Qualifying Courses

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO)! Individuals seeking to become a CIAO must follow the CIAO 4 Step Process.

CIAO 4 Step Process


Important Notes:

  • Register for courses through the IPAI Student Portal (click the "Account Login" button above).
  • All CIAO Candidates taking qualifying core courses must take their exams online.
  • You may take a mix of in-person and online qualifying coures.
  • You must attend 100% of class (including all online sessions) to receive credit. No makeups are allowed.
  • See IPAI Academic Policies for a full list of policies and expectations.


2023 Qualifying Courses:

Virtual Course Technology Requirements
Online Courses Only
Student computers must meet these technology requirements.
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Winter Virtual Qualifying Series
January 20 - February 15
Online via Zoom
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Spring Qualifying Series
Fall Virtual Qualifying Series
Online via Zoom
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