• Course 101, Assessment Administration: Law, Procedures and Valuation, is the basic training program DLS provides for local assessors. Assessors and their staff with valuation responsibilities must complete Course 101 and pass the course examination within two years of their original election or appointment. The course is offered three times a year: spring, summer and fall. The summer session is held in August as part of the Massachusetts Association for Assessing Officers (MAAO) Summer School. The spring and fall sessions rotate throughout the state. We strive to find locations that are easily accessible and attempt to rotate the county/region so as to accommodate as many in the assessing field as possible. Information regarding the training is typically posted on our website 6-8 weeks prior to the start of the course. Please email any questions you may have regarding this training opportunity.

  • Register Today for Assessment Administration: Law, Procedures and Valuation (also known as Course 101)

    The Division of Local Services will offer the basic assessor training course, "Assessment Administration: Law, Procedures and Valuation" also known as Course 101 in Hanover this fall. This 6 session course will be held on Wednesday evenings from 4 PM to 7 PM starting on October 15th running through November 19th.

    This class is currently full.  If you are interested in being placed on the wait list,  please submit a registration form.. Click here for the registration form pdf format of fall2014course101registrationform.pdf
. If you have any questions, contact DLS Training Coordinator Donna Quinn at 617-626-3838 or by email at dlsregistration@dor.state.ma.us.

  • Course 101 Handbook

  • Course 101 Supplemental Materials

  • Course 101 Online Modules

  • Classification Workshop

    A downloadable tutorial with examples and exercises to test comprehension and measure progress. Upon completion of the tutorial the program will print a Certificate of Completion to submit to the Bureau of Local Assessment. Fulfills the Classification Workshop requirement.