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​The Minnesota Department of Revenue teaches Professional Assessment Certification and Education (PACE) courses. Accredited Minnesota Assessors (AMAs) and Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessors must complete the PACE course once every four years. 

Note: All AMAs and SAMAs licensed at that level on July 1, 2016, must successfully complete PACE by June 30, 2020

2016-2020 Course Schedule

For the current license cycle, we are dividing the PACE course into two sections over the next two years.  
  • PACE 1: Summer 2018 (dates and locations below)
  • PACE 2: Summer 2019 (dates and locations TBD) 
 Note: You must complete both PACE 1 and PACE 2 to meet the training requirement for this license cycle. 

PACE 1 Sessions (2018)  

You must register for one of the seven sessions listed below. Each session includes a Spotlight Speaker. We encourage you to consider the speakers, along with date and location, when deciding which session to attend. 

​Host County

2018 Dates


​Spotlight Speaker and Topic

​Nicollet  FULL

​July 12 - 13 ​Gustavus Adolphus College - St. Peter Tax Court 101 - MAAO Tax Court Committee

​Ramsey  FULL

​July 17 - 18 ​Ramsey County Plato Building - St. Paul   FULL State Assessed Properties - Revenue

​Stearns   FULL

July 23 - 24 Stearns County Service Center - Waite Park  FULL Residential Construction - Jason Jorgenson, Meeker County


​July 30 - 31 ​Itasca Community College - Grand Rapids Sustainable Forest Incentive Act and 2c Managed Forest - Revenue


​August 6 - 7 ​Anderson Center - Red Wing Technology Tools: GIS & PRISM - MAAO GIS Committee and Revenue PRISM Team

​Otter Tail

​August 13 - 14 ​Bigwood Event Center - Fergus Falls Commercial Classification and Sales Verification - Revenue

​Stearns FULL

August 20 - 21 ​Stearns County Service Center - Waite Park Establishing and Linking Special Agricultural Homestead - Revenue

Course Information and Fees 

  • You will receive 15 continuing education hours each for PACE 1 and PACE 2 (30 hours total). 
  • The agenda is the same for all sessions, except for the Spotlight Speaker.
  • Each session is two days, including an exam.
  • Registration costs $125 per session and includes:
    • 15 hours of class time and exam
    • Educational materials
    • Morning and afternoon snacks
  • You are responsible for your own lodging and meals.
  • We will email information about hotel rooms and rates after you register for a PACE session.  


You must pre-register for the PACE course. There is a limit of 50 students for each location. If your preferred session is full, please email us and we will put you on a waiting list. We recommend you also register for another session. Each student must register individually; we do not accept group registrations. 

Step 1: Register here for a PACE session. You will receive a confirmation email with payment information.

Step 2: Pay the registration fee. You must pay by check or money order, no later than 30 days before the scheduled course date.

Step 3: We will email additional information to you as the course date approaches. 

Note:  PACE does not include Ethics for Minnesota Assessors. For details on this course, go to MAAO Educational Offerings.


For questions about the PACE Course, email us at or call 651-556-6104.