MAAO Weeklong Course General Information:

MAAO Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) is to provide education and information to promote excellence in property appraisal and assessment administration through professional development with the highest ethical standards.
Expectation of Participants

MAAO courses are comparable to college level courses.  Participants should come to class prepared to participate in lectures, work problems and reviews, read all suggested materials and complete assigned homework.
Registration Information

Participants are required to complete a Registration Form and submit the appropriate fees prior to the start of a course as directed on the form.  All fees include Minnesota sales tax as required.
Cancellation Policy
A refund, less a $30 administration fee will be issued for cancellations received five business days prior to the start of a course or conference.  Registrants who fail to attend or cancel prior to the cancellation deadline 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 5 business days prior to the start of the event. A partial refund may be issued due to special circumstances reviewed on a case by case basis by the MAAO President and Education Coordinator, documentation will be required.  MAAO reserves the right to cancel any event if necessary and provide a full refund. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of the course or conference. Membership dues are non-refundable.

Locations and Facilities

Courses will be held at the location identified on the Registration Form.
Confirmations

Confirmation of registrations will be provided prior to the start of a course.
Lodging

Lodging information will be included on each Registration Form, if you need any further assistance finding lodging please contact the MAAO Education Coordinator.
Time Schedule

Participants should be in attendance by 7:30 AM on the first day of a course.  Sessions will generally be held from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily Monday through Thursday with the final exam on Thursday afternoon unless otherwise stated on the Registration Form.  Each course includes 30 hours of continuing education (or as indicated on the course posting) plus examination.
Textbook and Calculators

The required textbooks are listed on the Registration Form along with the fee including sales tax for purchase.  They will be provided to the registrant Monday Morning.  It is the responsibility of the registrant to purchase the textbook prior to the course to ensure a copy is available for the course.
Continuing Education

The Minnesota Board of Assessors grants 30 hours of continuing education (including final exam) for attending MAAO sponsored weeklong courses unless otherwise stated on the Registration Form.  Daily attendance will be verified during the week.  Exams are required for licensure purposes.  However, all courses also qualify for continuing education and no exam is required. Some courses may be approved for continuing education by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for appraiser continuing education.  Details are included on each Registration Form.
MAAO Scholarships

MAAO annually offers a limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee.  Please see the MAAO scholarship page on the website for information and applications.
Further Information

If you need further information regarding MAAO Weeklong courses please contact: Education Coordinator, Jackie Coulter, Phone: 320-761-0256, educationcoordinator@mnmaao.org