Public hearing regarding the educational program or instructor involved, with adequate written notice to the sponsor or instructor or both.
Investigation by visitation to the school program or session.
Requirements for approval of hours, subject areas, instructors and certification of attendance at programs are as follows:
Courses offered by accredited institutions in appraisal instruction and in property tax law or management instruction are automatically approved.
Individuals attending the course shall provide evidence of satisfactory completion to the department within 30 days of conclusion of this course.
Noncredit program approval may be requested by a school or a program sponsor by following the procedures indicated below:
An application for approval shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the program on a form provided by the department. The department shall require the following information and materials:
Detailed outlines of each course with specific allocation of classroom hours to each topic.
Instructors shall be experienced in the subject which they are teaching; the department may limit its approval to specific content areas set forth in sub. (1) (b)
. As a minimum, the instructor shall be a person who, in the judgment of the department is qualified by experience or education, or both to supervise a course of study within the legislative intent of this section.
Where the department deems it appropriate, initial approval of noncredit programs may be given without specific information concerning dates, times, locations and instructors, but this information shall be provided no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the approved program. These approvals shall expire on the first September 30 occurring three or more months from the date of initial approval. Applications for reapproval shall be submitted to the department prior to July 30 each year.
Additional criteria for approval and reapproval of noncredit programs are as follows:
Applicants for approval shall not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, physical disability or national origin in their education programs.
The department shall approve only those programs whose primary emphasis is in the area of appraisal, property tax law, or management instruction. The number of hours of continuing education approved for a course will be only the actual number of hours in instruction which deal directly with appraisal, property tax law, or management areas.
The department may refuse approval if, in its judgment, the attendance at the program cannot be adequately monitored.
The sponsor or school shall provide evidence of attendance as follows:
Certificates of attendance on forms prescribed by the department, signed by authorized persons whose signatures are on file with the department and dated on the last class attended by the student, shall be given to all currently certified personnel who meet attendance requirements. This shall be completed within 10 days after the last class.
The approved instructor or the sponsor shall submit to the department a notarized list of those persons satisfactorily completing noncredit education programs which also certifies that the named students personally attended the minimum required classroom instruction. The notarized list shall be furnished within 10 days following completion of the program. A school or sponsor shall maintain records to establish the attendance record submitted for continuing education programs for five years.
Students shall register for the complete educational program, attend the whole program, and receive a certificate for the hours for which the program was approved, except that a student who is forced by an emergency to leave a program may be given a certificate for the hours actually attended, but not for less than 2.5 hours. Sponsors may make arrangements for make-up classes to enable students to meet attendance requirements.
It shall be misconduct under s. 73.09 (7)
, Stats., for certified assessors or assessment personnel who are involved as instructors or sponsors of noncredit courses to advertise or represent to the public that programs and instructors have been approved by the department when such approval has not been granted in writing by the department.
The school or program sponsor submitting a completed application as described in par. (b) 1.
shall be notified of the department's decision to approve or refuse to approve the application not less than 5 days prior to the commencement of the program.
All correspondence to the department shall be sent to:
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Committee on Continuing Assessor Education
c/o Assessor Certification and Training Unit
PO Box 8933
2135 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53708-8933
Tax 12.065 Note
This section interprets s. 73.09 (1)
Tax 12.065 History
Emerg. cr. eff. 7-31-81; cr. Register, February, 1982, No. 314
, eff. 3-1-82; cr. (5) (a) 4. and (b) 8., Register, January, 1985, No. 349
, eff. 2-1-85; am. (1) (i), r. and recr. (5), Register, January, 1989, No. 397
, eff. 2-1-89; am. (5) (b) 1. intro. and 8., Register, October, 1995, No. 478
, eff. 11-1-95; correction in (6) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., Register November 2002 No. 563
Based on the complexity of assessment functions, the department of revenue has established, by assessment district, the levels of certification required for statutory assessors as follows:
Municipalities requiring an assessor 3 level of certification:
Municipalities requiring an assessor 2 level of certification:
Town of Allouez—Brown county
Town of Bristol—Kenosha county
Town of Caledonia — Racine county
Town of Grand Chute — Outagamie county
Town of Menasha—Winnebago county
Town of Mt. Pleasant—Racine county
Town of Salem—Kenosha county
Town of Somers—Kenosha county
Village of Ashwaubenon—Brown county
Village of Brown Deer—Milwaukee county
Village of Elm Grove—Waukesha county
Village of Fox Point—Milwaukee county
Village of Greendale—Milwaukee county
Village of Hales Corners—Milwaukee county
Village of Menomonee Falls—Waukesha county
Village of Pleasant Prairie—Kenosha county
Village of Shorewood—Milwaukee county
Village of Twin Lakes—Kenosha county
Village of Whitefish Bay—Milwaukee county
City of Appleton—Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago
City of Beaver Dam—Dodge county
City of Beloit—Rock county
City of Brookfield—Waukesha county
City of Cudahy—Milwaukee county
City of DePere—Brown county
City of Eau Claire—Chippewa and Eau Claire counties
City of Fitchburg—Dane county
City of Fond du Lac—Fond du Lac county
City of Franklin—Milwaukee county
City of Glendale—Milwaukee county
City of Green Bay—Brown county
City of Greenfield—Milwaukee county
City of Janesville—Rock county
City of Kenosha—Kenosha county
City of LaCrosse—LaCrosse county
City of Manitowoc—Manitowoc county
City of Marshfield—Marathon and Wood counties
City of Mequon—Ozaukee county
City of Middleton—Dane county
City of Monona—Dane county
City of Muskego—Waukesha county
City of Neenah—Winnebago county
City of New Berlin—Waukesha county
City of Oak Creek—Milwaukee county
City of Oconomowoc—Waukesha county
City of Oshkosh—Winnebago county
City of Racine—Racine county
City of Sheboygan—Sheboygan county
City of South Milwaukee—Milwaukee county
City of Stevens Point—Portage county
City of Sun Prairie—Dane county