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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Virtual Learning Center

Webinars Available for Purchase

Education Committee


Sandra Birkenshaw, Chair
586-469-5260
Email the Committee Co-Chair

Beth Botke, Education Coordinator
517-204-3752
Email the Education Coordinator

Debby Ring
Curriculum-Instructor Development Coordinator
616-570-2497
Email the Curriculum-Instructor Development Coordinator

 

On-line Registration

With on-line registration, participants can use a credit card or check to pay for their course.  On-line registration ensures that you are registered and guaranteed a seat in the class.
* We accept all major credit cards.

MAA Members receive a significant savings in education and conference costs.  If you are not currently an MAA Member, consider joining now, before you register for a class, and save some money.  The cost of a one-year membership is only $90.00 and that's $35.00 less than the additional fee to register as a non-member.


Educational Videos

Annual Summer Conference
 

Durk Ashley and Mark Mullet
Memorial Scholarship Funds

The purpose of these two funds is to assist Michigan Assessors Association (MAA) members whose employers provide no funding for education and who are financially burdened to self-fund educational opportunities.  The funding for these scholarships is made available by the Executive Board of the Michigan Assessors Association and private donations to provide greater opportunities for members to attend educational courses and seminars.  The funding is awarded to any MAA member who demonstrates a financial need, and intends to use the funds to complete an educational activity.

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About MAA Virtual Learning Center

Welcome to the Michigan Assessors Association's Virtual Learning Center. The Michigan Assessors Association periodically offers free and paid webinars.  Depending on the subject matter, some free webinars may be eligible for STC continuing education credits while others may just be informative/refresher courses without continuing education credits.  Information on continuing education credits is contained in the course description.

Webinar FAQ


Please be sure you have whitelisted "newsletter@maa-usa.org" in your email client so you will receive webinar updates and "Course Completion Certificates". (Also, don't forget to complete the registration process for each webinar purchased).


Paid Webinar Offerings


January 25, 2022; 8:00am-12:00pm.
2022 Annual Roll Review, Reminders and Procedural Changes (Registration Deadline: 12:00pm - January 24, 2022)
2022 Annual Roll Review, Reminders and Procedural Changes (quiz required)
Instructor: Shila Kiander
January 25, 2022; Tuesday; 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Assessor have many administrative duties to be completed before the March Board of Review convenes. It is important that as the assessment administration professional of the local government unit be informed and prepared. Assessors should also provide the necessary resources for the local Board of Review to do their job. This includes annual reports, analysis and determinations, as well as guidance and bulletins as it relates to the GPTA. This course will review relevant bulletins and guidance published for the 2022 tax and equalization process.

Recommended for: All Assessors.
Approved for 4 hours of STC Assessor Continuing Education Credit

Course Fee: $40.00 (members) -  $60.00 (nonmembers) - Limit 60 Students
Registration Deadline: 12:00pm -  January 24, 2022

Class Code: VLARR

January 26, 2022; 9:00am-12:00pm.
2022 Board of Review Member Training (Registration Deadline: 12:00pm - January 25, 2022)
2022 Board of Review Member Training (quiz required)
Instructor: STC Staff
January 26, 2022; Wednesday; 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Description: The 2022 Board of Review training is intended to provide individuals who serve as Board of Review members with background information on the purpose of Boards of Review, authorities of Boards of Review and guidance on specific issues that Boards of Review will be presented with throughout the year.

Recommended for: All Board of Review Members.
Approved for 3 hours of STC required BOR training requirements (MCL 211.10g) (no assessor CE credit)

SPECIAL NOTE: Those wishing to attend Board of Review Training as a group please follow the appropriate steps.
1. Sign up each Board of Review Member individually.
2. Ensure your group is on camera
3. Each attendee will need to take class quiz
    a. Fill the quiz out online.
    b. Or email quiz to: maaeduservice@gmail.com


DOWNLOAD the BOR Attendance Form for Group Attendance

Course Fee: $25.00 (members & nonmembers) - Limit 60 Students
Registration Deadline: 12:00pm - January 25, 2022

Class Code: VLBOR26

January 26, 2022; 1:00pm-5:00pm.
2022 STC Updates (Registration Deadline: 12:00pm - January 10, 2022)
2022 STC Updates (quiz required)
Instructor: STC Staff
January 26, 2022; Wednesday; 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Description: The 2022 State Tax Commission Updates training will provide instruction on important topics impacting assessment administration and property taxation.

Recommended for: All Assessors and Uncertified Staff
Approved for 4 hours of STC Continuing Education Credit.  Also meets the uncertified support staff training requirements (MCL 211.10g)

Course Fee: $25.00 (members & nonmembers) - Limit 100 Students
Registration Deadline: 12:00pm - January 25, 2022

Class Code: VLSTCUP26


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Attendees MUST BE signed on to the webinar, with two-way video capabilities (we must be able to see you) prior to the start time of the webinar am and must remain "signed on" and “in attendance” for the entire class. No refunds of registration fees or transfers to others are allowed.

Six (6) and eight (8) hour classes may be offered on two separate mornings.  For CE credit, attendees MUST be "signed in" and "in attendance" for both days of the class (there is no partial credit allowed).

Purchase is only available via the MAA Website.  Mailed payment or P.O. numbers WILL NOT be accepted.

There are three (3) steps that MUST be completed to attend an MAA webinar.
Purchase - Register - Download

Step 1: Pay for the webinar(s) that you wish to attend.
Step 2: Register for each webinar you purchased to receive your link to the webinar.
Step 3: Download the text for the webinar.
(a text download link is provided in the registration confirmation email).

Already purchased your webinar(s)? Register now.

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*(payment MUST be made BEFORE rigistering your webinar)

All MAA Webinars are delivered via ZOOM

We use the Zoom Webinar application to present our webinars.  Attendee should download and install the ZOOM application on the device they intend to use to participate in the webinar.

However, participants who are unable to install Zoom can join a meeting or webinar using the Zoom web client on their desktop web browser.  When joining the webinar, the participant can click on "Join from your browser". They will be prompted to enter their name and then be able to join the webinar.  A class moderator will be available 30 minute prior to the start of the webinar to assist attendees with any communication difficulties once they have joined a meeting.  However, moderators will not  interrupt the class after it begins to assist someone logging in late.

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Webinar Text Materials

After submitting payment, attendees will be re-directed to the ZOOM registration page where they must complete the registration process to receive a unique webinar link to join the webinar.  Included with the webinar link will be a link to download your text.  Attendees are responsible for downloading their webinar text material.  There IS NO option to receive a hard copy of webinar text material.

Continuing Education Credit

The State Tax Commission, at their meeting on August 18, 2020, adopted a policy regarding virtual education requirements. This policy requires that ALL students have two-way video communication capabilities for attendance in virtual learning webinars.  Therefore, you MUST have a video camera on the device that you will attend the webinar from so that we can see you.  If you do not have two-way video capability, you may still attend the webinar but, you WILL NOT receive continuing education credit.

Each attendee must submit a completed short “quiz” at the conclusion of the webinar comprised of key points and an authentication code provided during the webinar.  After successful submission of the quiz, the attendee will receive a certificate which may be used to register CE credit on the State Tax Commission's CERTS application.  Note that each attendee must use the unique webinar join link assigned to them.  Due to attendance logging, attendees cannot share their device or login link or share computers to attend these webinars.

LARA Credit

Several classes, now in the planning stage, will be submitted to LARA for continuing education credit for our licensed appraisers.  Those will be flagged for your information if approved

Questions or concerns can be directed to Education Committee Co-Chair, Beth Botke or by calling 517-204-3752

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