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Assessment Laws and Procedures (ALP) - October 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, October 20, 2022, 11:30 AM CDT
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Assessment Laws and Procedures (ALP)

October 10-13 and 17-20, 2022
Online via Zoom
8:00 - 11:30am daily

Online exam at course conclusion
available to take independently on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21


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Registration will close October 3, 2022


Description:  This course will be taught virtually with live instruction. 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. This course is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors for 28 hours of continuing education, 30 hours with exam.  Note: This class is an 8-day ONLINE ONLY format. The exam will be proctored online. Course participants will receive Zoom links for the course and separate links to access the exam independently online following the course. Students attending virtually must be able to commit to attending all eight days to receive credit for the course. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis through an approval process. The class size limit is 30 students.

Credits:  This course is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors for 28 hours of continuing education, 30 hours with exam. Attendee webcams must remain on for the entire course to receive CEHs. Attendance is recorded multiple times per day.

Instructors:  Minnesota Department of Revenue Staff

Early registration fee before September 10, 2022: $400
Course registration fee after September 10, 2022: $470

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: Online only via Zoom – no call-in only option will be provided.

Prerequisite:  Six months work experience recommended


Textbook:  Course materials will be provided digitally prior to and during the course via the email address provided during registration.

Student Expectations: 

  • This course includes 28 hours of live online 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. 
  • Students must attend all eight days to receive credit for the course.
  • Students must have their cameras on and participate in small and large group discussions.
  • Students must successfully pass the independently taken online proctored exam at the end of the course to receive credit for a CMA license. The student should plan to review for this exam. 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 accommodations.

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. 


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Registration will close October 3, 2022


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Contact: MAAO Education Coordinator | [email protected]