Certification and Training Program Registration

Thank you for your interest in our course offerings for listers and assessors. We are confident that these courses will help you develop and refine your assessment skills, and help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

All participants must:

  • Must be in good standing with the Vermont Department of Taxes
  • Currently be an elected lister
  • Working in the field of assessment
  • Hired or an appointed assessor

Review our course offerings and complete the registration form below.


Date & Time: September 6 & 7, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland, VT
Instructor(s): PVR District Advisors
Prerequisite: N/A
Certification Credit: VPA I
Tuition: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors

Please join us for a two‐day training on the duties of being a Lister or Assessor. This course will be taught by Vermont Department of Taxes, Property Valuation and Review experts Christie Wright and Teri Gildersleeve.

Over the two days, we will provide you with a thorough overview of the job of a lister, and connect you with the resources you will need to be successful. You will learn about the various responsibilities of the office, including lodging a grand list, downloading homestead declarations, and other obligations. Attention is given to schedules, exemptions, current use calculation, CAMA software and office administration.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included. Overnight accommodations are available by contacting the Holiday Inn directly (802) 775-1911.


Date & Time: Sept. 19, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:Vermont Association of Realtors Bldg., Montpelier, VT
Instructor(s): Cy Bailey
Prerequisite: Data Collection | 4 Day Course
Certification Credit: Certificate provided
Tuition: Municipal Officers: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors

This one-day course for advanced listers takes a deeper dive into complex or unique properties related to maintaining your grand list. Taught by PVR assessment expert Cy Bailey. Completion of PVR Data Collection 4-day course is a prerequisite for signing up for this day.


Date & Time: Sept. 26 - 27, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
Instructor(s): PVR District Advisors | Jim Knapp
Prerequisite: New Lister Training or Equivalent
Certification Credit: Certificate provided; VPA III
Tuition: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors

This class is designed for listers who have had three or more years of experience in their office and have attended New Lister Training. It covers the equalization study, along with a brief introduction to the various statistics within the study, tracking the market, reappraisal requirements, and utility valuation. Day two covers State Statutes and Rules of property assessment.

If you would like to know more about the courses in this list, please refer to the course descriptions.
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