Training and Certification

Maine Revenue Service's Property Tax Division is responsible for administering the training and certification of Certified Maine Assessors.  In accordance with this responsibility, the Property Tax Division offers introductory courses in property tax administration for prospective assessors, as well as advanced courses for experienced assessors at various times throughout the year.  Certified Maine Assessors must complete at least 16 hours of classroom training each year to maintain their certification.

For additional information, contact the Chief of Training and Certification at

General Information

Assessors' Groups

Bulletin No. 22 - Training and Certification

Bulletin No. 26 - Advanced Assessor Training and Certification

Current Meeting and Course Schedules


Advanced Assessor Certification Application (PDF) - To request certification as a CMA-2, CMA-3, or CMA-4.

Advanced Assessor Certification Renewal Application (PDF) - To apply for recertification through the annual continuing education requirements as a CMA-2, CMA-3, or CMA-4.

CMA Exams

NOTE:  The CMA Exam administered on August 2, 2024 is being offered at the annual Maine Property Tax School.  Prospective test-takers can register for the CMA Exam by submitting the Property Tax School registration brochure.  

Introductory Courses - Textbooks for the PT101, PT102, and PT103 courses offered during the annual Maine Property Tax School.  

Continuing Education

Property Tax Institute.  The Property Tax Division offers a two- to three-day spring seminar covering advanced assessing topics.  The Property Tax Institute offers Certified Maine Assessors the opportunity to obtain continuing education through specialized training.

  • 2025 Property Tax Institute: TBD

Property Tax School.  The Property Tax Division hosts an annual, week-long educational event in late-July or early-August each year.  Property Tax School offers both introductory courses intended to prepare attendees for the CMA Exam, and advanced courses for attendees with more experience in property assessment.  The event concludes each year on the Friday of school week with the CMA Exam, an eight-hour certification exam for prospective assessors. 

IAAO Courses. The Property Tax Division hosts a variety of week-long IAAO courses for assessors.

  • IAAO Course 601 - Cadastral Mapping Methods & Applications: October 21-25, 2024, Brewer | Registration

Request for Pre-approval of Course for Continuing Education Credit (PDF) - To request continuing education credit for an assessor training course, seminar or meeting.

Individual Request for Certified Maine Assessor Continuing Education Credit (PDF) - 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 workshop is free for IAAO members ($89 for nonmembers). This workshop qualifies for continuing education credit and for the ethics requirement for assessors (2 CE hours).