Education

MAAO Proudly Presents the Following Courses                       

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Income Courses                                               MAAO Conferences 
CMA Licensing Courses                                MN Form Report & Case Study Exam Preparatory Courses 
15-Hour Property Type Specific Courses        NorthStar Chapter of the Appraisal Inst.
Ethics                                                               PACE (Department of Revenue)
IAAO Conferences SAMA Licensing Courses

MAAP Workshops

Looking for information on future courses, accreditation, or exam results? Check out our FAQ!

Just starting out as an assessor? Not quite sure which course to tackle first on your path to your next license? Click here for a map to guide you!


Income Courses

MAAO Intro to Income Approach

  • New offering in Summer 2023  |  Check back soon for dates and location

MAAO Basic Income Approach

  • August 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Check back soon for exact dates and location

IAAO 102 - Income Approach to Valuation I

  • Next offering in 2024

IAAO 112 - Income Approach to Valuation II

  • October 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Check back soon for dates and location

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) Licensing Courses

Assessment Laws and Procedures (ALP)

  • January 23-26 2023 - Holiday Inn & Suites, Lake Elmo, MN  |  Click here for details and to register  |  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
  • June 2023 - Central/Greater Minnesota  |  Check back soon for dates and location
  • October 2023 - online  |  Dates to be announced

Mass Appraisal Basics

  • March 27-31, 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Location to be announced
  • September 11-15, 2023 - Central/Greater Minnesota   |  Location to be announced
Basic Appraisal Principles, co-sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
  • February/March 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Check back soon for dates and location
  • July/August 2023 - Central/Greater Minnesota  |  Check back soon for dates and location

Basic Appraisal Procedures, co-sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

  • February/March 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Check back soon for dates and location
  • July/August 2023 - Central/Greater Minnesota  |  Check back soon for dates and location

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


15-Hour Property Type Specific Courses

Basic Ag 101
  • June 2023 - Central/Greater Minnesota  |  Check back soon for dates and location
Advanced Agricultural Assessing
  • Next offering in 2024

Basic Apartment Assessing

  • Summer 2023, pending instructor availability; contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected] if you are interested in teaching this course or to refer a potential instructor!

Residential Assessing 101

  • Next offering in 2024
Advanced Residential Assessing 201
  • October 25-26, 2023  |  Location to be announced

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


Ethics for MN Assessors

Information on Ethics for MN Assessors can be found on the
Ethics for MN Assessors - Department of Revenue (state.mn.us) website.

For questions regarding Ethics, contact [email protected].  


IAAO Conferences

2023 IAAO Conference  August 27-30, 2023 | Salt Lake City, UT


Minnesota Association of Assessment Personnel Workshops  

Contact information can be found in the latest MAAP Newsletter.


MAAO Conferences

Visit the MAAO Conferences webpage for info on upcoming conferences

For questions about conferences, contact: Paul Knutson, Conference Coordinator | [email protected]


MN Form Report & Case Study Exam Preparatory Courses

Residential Case Study Workshop & Optional Exam

  • Summer/Fall 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Check back soon for dates and location

MN Income Property Case Study Workshop & Optional Exam

  • Fall 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Check back soon for dates and location

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


North Star Chapter of Appraisal Institute   

Information on NorthStar Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Educational Offerings can be found here.


Professional Assessment Certification and Education (PACE) - MN Department of Revenue

Information on PACE courses can be found on the MN Department of Revenue website.

For questions regarding the PACE Course, contact [email protected].  


Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor (SAMA) Licensing Courses

Minnesota Assessment Administration
  • Next offering in 2024

MN Income Property Case Study Workshop & Optional Exam

  • Fall 2023 - MSP Metro Area  |  Check back soon for dates and location

Leadership Education for Assessor Development (LEAD)

  • Next offering in 2024

For questions regarding these courses, contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected]


MAAO Instructor Opportunities

Next New Instructor Workshop coming in Summer 2023!

The MAAO Education Steering Committee is always looking for assessors interested in instructing or co-instructing MAAO courses. If you are interested in this rewarding challenge, you should first plan on attending part or the entire course you are interested in instructing this year. Upon being selected as an instructor trainee by the committee, you will be provided the course materials, be asked to instruct a portion of the course, be reimbursed for your expenses, and be provided a stipend. Approved instructor trainees would then be involved in teaching the course at its next offering. 

If this opportunity interests you, please contact the MAAO Education Coordinator at [email protected] to discuss your plan. The MAAO courses are only as good as the instructors, and we need to continue these excellent educational offerings to provide the best training possible to Minnesota assessors. Thank you for your consideration!


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.