Prior to registering for your first MAI Designation Education course, you are required to pass a diagnostic exam that will assess your skill level in Excel. Students are advised to pay close attention to the Excel concepts tested on the exam, since they will be used extensively in the DE courses. Your exam results will indicate if you have the skills needed to succeed in the MAI Designation courses.
Must Pass the Test to Enroll
You will not be able to register for any of the MAI designation courses until your account indicates you have passed the test. Once you have passed, you will be able to register for any of the four courses listed below:
• Advanced Income Capitalization
• Advanced Concepts & Case Studies
• Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
• Quantitative Analysis
You may take the test at any time. However, keep in mind that you must receive your "pass" grade confirmation letter at least 14 days before the classroom session begins. For specific deadline dates and access to the test, see the link that is included on each of the course description pages.
Number of Attempts
You will have 10 online attempts to successfully pass the test. If you have not passed after 10 attempts, we will recommend that you enroll in an Appraisal Institute Excel seminar such as Using Spreadsheet Programs in Real Estate Appraisals to increase your Excel knowledge. An Excel course is in development and will be available in late 2019. It will address the skills needed to successfully pass the diagnostic test as well as the MAI Designation courses.
Test results will be delivered to you instantly once the test is submitted. Please allow 24 hours from the time you receive your "pass" grade confirmation to register for an MAI Designation Education course.
To succeed in AI MAI Designation Education courses, some basic Excel skills are required. This exam will test your knowledge of:
- Basic formula creation
- Cell formatting
- Copy and paste
- File management
There is no charge to take the test.