The Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation is the premier designation for property assessment professionals in Illinois. The CIAO designation not only instills industry best practices but shows an understanding of the laws and statutes governing property assessment within the state of Illinois.
Obtaining a CIAO is done in four steps:
CIAO Candidates (what we call individuals pursuing their designation) have four years to complete the requested courses and pass all exams. After obtaining the CIAO designation, 60 hours of continuing education (CE) are required every four years to maintain your credentials.