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Mass Appraisal Basics - March 2023
Monday, March 27, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
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Mass Appraisal Basics

In person Monday, March 27 - Thursday, March 30, 2023
8:00am - 5:00pm Central Time daily

Holiday Inn & Suites
Lake Elmo, MN
Online exam available to take independently following course conclusion on Thursday, March 30 through 11:59pm on Friday, March 31
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Registration closes March 20, 2023 or when course size limit is reached.

 

Description:  This introductory 28-hour course plus 2-hour exam introduces participants to the concepts and procedures of ad valorem mass appraisal through lecture, problem solving, and case studies.  Emphasis is on the practical application of mass appraisal techniques in the three approaches to value, statistics and sales ratio studies and is the fourth sequential course required 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 the exam independently online on Thursday or Friday following the course.

 

Credits:  This course has been approved for 28 hours of continuing education, 30 hours with exam, with the Minnesota State Board of Assessors and Appraiser Continuing Education with the Department of Commerce.

 

Class size:  Mass Appraisal Basics will have a minimum of 32 and a maximum of 50 participants.

 

Instructors:  Joy Kanne, Mower County and Stephen Hacken, Retired County Assessor

 

Fee:  MAAO Member - $400.00, Non-Member - $505.00

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.

Payment: Credit card only

Location: Holiday Inn Lake Elmo, 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Prerequisite:  Six months work experience, Assessment Laws and Procedures, Basic Appraisal Principles, and Basic Appraisal Procedures are all recommended.


Requirements:
  Calculator with a power key and a square root key


Textbook:  Course materials will be provided in person during the course.

 

Hotel Group RateFor your convenience, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn, 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN. Room rates per night are $98 for government employees, $119 for a king room, or $129 for a double queen room. To reserve your hotel room, call (651) 714-8068 and mention "MAAO" before March 20, 2023It'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 a 2 hour 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 accommodations.

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

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

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Registration closes March 20, 2023 or when course size limit is reached.

 

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.

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Contact: [email protected]