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MAAO Recertification Program

 

In 1996 the MAAO instituted recertification procedures for its Professional Designation Program.  In order for a designee to maintain his/her designation specific continuing educational requirements were established.  These requirements must be met over a three year period related to the birth date of the individual.  Failure to meet the requirements results in the designation becoming inactive and may not be used by the individual in any professional manner.  The designations of those that have not met the requirements of recertification are currently considered “inactive” and those individuals should refrain from using their designations (MAA, RMA, CMA).   It should be noted that Chapter 6 of the MAAO Code of Ethics is quite clear in the fact that unauthorized use of any professional designation is a violation of the Code. I have included the pertinent chapter from the Code of Ethics below.

 

6. REPRESENTATION OF QUALIFICATIONS

Use no M.A.A.O. professional designation unless duly authorized to do so by the

association and claim no qualifications in reports, testimony or elsewhere, which are not

factual or which may be subject to erroneous interpretation.

 


On May 14, 2013 the Professional Admissions Committee agreed to accept on-line courses

for recertification purposes only.  Any on-line courses that are accepted by the Massachusetts State Licensing Commission, Board of Real Estate Appraisers, will be accepted.  This includes the online USPAP 7 Hr. Update.  Any other online course must be submitted to the Professional Admissions Committee for approval.  The 15 Hr. USPAP Course will not be accepted for primary education but it can be applied towards recertification requirements.  On-line courses will not be accepted as primary education requirements for the initial awarding of any of our designations; MAA, RMA, CMA.

This change took effect on May 14, 2013.

 


The recertification requirements are listed below.

 


 

PROCEDURE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

FOR RECERTIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS
C.M.A. - R.M.A. - M.A.A. (Effective 10/1/2007)

 

I. Each designated member of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers must apply for recertification by their birthday every three years.

 

II. The Applicant is responsible for supplying the necessary documentation for recertification of approved credit hours to the Executive Director.

 

III. The Applicant if responsible for the recertification requirements for the highest designation that they have achieved.

 

IV. To maintain their certification a member must attend forty-five (45) hours of continuing education over the three year period.

For the MAA Designation attendance in either, the “National USPAP 15 hour Course” or the “National USPAP 7 hour Update” must be included in the total of 45 hours.

For the RMA Designation attendance in either, the “National USPAP 15 hour Course” or the “National USPAP 7 hour Update” must be included in the total of 45 hours. Also, a minimum of 10 hours must be in appraisal related courses, seminars, or workshops.

For the CMA Designation attendance in either, the “National USPAP 15 hour Course” or the “National USPAP 7 hour Update” must be included in the total of 45 hours. Also, a minimum of 20 hours must be in appraisal related courses, seminars, or workshops.

 

V. All courses/seminars/workshops have to be submitted to the Executive Director and approved by the Recertification Board of Review prior to submitting them for recertification credit. The Recertification Review Board will be under the control of the Professional Admissions Committee and will be comprised of the Education Committee, one member of the Professional Admissions Committee and the Executive Director and will be established to approve courses/seminars/workshops and assign credit hours.

 

VI. A fee of $50.00 will be charged for recertification and is payable at the time of application.

 

VII. Any designee who is no longer active as a Regular Member of the M.A.A.O. may apply for retired status by the anniversary of their birthday, every three years. The fee for this status will be $20.00.

 


For a recert application that you can fill out and print go herePreferred On-Line Excel Recert Form

 

For a PDF copy of the application go herePDF Recert Form

 

 


 

The purpose of this organization is to educate the Assessing Officers of Massachusetts and their assistants in the field of assessing in this State; to assist in creating efficient and uniform administration of local tax laws; to afford opportunity for the discussion of subjects pertaining to local taxation; to provide methods for encouraging the development of desirable tax laws and to discourage the adoption of harmful measures relating to taxation or to the duties of local taxing officials; to promote public understanding of Assessing Officials work efforts to the general public.

Article II of the MAAO By-Laws as amended 6/24/93 



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