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 window for the April 2021 program is now closed.  Applications for the October 2021 program will open on July 1, 2021.

MAAO Program Summary

STC MAAO Application Review Process

 

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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 early Spring/Summer 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.

Principles of Appraising will be offered from April 3, 2021 to May 15, 2021 with the classroom session on May 15, 2021.  Applications are due by February 15, 2021.

Principles of Appraising Registration Form

Commercial Industrial Valuation will be offered April 11, 2021 to May 22, 2021 with the classroom session on May 22, 2021.  Applications are due by February 22, 2021.

Commercial Industrial Registration Form

An HP 12-C class will be offered as a one-day course on April 22, 2021 at a cost of $50.  Applications are due by March 8, 2021.

HP 12-C Registration Form

Statistics will be offered May 16, 2021 to June 26, 2021 with the classroom session on June 26, 2021.  Applications are due by April 1, 2021.

Statistics Registration Form

Equalization will be offered May 23, 2021 to July 10, 2021 with the classroom session on July 10, 2021.  Applications are due by April 5, 2021.

Equalization Registration Form

USPAP will be offered as a one-day course on February 20, 2021, April 23, 2021 and August 28, 2021 at a cost of $50 per class.  Applications are due January 11, 2021 for the February class, March 8, 2021 for the April class and July 19, 2021 for the August class.

USPAP February 2021 Registration Form

USPAP April 2021 Registration Form

USPAP August 2021 Registration Form

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 Jacob Thurston via email at ThurstonJ1@michigan.gov.

 

Upper Peninsula MAAO Class Offerings

The State Tax Commission is pleased to announce they will sponsor in 2021 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.

Principles of Appraising will be offered from April 3, 2021 to May 15, 2021 with the classroom session on May 15, 2021.  Applications are due by February 15, 2021.

Principles of Appraising Registration Form

Statistics will be offered from May 1, 2021 to June 12, 2021 with the classroom session on June 12, 2021.  Applications are due by March 22, 2021.

Statistics Registration Form

Basic Income will be offered from June 12, 2021 to July 24, 2021 with the classroom session on July 24, 2021.  Applications are due by April 26, 2021.

Basic Income Registration Form

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 Jacob Thurston via email at ThurstonJ1@michigan.gov.

 

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