Types of courses
There are three different types of courses that may be certified for continuing education credits.
Courses from a non-accredited institution
Before an assessor takes a course from a non-accredited institution, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) must approve the program for assessor continuing education credit.
Under administrative rule (tax
12.065, Wis. Adm. Code), a Continuing Assessor Education Committee reviews the following materials and provides DOR with a recommendation:
Courses from an accredited institution
Course description - to determine if the subject is appropriate as appraisal, property tax law or management
Instructor's bio - to determine if qualified to teach the course
Course outline - to determine the number of hours toward continuing education
Credit programs offered by an accredited institution are automatically approved for assessor continuing education credit. There is no form to complete. The conditions of Tax Rule
12.065 must be met:
Courses from a non-credit program
Course - must count toward an associate or higher degree at an accredited institution of higher education
Course content - must be Appraisal, Property Tax Law or Management Instruction
- Appraisal instruction: consists of appraisal knowledge, can be broad based
- Property Tax Law or Management: consists of assessment administration
A school or program sponsor must request approval for non-credit programs in advance. Submit an
Application for Continuing Assessor Education Program (Form PM-100) to DOR 30 days before the program begins.
April 11, 2016