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How to become an assessor in Michigan

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Written by C. L. Easey   



Intro: If you want to become an assessor in the state of Michigan you will need to study and pass a certificate examination or completing the required college curriculum. The state of Michigan is currently going through a transition in which a new process for becoming a certified assessor is being developed.

Currently individuals can obtain a Limited Michigan Certified Assessing Officer certificate or go to school to become a Level 3 Assessor.

Limited Michigan Certified Assessing Officer Certificate

Step 1: Contact the State Tax Commission at 517-373-8320 to inquire about obtaining a Limited Michigan Certified Assessing Officer certificate.

Step 2: Schedule an appointment to take examination to obtain the certificate.

Step 3: Study for the examination by reviewing the Assessor's Training Manual volume's I and II.

Step 4: Take the examination on the day that you scheduled in Step 1.

Level 3 Assessor

Step 1: Review the Level 3 Assessor Certification Information Packet (see Resources).

Step 2: Enroll in a local community college and complete the Level 3 Assessor curriculum. The curriculum consists 10 classes and 180 classroom hours.

Step 3: Gain two years of experience if the field of assessment administration. This includes activities such as property appraisal and evaluation.

Step 4: Submit a level 3 experience qualifications application with all of the supporting documentation that is required to the State Tax Commission.

Tips

Experience qualifications will be approved by the State Tax Commission.

Warnings

The Level 1 and Level 2 assessor programs in Michigan have been suspended and is currently working on an new process for assessor certification.

Resources

Limited Michigan Certified Assessing Officer Certificate - http://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/Limited_Michigan_Certified_Assessing_Officer_Certificate_314830_7.pdf

Michigan Department Of Treasury - http://www.michigan.gov/treasury/0,1607,7-121-1751_2228---,00.html

Level 3 Information Packet - http://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/Level_3_Information_Packet_305252_7.pdf






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