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.


DATA COLLECTION | NORTH

Date & Time: May 3-4, 2017; May 11-12, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: DoubleTree, South Burlington, VT
Instructor(s): PVR District Advisors
Prerequisite: Lister Training
Certification Credit: VPA II
Tuition: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors

This four-day course is designed to train listers and others interested in the fine art of data collection and property inspection. It also covers the type of information a data collector needs to complete the data collection sheet in a manner that will generate a value using the MicroSolve CAMA program, as well as providing background for other systems. Topics include grading factors, determining quality and condition, and the data collector’s role in reappraisal. This course will be of interest to listers, assessors, appraisers, and mass appraisal firms.


DATA COLLECTION | SOUTH

Date & Time: May 2-3, 2017; May 9-10, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn, Rutland, VT
Instructor(s): PVR District Advisors
Prerequisite: Lister Training
Certification Credit: VPA II
Tuition: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors

This four-day course is designed to train listers and others interested in the fine art of data collection and property inspection. It also covers the type of information a data collector needs to complete the data collection sheet in a manner that will generate a value using the MicroSolve CAMA program, as well as providing background for other systems. Topics include grading factors, determining quality and condition, and the data collector’s role in reappraisal. This course will be of interest to listers, assessors, appraisers, and mass appraisal firms.


IAAO 100: UNDERSTANDING REAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL: 2 DAY COURSE

Date & Time: July 10-11, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
Instructor(s): David Cornell, AQB qualified
Prerequisite: N/A
Certification Credit: VPA I and IAAO Recertification Credit
Tuition: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors | Non Municipal Officials: $350.00

Understanding Real Property Appraisal is designed to provide the students with a basic understanding of the procedures and techniques used within a mass appraisal office. This workshop introduces students to some of the concepts involved in using two approaches to value: the cost approach and the sales comparison approach. Understanding Real Property Appraisal utilizes lectures, classroom discussion, and homework problems to emphasize the main concepts and procedures taught in the course. No exam.


LAND SCHEDULE

Date & Time: July 10, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
Instructor(s): PVR District Advisors
Prerequisite: N/A
Certification Credit: Certificate provided; VPA III
Tuition: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors

This one-day session will show you how to gather and quantify your sales data, determine influencing factors and deal with sales outside your community.  The morning session will cover the theory of land valuation and data gathering while the afternoon session will focus on developing the sales grid.  Issues more specific to neighborhoods and lakefront properties will be discussed in the afternoon session. This course is required for VPA III and is useful for developing a new land schedule or understanding the existing process. 


CURRENT USE

Date & Time: July 11, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
Instructor(s): PVR District Advisors
Prerequisite: N/A
Certification Credit: Certificate provided
Tuition: Free of charge for currently employed municipal listers and assessors

This course will cover and review all of the statutory changes enacted in 2015 as well as offer examples of how you as a lister will calculate excluded land for allocation. The Land Use Change Tax (LUCT) is an ongoing task, and this seminar will walk you through all the related duties and expectations. A must for both new and seasoned listers and assessors, this course is open to all listers and assessors.


ADVANCED DATA COLLECTION

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.


ADVANCED LISTER TRAINING|STATE STATUTES AND RULES OF PROPERTY ASSESSMENT
2 DAY COURSE

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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