CMI - Property Tax

In 1979, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation adopted a professional designation program for qualified members.  The Institute , through its CMI designation program, is the first to recognize professional achievement in property taxation. This designation is widely known as a mark of achievement and distinction in the property tax field.

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.  By earning the CMI designation, 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.  Full details on the Continuing Education Requirements for active CMIs may be found here.

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 2020 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, mail, or fax your completed application to the IPT office.   

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 Applicants

Certified Members of the Institute - Property Tax

This list of CMIs is organized by designation status. 

Active Designees 
Retired Designees 
Deceased Designees 
Inactive Designees

Active Designees

Retired Designees


Any designee who is fully retired may retain the designation and all requirements will be waived, including payment of any professional designation dues. 

Deceased (not listed here)

Inactive (not listed here)

All rights and privileges of the designation will be suspended for any designee whose IPT membership has expired for whatever reason and who remains a non-member for six months or more. The individual shall refrain from using or displaying the designation, in signing correspondence, in the course of court testimony, or in any other manner. 

During the period of inactive status dues payments and continuing education requirements will be suspended. The designation will be considered inactive until IPT membership is reinstated and the designee applies for active status in writing accompanied by a fee of $150 and meets all requirements for reactivation. Following reactivation of the designation, the member's next five year continuing education reporting period will begin on the next January 1. 

(The above definitions are those in effect as of November 5, 2006.) 
Certified Members of the Institute - Property Tax

Current Certified Members FAQs

Many of the answers to questions regarding the continuing education requirements are found on the CMI / CCIP CE Information page.
  
Q. What non-IPT courses are accepted for CPE credit?
A.    IPT does not list specific approved courses, but a description of acceptable courses can be found on the Continuing Education Requirements document for each designation, which can be accessed here.
 
Q. How do I submit non-IPT Continuing Education?
A.    Fill out the Non-IPT Continuing Education Credit Application

Q. Is there a deadline for submitting continuing education?
A.    There is no longer a deadline and you may submit any CE earned during your current five-year term. However, we do ask that you submit your CE yearly so that your status report remains current.

Q. How do I access my CMI or CCIP CE Status Report?
A.    Follow the directions below and you will receive a copy of your status report by email within 5 - 10 minutes. 

  • Login to the IPT website
  • Click on your name in the top right-hand corner
  • Click on the "CMI / CCIP Members" tab
  • Click the link and fill out the form 

Q. What happens to my certification if my membership becomes inactive or I change employers?
A. A member's certification remains active for six months after his or her membership becomes inactive.  If membership is reactivated within the six-month grace period, the member's certification is unaffected.  Once the certification is changed to inactive status, however, the member must submit the Application to Reactivate Designation along with all required CE documentation and fees.  Full details on the required CE to reactivate your designation are available on the CMI / CCIP CE Information page. 

Q. Is there a maximum number of hours awarded for one program?
A. Yes.  A maximum of 30 hours credit is awarded for an individual program, including an IPT program.

If you have questions about the CMI or CCIP Professional Designation that are not answered on our website, please contact Emily Archer, Certification Officer, or call our office at 404-240-2300.

Current CMI / CCIP FAQs
Many of the answers to questions regarding the continuing education requirements are found on this page.

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