Training and Certification
The Property Tax Division provides three introductory courses in property tax administration for local assessors that are offered periodically at various locations throughout the state. Certified Maine Assessors must complete at least 16 hours of classroom training each year to maintain certification.
If you have any questions, contact the Chief of Training and Certification,
Jeff Kendall at 207-624-5608.
- Next exam: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Registration
Advanced Assessor Certification Application - for an individual CMA requesting certification as a CMA-2, CMA-3, or CMA-4.
Advanced Assessor Recertification Application - for an individual applying for recertification through the annual continuing education requirements for CMA-2, CMA-3, and CMA-4.
IAAO Course 101 - October 29 - November 2, 2018
The Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal is designed to provide the students with an understanding and working knowledge of the procedures and techniques required to estimate the market value of vacant and improved properties. This course concentrates on the skills necessary for estimating the market value of properties using two approaches to value: the cost approach and the sales comparison approach. The Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal utilizes lectures, classroom discussion, and homework problems to emphasize the main concepts and procedures taught in the course.
Property Tax School. The Property Tax Division conducts an annual one-week educational event called the Maine Property Tax School. The School provides introductory courses as well as more advanced material, and serves as preparation for the eight-hour certification exam, administered on the Friday of School week, as well as at least three other times each year.
Property Tax Institute. Starting in 2016, the Property Tax Division will be offering a new program in the spring. This new program is called the Property Tax Institute and will offer continuing education through specialized training for existing Certified Maine Assessors.
Request for Pre-approval Certification/ Recertification Credit - To request continuing education credit for an assessor training course, seminar or meeting.
Uniform Request for Recertification Credit - for an individual CMA attending an event that has not been pre-approved for credit.
Free online workshop for IAAO members. IAAO is offering an online version of Workshop 171: IAAO Standards of Professional Practice and Ethics. This seven hour workshop is free for IAAO members ($89 for nonmembers). This workshop qualifies for advanced assessor training and for the ethics requirement for assessors (7 CE hours).
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State Property Tax Fairness Credit (Income Tax Division)