Property Tax Administration

Update: Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the uncertainty of its continued spread in Alabama, classes are being held in various formats. We have some classes being held in the classroom where safety precautions are being implemented including the requirement of masks during the classes. Several classes are being transferred to online formats and some classes will be held in a hybrid format (in classroom and online). If you need further information about a scheduled class, contact us at gedi@auburn.edu.


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 working days advance notice cancellation rule for IAAO classes since our instructors come from out of state.

Online Registration

Printable Registration Form

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.

July – September 2020

Jul. 8-10, 2020 (20 hours) – Basic Excel for Property Tax
  • Location: Auburn
  • Cost: $275
Jul. 15-17, 2020 (20 hours) – Management & Supervision
  • Location: Millbrook/Prattville
  • Cost: $275
July 20-24, 2020 (30 hours) – 201: Valuation of LandCANCELLED
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Recommended Prerequisite: IAAO 101 and IAAO 102
  • Recommended Textbook: Property Assessment Valuation (PAV) (3rd edition), $55
  • Cost: $650
Aug. 10-14, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 101: Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
  • Location: Mobile
  • Recommended IAAO 101 Textbook: Property Asseessment Valuation (PAV) 3rd Edition, $55
  • Cost: $650
Aug. 19-21, 2020 (20 hours) – Basic Mapping
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Cost: $300
Aug. 24-28, 2020 (30 hours) – Personal Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Cost: $300
Sept. 9-11, 2020 (20 hours) – Intermediate Excel for Property TaxNEW COURSE
  • Location: Millbrook/Prattville
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel for Property Tax OR 3 years of recent experience with version 2010 or later of Excel
  • Cost: $275
Sept. 14-18, 2020 (30 hours) – Intermediate Mapping
  • Location: Auburn
  • Prerequisite: Basic Mapping
  • Cost: $350
Sept. 14-18, 2020 (30 hours) – Personal Property Audits
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Prerequisite: Personal Property Appraisal Manual
  • Cost: $300
Sept. 16-18, 2020 (20 hours) – Introduction to Property Tax Administration
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Cost: $275
Sept. 21-25, 2020 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $300

October – December 2020

Oct. 14-16, 2020 (20 hours) – Exemptions and Abatements
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $275
October 19-23, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 500: Assessment of Personal Property
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Recommended Textbook: Property Assessment Valuation (PAV) (3rd edition), $55
  • Cost: $650
October 19-23, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 600: Principles & Techniques of Cadastral Mapping
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Recommended prerequisites: IAAO 101
  • Cost: $650
Nov. 16-20, 2020 (30 hours) – Property Tax Administration & Laws
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Property Tax Administration OR 3 years of experience in Property Tax Office
  • Cost: $300
  • The Hotel at Auburn University
    • 241 S. College Street
    • (800) 228-2876
  • Marriott TownePlace Suites
    • 1117 S. College Street
    • (334) 466-8390
    • *This facility is closest to the CASIC Building, where most our classes meet.
  • Clarion Inn & Suites University Center
    • 1577 S. College Street
    • (334) 821-7001
  • Holiday Inn Express
    • 2013 S. College Street
    • (334) 502-1090
  • Econo Lodge
    • 2145 S. College Street
    • (334) 826-8900
  • Quality Inn
    • 2283 S. College Street
    • (334) 821-6699
  • Sleep Inn & Suites
    • 135 Spirit Drive
    • (334) 501-7171
  • Hampton Inn - Auburn I85/Exit 51
    • 2430 S. College Street
    • (334) 821-4111
  • Hilton Garden Inn - I85/Exit 57
    • 2555 Hilton Garden Drive
    • (334) 502-3500
  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites
    • 120 Riverchase Pkwy E, Birmingham, AL
    • (205) 403-0096
  • Courtyard by Marriott
    • 1824 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL
    • (205) 988-5000
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
    • 2725 John Hawkins, Pkwy, Hoover, AL
    • (205) 733-1655
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
    • 500 Jackson Dr., Hoover, AL
    • (205) 444-3033
  • Hyatt Place
    • 2980 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL
    • (205) 988-8444
  • Days Inn by Windham
    • 1800 Riverchase Drive, Birmingham, AL
    • (205) 985-7500
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton
    • 4520 Galleria Blvd., Hoover, AL
    • (205) 380-3300
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Prattville
    • 104 Jameson Ct., Prattville, AL 36067
    • (334) 361-6463
  • Courtyard Prattville
    • 2620 Legends Pkwy, Prattville, AL 36066
    • (334) 290-1270
  • Days Inn & Suites Prattville
    • 600 Old Farm Ln S, Prattville, AL 36066
    • (334) 285-5312
  • Econo Lodge
    • 798 Business Park Dr., Prattville, AL 36066
    • (334) 361-2007
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Prattville
    • 2590 Cobbs Ford Rd, Prattville, AL 36066
    • (334) 285-6767
  • InnTowne Suites
    • 688 Summit Pkwy, Prattville, AL 36066
    • (334) 358-9004
  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites Prattville
    • 261 Interstate Park Loop, Prattville, AL 36066
    • (334) 358-5454
  • Quality Inn
    • 797 Business Park Dr., Prattville, AL 36067
    • (334) 365-6003

Last Updated: July 7, 2020