Advanced Designation Information

 

The Illinois Property Assessment Institute confers three advanced designations: CIAO-I, CIAO-S and CIAO-M. Only Illinois Department of Revenue approved course work may be used to meet these requirements.

CIAO-I
(Intermediate)







Recipients of the CIAO-I designation have successfully completed the following requirements:
  • Completed 30 hours in 4 categories for a total of 120 hours
  • Worked in the assessment field for a minimum of 3 years
  • Passed a 100-question exam that covers material from IPAI Qualifying and Level 1 courses

CIAO-S (Specialist)





Recipients of the CIAO-S designation have successfully completed the following requirements:

  • Completed an additional (from CIAO-I) 15 hours from 4 categories for a total of 180 hours
  • Worked in the assessment field for a minimum of 5 years
  • Passed a 100-question exam that covers material from IPAI Qualifying, Level 1 & Level 2 courses

CIAO-M
(Master)





Recipients of the CIAO-M designation have successfully completed the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 30 hours in all 6 categories for a total of 180 hours
  • Worked in the assessment field for a minimum of 8 years
  • Passed a 100-question comprehensive exam that covers material from IPAI Qualifying, Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 courses

 

Applying for an Advanced Designation

 

You can apply for an advanced designation by completing the application form below.

Your application must be approved by IPAI prior to sitting for your exam. There is no fee to apply or to sit for the examination. You may only sit for the same examination once per year. Successful individuals will be recognized at the annual Spring Conference Recognition Luncheon.