Certifying a Course for Continuing Education

Types of courses

There are three types of courses that can be certified for continuing education credits.

  1. Courses from a non-accredited institution
  2. 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 completed Application for Continuing Education Program (Form PM-100) and provides DOR with a recommendation.

    Committee reviews submitted form PM-100 to determine:

    • Course description - if the subject is appropriate as appraisal, property tax law or management
    • Instructor's bio - if the instructor is qualified to teach the course
    • Course outline - the number of hours toward continuing education

  3. Courses from an accredited institution

    Credit programs offered by an accredited institution are automatically approved for assessor continuing education credit. There is no form to complete. These conditions of Tax Rule 12.065 must be met:

    • 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: consists of appraisal knowledge, can be broad based
      • Property Tax Law or Management: consists of assessment administration and property tax law

  4. Courses from a non-credit program
  5. 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 up to 30 days before the program begins.