2021 Course Schedule




The IPAI offers a variety of courses for assessment and GIS professionals. Our trainings are conducted through one statewide annual conference, five regional conferences, various workshops, and multiple Qualifying Series of courses held around the state and online each year. The map below features the course locations. ​​​For detailed information on each training event, see below.


Important Notes:

  • Register for courses through the IPAI Student Portal (click the "Account Login" button above).
  • Individuals interested in taking courses to obtain the CIAO designation should visit the "Become A CIAO" page before creating an account in the IPAI Student Portal.
  • Individuals interested in taking courses and are not pursuing the CIAO designation should visit the “Non-Designation Seeking Students” page before creating an account in the IPAI Student Portal.

  • IPAI Face Mask Requirements and other COVID-19 notes can be found on the Your Health Matters page below.



Your Health Matters
Read COVID-19 Requirements Here
From providing hand sanitizer to socially distanced classrooms, we are working to provide a healthy learning environment.
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Home Study Courses
March 1 - November 15
Study from home in your jams!
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Fall Virtual Qualifying Series
September 20 - October 15
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Introduction to Legal Descriptions
September 28 & 29
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Southwest Regional Conference
October 6 - 8
DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville, IL
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Adams County Workshop
October 18 & 19
Adams County Health Department Quincy, IL
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Lake County Workshop
September 20 & 21
Lake County Permit Office Libertyville, IL
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Central Regional Conference
September 13 - 17
Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria, IL
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Jefferson County Workshop
August 23 & 24
Drury Inn & Suites Mount Vernon, IL
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Madison County Workshop
August 16 - 18
Madison County Administration Building Edwardsville, IL
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Northeast Regional Conference
August 4 - 6
NIU-Naperville Naperville, IL
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Williamson County Workshop
July 19 - 21
The Pavilion Marion, IL
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Rock Island County Workshop
July 12 & 13
metroLINK Centre Station Moline, IL
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Will County Workshop
July 8 & 9
Holiday Inn & Suites Southwest Joliet, IL
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Northern Regional Conference
June 28 - 30
Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront, Rockford IL
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Kane County Workshop
June 14 & 15
Kane County Government Center Geneva, IL
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Southeast Regional Conference
June 9 - 11
Holiday Inn & Suites Effingham, IL
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Chicago Qualifying Series
May 5 - May 27
Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown Chicago, IL
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La Salle County Workshop
May 6 & 7
Starved Rock Lodge Oglesby, IL
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Normal Qualifying Series
April 7 - 30
Eastland Suites Bloomington, IL
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Winter Virtual Qualifying Series
February 16 - March 11
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