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 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.

June – September 2019

Jun. 17-21, 2019 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Hotel Room Block: Homewood Suites, Eastchase Parkway
Jun. 26-28, 2019 (20 hours) - Abatements – An In Depth Look
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Hotel Room Block: Homewood Suites, Eastchase Parkway
  • Prerequisite: Exemptions and Abatements
Jul. 10-12, 2019 (20 hours) – Management & Supervision
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Hotel Room Block: Homewood Suites, Eastchase Parkway
  • Cost: $275
Aug. 5-6, 2019 (10 hours) – AAAO: The County’s Role in the Bankruptcy Process
  • Location: Orange Beach
  • Cost: $200
Aug. 5-6, 2019 (10 hours) – AAAO: Locating Data for Income Approach
  • Location: Orange Beach
  • Cost: $200
Aug. 21-23, 2019 (20 hours) – Basic Mapping
  • Location: Hoover, Alabama - Hoover Public Safety Center
  • Hoover Area Hotels
  • Cost: $300
Sept. 11-13, 2019 (20 hours) – Intro. to Property Tax Administration
  • Location: Auburn, Alabama – Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce (CASIC) Building
  • Auburn Area Hotels
  • Cost: $275
Sept. 16-20, 2019 (30 hours) – Intermediate Mapping
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $350
Sept. 23-27, 2019 (30 hours) – IAAO 101: Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
  • Location: Auburn, Alabama – Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce (CASIC) Building
  • Auburn Area Hotels
  • Recommended: Property Assessment Valuation (PAV) (3rd edition) textbook $55
  • Cost: $650
Sept. 25-27, 2019 (20 hours) – Introduction to Excel for Property Tax
  • Location: Millbrook
  • Cost: $275

October - December 2019

Oct. 23-25, 2019 (20 hours) – Subdivision Layouts and Mapping Right of Ways
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Hotel Room Block: Homewood Suites, East Chase Montgomery
  • Prerequisite: Basic Mapping and Intermediate Mapping
  • Cost: $300
October 28-November 1, 2019 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $300
Dec. 4-6, 2019 (20 hours) – Introduction to Licensing Administration
  • Location: Auburn
  • Cost: $275

January – March 2020

Jan. 27-31, 2018 (30 hours) – IAAO 102: Income Approach to Valuation
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $650
  • Textbook: PAV 3rd Edition
Jan. 27-31, 2020 (30 hours) – Advanced Mapping
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Hotel Room Block: Homewood Suites, East Chase Montgomery
  • Prerequisite: Basic Mapping and Intermediate Mapping
  • Cost: $350
Feb. 3-7, 2020 (30 hours) – Advanced Appraisal Concepts
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $300
Feb. 12-14, 2020 (20 hours) – Titles
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $275
Feb. 19-21, 2020 (20 hours) – Tax Sales and Redemptions
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $275
Mar. 4-6, 2020 (20 hours) – Basic Mapping
  • Location: Auburn
  • Cost: $300
Mar. 12-13, 2020 – Property Tax Exams
  • Location: Auburn
  • Cost: $165
Mar. 16-20, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 201: Valuation of Land
  • Location: Auburn
  • Cost: $550
Mar. 18-20, 2020 (20 hours) – Intermediate Excel for Property Tax
  • Location: Prattville
  • Cost: $275
Mar. 23-27, 2020 (30 hours) – Personal Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $300

April – September 2020

Apr. 6-10, 2020 (30 hours) – Property Tax Administration & Laws
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $300
Apr. 20-24, 2020 (30 hours) – Personal Property Audits
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $300
Jun. 15-19, 2020 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $300
Jun. 24-26, 2020(20 hours) – Exemptions and Abatements
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $275
Jul. 15-17, 2020 (20 hours) – Management & Supervision
  • Location: Prattville
  • Cost: $275
July 20-24, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 400: Assessment Administration
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $550
Aug. 5-7, 2020 (20 hours) – Understanding the Tax Collection Function
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $275
Aug. 10-14, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 101: Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $650
Sept. 9-11, 2020 (20 hours) – Basic Mapping
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $300
Sept. 16-18, 2020 (20 hours) – Introduction to Property Tax Administration
  • Location: Hoover
  • Cost: $275

October – December 2020

October 19-23, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 500: Assessment of Personal Property
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $650
October 19-23, 2020 (30 hours) – IAAO 600: Principles & Techniques of Cadastral Mapping
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Cost: $650
Nov. 16-20, 2020 (30 hours) – Alabama Real Property Appraisal Manual
  • Location: Montgomery
  • 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: August 15, 2019