Property Tax Educational Programs

The Property Tax School is held annually, the first week of August. The school is the centerpiece of the Training and Certification program which is administered by the state's Property Tax Division.

The Property Tax Institute, which offers specialized training for certified assessors, is held annually in the spring or early summer.

The IAAO Courses, week-long courses from the International Association of Assessing Officers, are currently held twice a year.  The courses will ordinarily be offered in March and November.


Property Tax Institute - June 4-5, 2024

The Property Tax Division hosts an annual spring educational event offering advanced continuing education. The 2024 event will be held online on June 4-5. 


Property Tax School: July 29- August 2, 2024

The 2024 Maine Property Tax School is being held at the University of Maine at Augusta campus from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 2024.    

The Property Tax School is open to anyone with an interest in assessment appraisal and property taxation.  The school provides professional training for part-time and full-time Maine assessors, as well as others who are or want to become involved in appraisal and assessment administration in the state.

The school traditionally offers all three Introductory Courses, a review course for those who plan to sit for the exam on Friday, several general education courses, and some advanced education courses.  Save the date!

Request for Pre-approval Certification/ Recertification Credit (PDF) - To request continuing education credit for an assessor training course, seminar, or meeting.



Presentations from the 2023 Property Tax School 

PowerPoint presentation for Course PT213: Tax Map Quandaries and Curiosities (PDF)