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Residential Assessing 101 - March 2022
Wednesday, March 09, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, March 10, 2022, 5:00 PM CST
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MAAO Residential Assessing 101

Wednesday, March 9 - Thursday, March 10, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Waite Park, MN


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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 new to the field. This course will help new assessors be efficient, educated, and more knowledgeable in the assessing and housing industry. Topics 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.


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 two 15-hour elective courses required for AMA licensure, you must take the exam. You do not need to take the exam if you only need CEHs, in which case you will only receive 14 CEHs.


COVID-19 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.


Instructors:  MAAO Residential Committee


Date:  Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Registration from 7:30 to 7:50 AM, Class from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

           Thursday, March 10, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with exam (2 day format) 


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


Location: The Park Event Center, 500 Division St., Waite Park


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 as well as IAAO courses hosted by MAAO will offer beverage and 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 Hilton Garden Inn, 550 Division St., Waite Park, MN, connected to The Park Event Center at the rate of $119/night. Click here to book your reservation under the MAAO group rate or call 320-640-7990 and mention the code MRA. Reserve by February 8th, 2022 to ensure availability and the group 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., five 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.


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

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Contact: MAAO Education Coordinator | [email protected]