Property Tax Administration

Partnering with the Alabama Department of Revenue, the Government & Economic Development Institute at Auburn University provides an educational program to assist State and county property tax personnel achieve more equitable administration of the property tax laws of the State of Alabama.

The program is designed to enhance appraisal, mapping, and management skills so that participants may be certified by the State. Those eligible to achieve certification are county elected and appointed property tax officials and the Property Tax Division staff of the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Individuals that successfully complete the curriculum and pass a comprehensive certification exam earn the designation of Alabama Certified Appraiser of Real Property, Alabama Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, Alabama Certified Tax Administrator, Alabama Certified Mapper, or Support Staff Level I or II Certificates.

Applications

Beginning in 2023, the Property Tax Certification Exams for Real Property, Personal Property, Mapper and Tax Administrator will be held twice annually, once in March and once in September. The March exam deadline is the last Friday in January and the September exam deadline is the last Friday in July. All applications must be submitted through the online format.

March Exam Applications Posted by December 1

  • Application – Real Property
  • Application – Personal Property
  • Application – Tax Administrator
  • Application – Mapper

September Applications Posted by June 1

  • Application – Real Property
  • Application – Personal Property
  • Application – Tax Administrator
  • Application – Mapper

Requirements

Registration/Cancellation Rule:

Provided that space is available, receipt of the registration form constitutes registration. Written cancellations, received fifteen (15) working days prior to the beginning of the program will be honored with a partial refund of the registration fee, but will be assessed a $50 administrative charge. Due to commitments to instructors and meeting facilities, late cancellations or non-attendance will not be refunded. Substitutions for registered participants may be made at any time.

In the Property Tax program, we have a 30 working days advance notice cancellation rule for IAAO classes since our instructors come from out of state.

Online Registration

More Information

For information and for registration information about these and other professional development courses contact:

  • The Governmental and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University
    213 Extension Hall
    Auburn, Alabama 36849-5225
    Phone: (334) 844-4782 / FAX: (334) 844-1919
    Email: gedi@auburn.edu

Courses, fees, dates, and locations are subject to change. Specific information will be verified upon registration.

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2022

Sept. 12-16, 2022 (30 hours) – Property Tax Administration & Laws
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $300
Sept. 19-23, 2022 (30 hours) – IAAO 101: Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $750
  • Recommended Textbook: Property Assessment Valuation (PAV) (3rd edition), $55
Sept. 26-30, 2022 (30 hours) – Intermediate Mapping; CAEC
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $350
  • Prerequisite: Basic Mapping
Oct. 5-7, 2022 (20 hours) – Introduction to Mapping
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $300
  • (Not eligible for CE in Professional tracks)
Oct. 17-21, 2022 (30 hours) – IAAO 500: Assessment of Personal Property
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $750
  • Recommended Textbook: Property Assessment Valuation (PAV) (3rd edition), $55
Oct. 17-21, 2022 (30 hours) – IAAO 600: Tools & Techniques of Cadastral Mapping
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $750
Nov. 14-18, 2022 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $300
Nov. 16-18, 2022 (20 hours) – Management & Supervision
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Cost: $275
Dec. 12-16, 2022 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $300

JANUARY - APRIL 2023

Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2023 (30 hours) – IAAO 102: Income Approach to Valuation
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $850
  • Textbook: PAV 3rd Edition
Feb. 13-17, 2023 (30 hours) – Advanced Appraisal Concepts
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $350
Mar. 1-3, 2023 (20 hours) – Introduction to Property Tax Administration
  • Location: Tuscaloosa
  • Cost: $325
Mar. 9-10, 2023 – Property Tax Exams
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $165
Mar. 15-17, 2023 (20 hours) – Introduction to Mapping
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $350
Apr. 3-7, 2023 (30 hours) – Personal Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Cullman
  • Cost: $350
Apr. 12-14, 2023 (20 hours) – Management & Supervision
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $325
Apr. 19-21, 2023 (20 hours) – Basic Excel for Property Tax
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $325

APRIL - NOVEMBER 2023

April 26-28, 2023 (20 hours) – Basic Mapping
  • Location: Tuscaloosa
  • Cost: $350
May 8-12, 2023 (30 hours) – Personal Property Audits
  • Location: Cullman
  • Cost: $350
Jun. 21-23, 2023 (20 hours) – Abatements an In-Depth Look
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $325
Jul. 12-14, 2023 (20 hours) – Introduction to License Administration
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $325
Jul. 16-18, 2023 (20 hours) – Titles
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $325
Jul. 19-21, 2023 (20 hours) – Intermediate Excel for Property Tax
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $325
Jul. 31-Aug. 1, 2023 (10 hours) – AAAO Pre-Conference Classes
  • Location: Orange Beach
  • Cost: $250
Aug. 21-25, 2023 (30 hours) – Advanced Mapping
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $400
Aug. 28. – Sept. 1, 2023 (30 hours) – Property Tax Administration & Laws
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $350
Sept. 14-15, 2023 – Property Tax Exams
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $165
Sept. 18-22, 2023 (30 hours) – IAAO 101: Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $850
  • Textbook: PAV 3rd Edition
Oct. 23-27, 2023 (30 hours) – Base Manuscript
  • Location: Opelika
  • Cost: $400
Nov, 13-17, 2023 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Huntsville
  • Cost: $350
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Last Updated: September 9, 2022