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.

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 day cancellation rule for IAAO classes since our instructors come from out of state.

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
Dec. 13-15, 2017 (20 hours) – Introduction to Licensing Administration
Jan. 17-19, 2018 (20 hours) – Tax Sales and Redemptions
Jan. 22-26, 2018 (30 hours) – IAAO 102: Income Approach to Valuation
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2018 (20 hours) – Introduction to Property Tax Administration
Feb. 5-9, 2018 (30 hours) – Advanced Appraisal Concepts
Feb. 7-9, 2018 (20 hours) – CANCELLEDFundamentals of Bankruptcy Law
Mar. 7-9, 2018 (20 hours) – Basic Mapping
Mar. 12-13, 2018 – AAAO Pre-Conference class on Appraisal, Assessments, Appeals of Alabama
Mar. 12-13, 2018 – AAAO Pre-Conference Class on Handling the “Uh Ohs” of Returns and Audits
Mar. 14-16, 2018 (20 hours) – Titles
Mar. 15-16, 2018 – Property Tax Exams
Mar. 19-23, 2018 (30 hours) – IAAO 400: Assessment Administration
Apr. 2-6, 2018 (30 hours) – Property Tax Administration & Laws
  • Location: Auburn, Alabama - CASIC Building
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Property Tax Administration
Apr. 9-13, 2018 (30 hours) – Personal Property Appraisal Manual
May 7-11, 2018 (30 hours) – Personal Property Audits
  • Location: Montgomery, Alabama - Homewood Suites
  • Prerequisite: Personal Property Appraisal Manual
Jun. 18-22, 2018 (30 hours) – Alabama Appraisal Manual (The newly developed Alabama Appraisal Manual is a class that combines the Residential and Commercial Manuals. As of 2019, this class will be one of the required classes for the ACAR Exam. If a person has had the Residential and Commercial Manuals in the past, they will be grandfathered into the new program.)
Jun. 20-22, 2018 (20 hours) – Exemptions and Abatements
Jul. 18-20, 2018 (20 hours) – Management & Supervision
Aug. 1-3, 2018 (20 hours) – Understanding the Tax Collection Function
Aug. 22-24, 2018 (20 hours) – Introduction to Property Tax Administration
Aug. 27-31, 2018 (30 hours) – IAAO 101: Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
  • Location: Foley, Alabama
  • Recommended Text: PAV $55
Sept. 12-14, 2018 (20 hours) – Basic Mapping
Nov. 26-30, 2018 (30 hours) – Base Manuscript and Section Layouts
  • Location: Montgomery, Alabama - Homewood Suites
  • Prerequisite: Basic Mapping and Intermediate Mapping

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

Two upper level IAAO courses are being offered this year:

  • IAAO 201: Appraisal of Land
  • IAAO 400: Assessment Administration

Last Updated: March 10, 2018