Education

MAAO Proudly Presents the Following Courses                       

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Income Courses                                               MAAO Conferences 
CMA Licensing Courses                                MN Form Report & Case Study Exam Preparatory Courses 
15-Hour Property Type Specific Courses        NorthStar Chapter of the Appraisal Inst.
Ethics                                                               PACE (Department of Revenue)
IAAO Conferences SAMA Licensing Courses

MAAP Workshops

Looking for information on future courses, accreditation, or exam results? Check out our FAQ!

Just starting out as an assessor? Not quite sure which course to tackle first on your path to your next license? Click here for a map to guide you!


30 Hour Income Courses

MAAO Basic Income Approach

  • Next offering anticipated Fall 2024

IAAO 102 - Income Approach to Valuation I

  • Next offering anticipated Fall 2024

IAAO 112 - Income Approach to Valuation II

  • Next offering anticipated 2025

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) Licensing Courses

Assessment Laws and Procedures (ALP)

Basic Appraisal Principles, co-sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
  • January 22-25, 2024  |  Holiday Inn & Suites, Lake Elmo  |  Click here for details and to register
  • July 29 - August 1, 2024  |  St. Cloud; venue and dates TBA  |  Check back soon for details 

Basic Appraisal Procedures, co-sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

  • February 12-15, 2024  |  Holiday Inn & Suites, Lake Elmo  |  Click here for details and to register
  • August 26-29, 2024  |  St. Cloud; venue and dates TBA  |  Check back soon for details

Mass Appraisal Basics

  • May 6-9, 2024  |  Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis-Maple Grove  |  Click here for details and to register  |  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
  • September 2024  |  St. Cloud; venue and dates TBA  |  Check back soon for details

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


15-Hour Property Type Specific Courses

Basic Ag 101
  • Next offering anticipated Summer 2025

Advanced Agricultural Assessing

Basic Apartment Valuation

  • Next offering anticipated Summer 2025

Residential Assessing 101

  • Next offering anticipated Fall 2024
Advanced Residential Assessing
  • Next offering anticipated 2025

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


Ethics for MN Assessors

Information on Ethics for MN Assessors can be found on the
Ethics for MN Assessors - Department of Revenue (state.mn.us) website.

For questions regarding Ethics, contact [email protected].  


IAAO Conferences

2024 IAAO Conference  August 25-28, 2024  |  Denver, CO

2025 IAAO Conference  September 21-24, 2025  |  Orlando, FL

2026 IAAO Conference  October 13-16, 2026  |  Calgary, CA


Minnesota Association of Assessment Personnel Workshops  

Contact information can be found in the latest MAAP Newsletter.


MAAO Conferences

Visit the MAAO Conferences webpage for info on upcoming conferences

For questions about conferences, contact [email protected]


MN Form Report & Case Study Exam Preparatory Courses

Residential Case Study Workshop & Optional Exam

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


North Star Chapter of Appraisal Institute   

Information on NorthStar Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Educational Offerings can be found here.


Professional Assessment Certification and Education (PACE) - MN Department of Revenue

Information on PACE courses can be found on the MN Department of Revenue website.

For questions regarding the PACE Course, contact [email protected].  


Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor (SAMA) Licensing Courses

Minnesota Assessment Administration
  • July 2024  |  St. Cloud; venue and dates TBA  |  Check back soon for details and link to register

MN Income Property Case Study Workshop & Optional Exam

Leadership Education for Assessor Development (LEAD)

  • Next offering anticipated Fall 2024

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


 Continuing Education Courses

Intro & Advanced Excel for Assessors  |  December 18, 2023  |  Online via Zoom  |  Click here to show your interest by adding your name to the waitlist

MAAO Intro to Income Approach

  • August 5-6, 2024  |  Venue and dates TBA  |  Check back soon for details and link to register

IAAO Advanced Modeling Course

  • Next offering anticipated Fall 2024

MAAO Instructor Opportunities

Next New Instructor Workshop is coming up in Summer 2024! Click here for details of the 2023 workshop.

The MAAO Education Steering Committee is always looking for assessors interested in instructing or co-instructing MAAO courses. If you are interested in this rewarding challenge, you should first plan on attending part or the entire course you are interested in instructing this year. Upon being selected as an instructor trainee by the committee, you will be provided the course materials, be asked to instruct a portion of the course, be reimbursed for your expenses, and be provided a stipend. Approved instructor trainees would then be involved in teaching the course at its next offering. 

If this opportunity interests you, please contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected] to discuss your plan. The MAAO courses are only as good as the instructors, and we need to continue these excellent educational offerings to provide the best training possible to Minnesota assessors. Thank you for your consideration!


COVID Considerations: MAAO is following the current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. Each educational offering is subject to cancellation if mandated by the Governor or due to a change in COVID conditions. A 100% refund will be processed for any registrant due to a COVID-related cancellation. Attendance at any course is at the risk of the employer and attendee. MAAO will not be held liable.