MAAO Professional Designation Program

 

The professional designation program of the MAAO was developed to promote and display a level of professionalism acquired through a wide-ranging series of educational requirements and experience in the field of Assessing. The program confers three designations that indicate the commitment of the conferees to adhere to the high standards of professional practices developed by the MAAO.

 

MAA – Massachusetts Accredited Assessor

RMA – Residential Massachusetts Assessor

CMA – Certified Massachusetts Assessor


Designation Application form:  Click Here for the MAA, RMA & CMA Application Form 

For information about the Grading Sheet for the Narrative Appraisal Reports Required for the RMA and CMA DesignationsClick Here

Alternative Courses: On February 11, 2014, the Professional Admissions Committee developed a list of non MAAO courses and a list of non MAAO designations that will be accepted by the MAAO to meet the education requirements of the MAA, RMA, and CMA designations.

For a list of Approved Courses: click HERE.

For a list of Accepted Designations click HERE.

Questions regarding the Professional Admissions Program, please contact: Ron Keohan, Chairman, MAAO Professional Admissions Committee, Phone: 781-231-4130 or email -  rkeohan@saugus-ma.gov or Bob Ellia, Executive Director, MAAO, Phone: 774-249-8625 or email - director@maao.org

Please mail all application and related forms to: MAAO Professional Admissions Committee, P. O. Box 70, Shrewsbury, MA 01545


MAAO PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION REQUIREMENTS


MASSACHUSETTS ACCREDITED ASSESSOR - M.A.A. (Effective 5/14/2013)

  1. PRIOR TO APPLICATION:
  1. Be a Regular Member of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
  2. Be employed in an assessing jurisdiction in Massachusetts at the time of the application and award for at least 18 months of actual experience as an Assessor, or equivalent duties.
  3. Satisfactory completion of a MAAO Course 200 - Assessing Principles, Procedures and Administration.
  4. Successful completion of a course in Assessing Tax Law sponsored by the Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services - Course 101
  5. Successful completion of MAAO Course 1 - Comparable Sales Approach or equivalent.
  6. Successful completion of MAAO Course 2 – Cost Approach or equivalent.
  7. Successful completion of MAAO Course 3 – Income Approach or equivalent.
  8. Successful completion of MAAO Course 5 – Mass Appraisal of Real Property or equivalent.
  9. Successful completion of the 15-hour National USPAP Course.
  1. APPLICATION:
  1. The application fee is $50 and must be received before the application will be processed.
  2. A completed application, verification of date of appointment, all necessary records to verify the completion of necessary education components, and the application fee MUST be submitted to the Executive Director with the application. (Any questions should be referred to the Executive Director, MAAO at director@maao.org or 774-249-8625.

III.    AWARD:

  1. All materials presented as part of the application will be reviewed to qualify that the candidate has submitted the necessary paperwork.
  2. Once the candidate has met all of the necessary qualifications, the Professional Admissions Committee will present the candidate to the MAAO Executive Board for approval.
  1. NOTES:
  1. No application will be considered for review by the Professional Admissions Committee unless all education and other necessary requirements listed above are met.
  2.  If application is not complete and the Association holds the application packet, a new application and fee maybe required after two years.
  3. Any holder of the C.A.E. designation awarded by the I.A.A.O. or C.M.A. or R.M.A. designation awarded by the M.A.A.O. who meets the necessary requirements shall be designated a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor upon payment of the required fee.

RESIDENTIAL MASSACHUSETTS ASSESSOR - R.M.A. (Effective 5/14/2013)

  1. PRIOR TO APPLICATION:
  1. Be a Regular Member of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
  2. Be employed in an assessing jurisdiction in Massachusetts at the time of the application and award for at least 18 months of actual experience as an Assessor, or equivalent duties.
  3. Satisfactory completion of a MAAO Course 200 - Assessing Principles, Procedures and Administration.
  4. Successful completion of a course in Assessing Tax Law sponsored by the Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services - Course 101
  5. Successful completion of MAAO Course 1 - Comparable Sales Approach or equivalent.
  6. Successful completion of MAAO Course 2 – Cost Approach or equivalent.
  7. Successful completion of MAAO Course 3 – Income Approach or equivalent.
  8. Successful completion of MAAO Course 4 – Narrative Appraisal Report Writing or equivalent.
  9. Successful completion of MAAO Course 5 – Mass Appraisal of Real Property or equivalent.
  10. Successful completion of the 15-hour National USPAP Course.
  1. APPLICATION:
  1. The application fee is $50 and must be received before the application will be processed.
  2. One (1) complete narrative residential appraisal of a property in which all three (3) approaches to value are utilized.
  3. A completed application, verification of date of appointment, all necessary records to verify the completion of necessary education components, and the application fee MUST be submitted to the Executive Director with the application. (Any questions should be referred to the Executive Director, MAAO at director@maao.org or 774-249-8625.
  4. The Professional Admissions Committee will have the option to conduct an interview of the candidate at their discretion either before or after the grading of the report.
  1. AWARD:
  1. All materials presented as part of the application will be reviewed to qualify that the candidate has submitted the necessary paperwork.
  2. Once the candidate has met all of the necessary qualifications, the Professional Admissions Committee will present the candidate to the MAAO Executive Board for approval.
  1. NOTES:
  1. No application will be considered for review by the Professional Admissions Committee unless all education and other necessary requirements listed above are met.
  2. If application is not complete and the Association holds the application packet, a new application and fee maybe required after two years.
  3. Any holder of the CAE or RES designation awarded by the I.A.A.O. or the C.M.A. designation awarded by the M.A.A.O. who meets the prerequisites shall be designated a Residential Massachusetts Assessor upon payment of the required fee.

CERTIFIED MASSACHUSETTS ASSESSOR - C.M.A. (Effective 5/14/2013)

  1. PRIOR TO APPLICATION:
  1. Be a Regular Member of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
  2. Be employed in an assessing jurisdiction in Massachusetts at the time of the application and award for at least THREE (3) years of actual experience as an Assessor, or equivalent duties.
  3. Satisfactory completion of a MAAO Course 200 - Assessing Principles, Procedures and Administration.
  4. Successful completion of a course in Assessing Tax Law sponsored by the Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services - Course 101
  5. Successful completion of MAAO Course 1 - Comparable Sales Approach or equivalent.
  6. Successful completion of MAAO Course 2 – Cost Approach or equivalent.
  7. Successful completion of MAAO Course 3 – Income Approach or equivalent.
  8. Successful completion of MAAO Course 4 – Narrative Appraisal Report Writing or equivalent.
  9. Successful completion of MAAO Course 5 – Mass Appraisal of Real Property or equivalent.
  10. Successful completion of the 15-hour National USPAP Course.
  1. APPLICATION:
  1. The application fee is $50 and must be received before the application will be processed.
  2. Two (2) complete narrative appraisals of a property (one of which is income producing property) acceptable to the Committee, in which all three (3) approaches to value are utilized.
  3. A completed application, verification of date of appointment, all necessary records to verify the completion of necessary education components, and the application fee MUST be submitted to the Executive Director with the application. (Any questions should be referred to the Executive Director, MAAO at director@maao.org or 774-249-8625.
  4. The Professional Admissions Committee will have the option to conduct an interview of the candidate at their discretion either before or after the grading of the report.
  1. AWARD:
  1. The application fee is $50 and must be received before the application will be processed.
  2. One (1) complete narrative residential appraisal of a property in which all three (3) approaches to value are utilized.
  3. A completed application, verification of date of appointment, all necessary records to verify the completion of necessary education components, and the application fee MUST be submitted to the Executive Director with the application. (Any questions should be referred to the Executive Director, MAAO at director@maao.org or 774-249-8625.
  4. The Professional Admissions Committee will have the option to conduct an interview of the candidate at their discretion either before or after the grading of the report.
  1. NOTES:
  1. No application will be considered for review by the Professional Admissions Committee unless all education and other necessary requirements listed above are met.
  2. If application is not complete and the Association holds the application packet, a new application and fee maybe required after two years.
  3. Any holder of the C.A.E. designation awarded by the I.A.A.O. who meets the prerequisites shall be designated a Certified Massachusetts Assessor upon payment of the required fee.