Qualifying Series

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.
  • Attendance will be taken several times during each day of the course.
  • For in-person courses, no coffee or refreshments will be served. Students are welcome to bring their own beverages. There are many sit down and fast-food restaurants within a few minutes of each workshop location. Please plan accordingly.
  • See IPAI Academic Policies for a full list of policies and expectations.


CIAO 4 Step Process


CIAO Candidate Elective Course Locations:

Practical Math for Assessment Professionals

Office Management

Homestead Exemptions

Residential Data Collection

Valuation of Farm Buildings

Qualifying Courses:

Technology Requirements
Online Courses Only
Student computers must meet these technology requirements.
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Winter Virtual Qualifying Series
January 22 - February 14
Online via Zoom
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Winter II Virtual Qualifying Series
February 16 - March 13
Online via Zoom
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Spring Qualifying Series
May 21 - June 12
Heartland Community College | Normal, IL
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Summer Qualifying Series
July 10 - August 8
Northern Illinois University - Naperville | Naperville, IL
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Madison County Workshop
August 19 & 20
Madison County Administrative Building | Edwardsville, IL
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Fall Virtual Qualifying Series
September 4 - 27
Online via Zoom
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