Welcome CMI-Property Tax Applicants and Candidates

Pursuing the CMI Professional Designation - a Mark of Distinction in Property Taxation

Earning the CMI designation is both a personal achievement and a credit to the profession. The CMI designation is more than a mere credential; it is a demonstration of expertise in business property taxation.

Since the beginning of the CMI professional designation program in 1979, over 1,000 property tax professionals have earned the CMI designation. Currently there are approximately 525 active CMIs working in the business property tax profession. By becoming a CMI you can add to these numbers and have your professional expertise recognized.

The major requirements for the CMI professional designation include membership in the Institute, property tax administrative experience, successful completion of the IPT property tax schools, other educational requirements, and successful completion of both comprehensive written and oral examinations. In addition, after attaining the CMI professional designation, certified members are required to continue their education by attendance at IPT and other approved educational programs.

Neither attendance at required programs nor the use of study aids provided by IPT assures passage of the CMI exam.  The examination tests broadly, drawing both on background education and on experience. You may find completion of appraisal courses offered by other established organizations beneficial in preparing for the examination.

All candidates must bring a financial calculator to the CMI exam. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with and understand the operation of their calculator for present value calculations, including time value of money and cash flow calculations. Examples of financial calculators include the HP12C, HP19B-II (alpha numeric must be hidden), and the HP17B-II. Other financial calculators will be acceptable provided the candidate is familiar with the operations and calculations as specified. No assistance will be provided in using calculators.

The CMI-Property Tax Application and Brochure (available for download below) outlines the program from the application process to maintaining the designation. Potential Candidates can access the CMI Property Orientation SlideShow for a general overview of the program. (Please note: This is the short version that does not contain sample questions. The full version is available with the study materials.)  For additional useful information, see the CMI Candidate FAQ Page.

The Property Eligibility Checklist provides detailed information in how to calculate the 25 education points requirement when completing your CMI Candidacy Application.

Please note: CMI property tax applicants must now attend both the Personal Property Tax School and Real Property Tax School as part of the requirements to sit for the CMI Exams.  A successful challenge exam result will not be accepted in lieu of attending the two schools. If an applicant does not complete the requirements during their current candidacy period, he or she may reapply under the policies in effect at the time of the new application. Both the written and oral examinations must be passed during the same candidacy period.

CMI-Property Tax Exam Dates and Deadlines


Applications are now being accepted for our 2017 CMI-Property Tax Exams. Potential Candidates are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid missing the (firm) application deadline and thus the opportunity to sit for the exam.  

Exam Preceding 2017 Annual Conference


CMI Property Tax Exams

The Westin Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Exam Dates:  July 8 - 9, 2017

 

Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the July 2017 Exams is April 7, 2017. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than May 23, 2017. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than June 7, 2017. 

 

Exam Preceding 2017 Property Tax Symposium


CMI Property Tax Exams

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Indian Wells, California

Exam Dates:  November 4 – 5, 2017

 

Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the November 2017 Exams is August 4, 2017. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than September 19, 2017. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than October 4, 2017. 



Further Information 

The CMI-Property Tax Application and Brochure (available for download below) offer detailed information and instructions that will enable you to progress smoothly through the application process.