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Res 101 - June 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021, 8:00 AM to Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 5:00 PM CDT
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MAAO Residential Assessing 101

Monday, June 28 - Tuesday, June 29, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
St. Cloud, MN


This offering is full. To be placed on the waitlist, please enter your contact information here.

Description:  Developed and instructed by the MAAO Residential Committee and the MAAO Curriculum and Standards Committee.  Residential Assessing 101 is a 15 hour, 2-day course.  
This elective course is for assessors that are new to the field. This course will help new assessors be efficient, educated, and more knowledgeable in the assessing and housing industry. Topics that will be covered include quintile inspections, accessory structures and dwelling units, modular/manufactured home construction, fee appraisals and appeals, residential construction and grading the house. Safety will be discussed as well. Participation and discussion is encouraged in the class. At the end of the class, an exam will follow.


NOTE: While MAAO does not monitor the experience level of course registrants, it is VERY important to note that this course has been developed with the new, inexperienced appraiser in mind. It is highly recommended that course registrants are not seasoned appraisers but rather newer appraisers.


COVID-19 Considerations: MAAO has worked with the event venue for this offering to ensure proper social distancing, adherence to the Governor’s orders of not exceeding 25% meeting room capacity for events, and COVID-19 catering accommodations. Additionally, sanitizing stations will be provided, face masks will be required at all times, no-contact forehead temperatures will be taken at the beginning of each day, and there will be no passing of paperwork throughout the class. We have talked in detail with the event venue and feel confident that every reasonable precaution is being taken for attendees' health and safety.  This offering is subject to cancellation if mandated by the Governor.  A 100% refund will be processed for any registrant due to a Covid-related cancellation. Attendance at this course is at the risk of the employer and attendee. MAAO will not be held liable.


Credits: Residential Assessing 101 is a 15 hour, 2-day course with 14 hours of instruction and a 1 hour exam.  This course has been approved by the State Board of Assessors for 15 hours of continuing education. To use this course as one of the 15-hour Property Type Specific course required for AMA licensure, you must take the exam.  You do not need to take the exam if you only need CEH's, but you will only receive 14 hours.


Instructors:  Brian Messer, CMA-IQ and Dan Squyres, CMA-IQ, MAAO Residential Committee


Date:  Monday, June 28, 2021, Registration from 7:30 to 7:50 AM, Class from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

           Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with exam (2 day format) 


Fee:  MAAO Member - $225.00, Non-Member - $330.00


Location:  The Kelly Inn, 100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN


Food & 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. (Note: In order to keep registration fees lower, co-sponsored courses such as Principles and Procedures, and IAAO courses hosted by MAAO will offer beverages, a.m. and p.m. breaks only; lunch will not be provided.)  

Hotel Group Rate: For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Kelly Inn for $96/night. To ensure availability and the group rate, book your room before June 13, 2021 by calling the hotel directly at: (320) 253-0606 and mention the MAAO block rate


Student Expectations:  This course includes 14 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 a 1 hour exam at the end of the course the student should plan to review for.  If alternative testing options are required please contact the course coordinator by email as soon as possible to discuss and we will attempt to make reasonable accommodations.

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

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation requests received prior to 8:00 a.m., 5 business days prior to the start of the course will be issued a refund, less a $30 administration fee.  Cancellations 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 at least 5 business days before the course. Transfers and  cancellation requests should be sent 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.


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Contact: MAAO Education Coordinator: [email protected]