CIAO Reinstatement

CIAO Reinstatement

Individuals may request reinstatement of their Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation at any time in the continuing education cycle directly after the designation has become inactive.

Reinstatement is only permissible for individuals who have allowed their CIAO to lapse after CE Cycle 19-22. CIAOs who lost their designation after a previous CE cycle will be required to complete the CIAO Qualifying Series (90 hours of exam courses).


Steps to CIAO Reinstatement:

  1. Submit the Request to Reinstate form (below) and pay a non-refundable reinstatement fee of $500.
    • Payable only by credit card through the Request to Reinstate form.
  2. Complete outstanding continuing education.
    • DO NOT REGISTER for courses in the Student Portal on your own, contact the IPAI Registrar.
    • The IPAI Registrar will register you for all courses pertaining to outstanding CE hours.
    • Outstanding CE must be completed within six months of submission of the Request to Reinstate form
  3. Once all outstanding CE is completed, the IPAI will send you a letter of good standing and notify the Illinois Department of Revenue of your reinstatement.

Request to Reinstate Form



Important Notes to Consider:

  • Courses taken for outstanding CE hours must be taken through IPAI. Courses from other providers, including IDOR, are not accepted for reinstatement.

  • Courses taken for outstanding CE hours may only be used for reinstatement and will not count toward the required CE hours in the current CE Cycle 23-26.

  • Individuals who completed the required CE hours during CE Cycle 19-22 with another provider but failed to report the hours to the IPAI prior to December 15, 2022, are still required to pay the non-refundable reinstatement fee of $500.

  • Use of the CIAO designation with your name, title, or office are not permitted until your reinstatement letter is received.


Outstanding CE hours must be completed within six months of submission of your Request to Reinstate form, or within an approved reinstatement plan outlined by the IPAI. Missing the six month deadline will require the individual to resubmit the Request to Reinstate form and pay an additional $500 non-refundable fee.


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