Program:

MAAO self-paced courses are offered through the State Tax Commission and approved outside organizations.  Students must complete seven tested courses and a USPAP Course in order to achieve MAAO Certification.  Students must first take Principles of Appraising, then Statistics and then Basic Income before any other courses can be taken.  There is no application to begin the Self-Paced Program and there is no timeframe to complete the courses.

Students who take self-paced courses directly from the State Tax Commission will be provided one retake opportunity if they fail the exam.

Students who take self-paced courses from an approved outside organization will not be provided with a retake opportunity if they fail the exam and must retake the course and pass the exam in order to receive course credit.

MAAO Self-Paced Course Credit Report

 

Sponsoring an MAAO Course

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.

MAAO Organization Program Packet

 

Self-Paced Courses:

The State Tax Commission is pleased to announce that they will sponsor in the late summer/fall of 2020 and early 2021 the MAAO Self-Paced Courses in an online/lecture hybrid format at a cost of $250/course.  Each course will be limited to 35 students.  Individuals must hold a valid MCAO Certification to attend and be actively working toward MAAO Certification.  

Individuals who received their MCAO Certification after January 1, 2019 must hold that certification for one year before they can begin self-paced courses.  The State Tax Commission has mandated that individuals who begin the MAAO self-paced courses after January 1, 2019 must take the first three courses in order:  Principles of Appraising, Statistics and Basic Income prior to completing any other classes.  All exams for these courses are offered online.

Land Value Determinations and ECF's will be offered from June 27, 2020 to August 8, 2020 with the classroom session August 8, 2020.  Applications are due by May 22, 2020.

Land Value Determinations and ECF's Registration Form

Property Tax Administration will be offered from July 19, 2020 to August 29, 2020 with the classroom session on August 29, 2020.  Applications are due by June 15, 2020.

Property Tax Administration Registration Form

Basic Income will be offered from August 9, 2020 to September 19, 2020 with the classroom session on September 19, 2020.  Applications are due by July 1, 2020.

Basic Income Registration Form

Commercial/Industrial Real Property Valuation will be offered from September 20, 2020 to October 31, 2020 with the classroom session on October 31, 2020.  Applications are due by August 14, 2020.

Commercial/Industrial Real Property Valuation Registration Form

Principles of Appraising will be offered from October 3, 2020 to November 14, 2020 with the classroom session on November 14, 2020.  Applications are due by September 1, 2020.

Principles of Appraising Registration Form

Equalization and Data Collection will be offered from November 1, 2020 to December 12, 2020 with the classroom session on December 12, 2020.  Applications are due by September 28, 2020.

Equalization and Data Collection Registration Form

Statistics will be offered from November 28, 2020 to January 9, 2021 with the classroom session on January 9, 2021.  Applications are due by October 15, 2020.

Statistics Registration Form

Property Tax Administration will be offered from January 2, 2021 to February 13, 2021 with the classroom session on February 13, 2021.  Applications are due by November 15, 2020.

Property Tax Administration Registration Form

Land Value Determinations and ECF's will be offered from January 10, 2021 to February 20, 2021 with the classroom session on February 20, 2021.  Applications are due by December 1, 2020.

Land Value Determinations and ECF's Registration Form

USPAP for Michigan Assessors is required in order to obtain your MAAO Certification.  This course will be offered at a cost of $50.  This course will be offered:

July 17, 2020.  Registration is due June 15, 2020.

October 9, 2020.  Registration is due September 10, 2020.

In addition, we are offering the HP 12-C course is recommended for all assessors at a cost of $50.  This course has also been approved for Appraiser continuing education credit.  This course will be offered:

September 11, 2020.  Registration is due August 14, 2020.

Attendance at the classroom session, timely and fully completing all online assignments and passing the course exam will fulfill the course requirements to receive credit towards MAAO Certification.  More information regarding MAAO Certification can be found on the STC website.

Registration forms for the courses are attached.  Registration can only be made by mail.  Registration forms and payments must be received no later than the designated deadline.

Questions regarding these classes can be directed to Jason Daniels via email at danielsj7@michigan.gov.

 

Upper Peninsula MAAO Class Offerings

The State Tax Commission is pleased to announce they will sponsor in 2020 the MAAO Self-Paced Courses in an online/lecture hybrid format in the Upper Peninsula, specifically in Marquette, at a cost of $250/course.  Each course will be limited to 35 students.  Individuals must have held a valid MCAO Certification for one year to attend and be actively working toward MAAO Certification.

Individuals who received their MCAO Certification after January 1, 2019 must hold that certification for one year before they can begin self-paced courses.  The State Tax Commission has mandated that individuals who begin the MAAO self-paced courses after January 1, 2019 must take the first three courses in order:  Principles of Appraising, Statistics and Basic Income prior to completing any other classes.  All exams for these courses are offered online.

Commercial/Industrial Real Property Valuation will be offered from July 4, 2020 to August 15, 2020 with the classroom session August 15, 2020 and the exam online on August 17, 2020.  Applications are due by June 5, 2020.

Commercial/Industrial Real Property Valuation Application

Land Value Determinations and ECF's will be offered from August 15, 2020 to September 26, 2020 with the classroom session on September 26, 2020 and the exam online on September 28, 2020.  Applications are due by July 10, 2020.

Land Value Determination and ECF's Application

Equalization and Data Collection will be offered from September 5, 2020 to October 17, 2020 with the classroom session on October 17, 2020 and the exam online on October 19, 2020.  Applications are due by July 31, 2020.

Equalization and Data Collection Application

Property Tax Administration will be offered from September 26, 2020 to November 7, 2020 with the classroom session on November 7, 2020 and the exam online on November 9, 2020.  Applications are due August 28, 2020.

Property Tax Adminstration Application

USPAP will be offered as a one day course on December 5, 2020 at a cost of $50.  Applications are due November 6, 2020.

USPAP Application

Attendance at the classroom session, timely and fully completing all online assignments and passing the course exam will fulfill the course requirements to receive credit towards MAAO Certification.  More information regarding MAAO Certification can be found on the STC website.

Registration forms for the courses are attached.  Registrations can only be made by mail.  Registration forms and payments must be received no later than the designated deadline.

Questions regarding these classes can be directed to Jason Daniels via email at danielsj7@michigan.gov.

 

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