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Accreditation Waiver for Qualifying Assessors

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A recent law change provides a potential waiver from the Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) licensing requirement for qualifying assessors who have been licensed since 2004.

Note: The law change also extends the deadline to meet the AMA license requirement. For details, see Assessor Accreditation Deadline.

Who qualifies for the waiver?

You may apply for a waiver from the AMA license requirement if you:

  1. Were licensed as a certified Minnesota assessor (CMA) before July 1, 2004.
  2. Have had an assessor’s license in Minnesota since July 1, 2004.
  3. Pass a comprehensive test that is "substantially equivalent" to the AMA test before May 1, 2020.
  4. Apply to the State Board of Assessors for the waiver by July 1, 2022.

You may only take the test once to meet the waiver requirements, and the waiver is subject to certain restrictions. For more information, read the statute on the Legislative Revisor's website. (Click More Info to go to the law change.) 

Note: The Board of Assessors, Department of Revenue, and Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) will  create a waiver application and test. We will provide more information and post the application when it is available.