Non-Designation Seeking Students

Would you like to take courses but are not interested in pursuing your CIAO? We can do that!


The IPAI is pleased to offer a wide variety of relevant and diverse courses for property assessment professionals. Non-designation seeking students include:

  • Board of Review members
  • Assessment office support staff
  • Attorneys specializing in property tax
  • State of Illinois employees
  • School district administrative staff
  • Corporate legal and tax staff


To take courses without obtaining a CIAO, do two things:

  1. Request an account in the IPAI Student Portal (see below)
  2. Send a note to IPAI and let us know you only want to take courses and are not pursuing the CIAO designation




Get a Student Portal Account

The IPAI Student Portal is where you register and pay for courses and track your progress to become a CIAO. After you obtain your designation, the Student Portal is where you will register for continuing education (CE) courses and track your required CE hours.

To create a profile, click the blue “Student Portal Login” button in the upper right of the website. Once the Student Portal loads, click the “Register Now” box. Your new profile will go into a queue for approval. In most cases, new profiles are approved within 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).




Using the Student Portal

The IPAI has created a short set of videos to show how to use the Student Portal. Watch videos on how to set up your account, search for courses, and find your academic record.

Learn How to Use the Student Portal




Questions? Confused? Need help? Visit the Contact Us page.

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