Types of courses
There are three types of courses that can 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 completed Application for Continuing Education Program (Form PM-100) and provides DOR with a recommendation.
Committee reviews submitted form PM-100 to determine:
Courses from an accredited institution
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
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:
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: consists of appraisal knowledge, can be broad based
- Property Tax Law or Management: consists of assessment administration and property tax law
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.