|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.
Experience qualifications will be approved by the State Tax Commission.
The Level 1 and Level 2 assessor programs in Michigan have been suspended and is currently working on an new process for assessor certification.
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