Welcome CMI-Property Tax Applicants and Candidates

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

The CMI-Property Tax Candidacy Application and Brochure outline the program from the application process to maintaining the designation.  Potential Candidates are encouraged to review the CMI Property Orientation SlideShow for a general overview of the program. The Property Tax Eligibility Checklist provides detailed information on how to calculate the 25 education points requirement when completing your CMI Candidacy Application. For additional useful information, see the CMI Candidate FAQ Page

All candidates must bring a financial calculator, e.g. an HP12C, 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. 

CMI-Property Tax Exam Dates and Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for our 2021 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.   Please review the Exam Dates & Deadlines  page for upcoming exam dates, locations, and deadlines.  To apply, you may either email, or mail your completed application to the IPT office. 

NOTE:  Change to CMI Candidate Application and Additional Exam Fees:  The CMI/CCIP application fee has been raised to $200. In addition, there will be a $100 fee per exam.  The exam fee will apply to candidates taking both the written and oral exams, or only the written exam or oral exam.  All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable to another exam administration or another candidate.  However, if a candidate cancels the registration for an exam prior to the cut-off date (30 days prior to the exam), the exam fee will be refunded.  If you cancel within the 30 days of your exam date you will be required to pay the $150 cancellation fee. 

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.