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, Andrea Lubejko at or 207-624-5600.

General Information

Assessors Groups

Bulletin 22 (Training and Certification)

Bulletin 26 (Advanced Asessor Training and Certification)

Current Meeting and Course Schedules


Introductory Courses

CMA Exams

Advanced Assessor Certification Application (PDF) - for an individual CMA requesting certification as a CMA-2, CMA-3, or CMA-4.

Advanced Assessor Certification Renewal Application (PDF) - for an individual applying for recertification through the annual continuing education requirements for CMA-2, CMA-3, and CMA-4.

Continuing Education

Property Tax Institute. The Property Tax Division offers a three-day spring seminar covering advanced assessing topics. This program is called the Property Tax Institute and will offer continuing education through specialized training for existing Certified Maine Assessors.

  • 2021 Property Tax Institute: April 13-14

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.

  • 2021 Property Tax School: August 2-11 

IAAO Course. In the fall, the Property Tax Division hosts a week-long IAAO course for assessors.

  • Course 102: Income Approach to Valuation

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

Uniform Request for Recertification 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 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).