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Assessment Laws & Procedures (ALP) - June 2024
Monday, June 24, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
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Assessment Laws and Procedures (ALP)

In person Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27, 2024

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
8:00 AM – noon Central Time Thursday

 Holiday Inn & Suites
St. Cloud, MN

Online final exam available to take independently on your own device from any location with Internet access following course conclusion Thursday, June 27 through Friday, June 28 at midnight Central Time

Seats are still available in the October 2024 offering of ALP, linked here.

You may also click here to add your name to the waitlist; once on the waitlist, you will be contacted via email if a seat in the June offering becomes available.


Description: Assessment Laws and Procedures is an introductory 28-hour course dealing with the assessment field in Minnesota. Participants will learn about property tax laws in Minnesota, real estate law and assessment procedures. This course is designed for individuals who are just beginning their study of the assessment field but also can serve as a review for persons currently working in assessment. This is a required course for the Certified Minnesota Assessor level of licensure. Note: This class will be a 4-day format. The exam will ONLY be available online. Course participants will receive links to take a demo exam and familiarize themselves with the exam process the week prior to the course. The final exam will be available via the same links for course participants to take independently online on Thursday or Friday following the course. The course has a maximum capacity of 48 students.

Credits: This course is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors for 28 hours of continuing education, 30 hours with exam. The exam is required to receive credit toward the Certified Minnesota Assessor level of licensure.

Instructors:  Minnesota Department of Revenue Staff

Fee: $450

Payment: Credit card only

Scholarships: MAAO offers weeklong course scholarships to anyone that is interested in pursuing a career in the assessment field and demonstrates a financial need. Courses eligible for a scholarship include Assessment Laws and Procedures (ALP), Appraisal Principles, Appraisal Procedures, and Mass Appraisal Basics.  More information and a scholarship application are available by clicking here.

Location: Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 S 37th Ave, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Prerequisite: Six months work experience recommended

Course Requirements: Calculator and handbook. Participants are expected to bring their own hard copy of the handbook to the course. Registrants will receive an email containing a link to the handbook when it is available and no later than one week prior to the course. Please print it and bring it with you. 

Exam Requirements: The exam is online-only and can be taken independently between course conclusion on Thursday and midnight Central Time the following day. The exam may be taken from any geographic location with Internet access. Exam takers must have the following available during the exam:

  • Calculator
  • A reliable Internet connection
  • Computer with webcam and microphone that is not connected to multiple monitors or a docking station - Please review complete requirements for ProctorFree, our online proctoring service, here
  • Current version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari on a computer running Windows 7, 8, or 10 or Mac OS 10.11+ (El Capitan) or greater
  • If accessing the course using a mobile device, it must be a large-screen device such as an iPhone 6+ or iPad
  • It is highly recommended that your computer is plugged in to an AC outlet while taking the exam

Textbook: Course materials will be provided digitally prior to the course via the email address provided during registration. Participants are expected to bring their own hard copy of the handbook to the course.

Hotel Group Rate: For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 S 37th Ave, St. Cloud, MN for $107 per night. To reserve your hotel room, call 320-253-9000, dial 2, and mention "MAAO" or via this booking link before May 24, 2024.  It's your responsibility to make your own reservations by the requested due date. 

Student Expectations:  This course includes 28 hours of classroom instruction during which students will be expected to participate in discussions, group activities, and coursework that may include but is not limited to reading, homework, problem solving, etc. both during and outside classroom hours.  There is also an independently taken online proctored exam at the end of the course the student should plan to review for. If alternative testing options are required, please contact [email protected] via email as soon as possible to discuss, and we will attempt to make reasonable accommodation.

Food and Beverages: For student, instructor and employer convenience, lunch and a limited variety of refreshments and snacks are included in your registration fee for this course.

ADA Policy: If you have a disability and may require some accommodations at any event, please notify us via email to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the course, and we will attempt to make reasonable arrangements.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received prior to 8:00am five business days prior to the start of the course will be issued a refund, less a $30 administration fee. Cancellation requests received after this time or registrants who fail to attend the course are responsible for the entire fee.  If a registrant is unable to attend the event, a substitute from the jurisdiction that paid the registration fee can attend at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change or cancellation requests to [email protected]. Although it is not the policy of MAAO to cancel a course or seminar, MAAO reserves the right to do so and provide a full refund if the minimum enrollment level is not reached. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of the course or conference.

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 risk for the employer and attendee. MAAO will not be held liable.

Additional Information: Refer to MAAO's education FAQs and policies.



Seats are still available in the October 2024 offering of ALP, linked here.

You may also click here to add your name to the waitlist; once on the waitlist, you will be contacted via email if a seat in the June offering becomes available.


If you are not currently a member of MAAO and would like to join to receive member-based pricing, click here to learn how to join MAAO.  Please allow one business day for membership application processing prior to registering for courses and seminars.

Contact: MAAO Education Coordinator | [email protected]