• 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.

  • 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.