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 2023 courses will be offered in March and November.


Property Tax Institute - June 6-7, 2023

The Property Tax Division hosts an annual spring educational event offering advanced continuing education. The 2023 event will be held online on June 6-7. 


Property Tax School: July 31 - August 4, 2023

The Property Tax Division will host its annual Maine Property Tax School in Belfast from July 31 through August 4.     

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 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 a few advanced education courses.

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)


IAAO Course 201 - Appraisal of Land: March 20-24, 2023, Brewer

IAAO Course 600 - Principles & Techniques of Cadastral Mapping: November 27 - December 1, 2023, Brewer | Registration