Assessor Accreditation Deadline
A law change during the 2017 legislative session extends the deadline to become licensed as an Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) to the later of:
- July 1, 2022
- Five years from the date you were first licensed as a Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA)
Note: The law change also provides a potential waiver from the AMA license requirement for qualifying assessors who were licensed as a CMA in Minnesota before July 1, 2004. For details, see Assessor Accreditation Waiver.
AMA License Requirement
The AMA license requirement applies to anyone who appraises or physically inspects real property to determine its market value or classification for property tax purposes.
If you appraise or inspect property for tax purposes and:
- You were licensed as a CMA or a Certified Minnesota Assessor Specialist (CMAS) by July 1, 2017, you must get your AMA license by July 1, 2022.
- You are licensed as a CMA or CMAS after July 1, 2017, you must get your AMA license within five years of the date you were first licensed as an assessor in Minnesota.
If you do not appraise or inspect property for tax purposes (you have a clerical or technical job):
- You do not have to get an AMA license for your current job.
If you later move into a job where you appraise or inspect property:
By July 1, 2022, you must get your AMA license by that date.
After July 1, 2022, you must get your AMA before you move into the new job – that is, while you are still in your clerical or technical job.