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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 to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Courses presented by Property Valuation and Review are offered free of charge to municipal officials. Grants are available for municipal officials who must commute 50 miles or more one way. Grant applications must be received before the date of the event(s).

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On-Demand Webinars

Watch recorded webinars and Q&A sessions

Upcoming Training

Vermont State Statutes and Real Estate Law

Join with your colleagues to explore the sources of the law that regulate the process of establishing value and assessing property taxes. We will look at the major sources of laws, the constitution, statutes, cases, and regulations. The sessions will provide you with the tools to find statutes, cases and regulations from various online resources and in the published materials. The class will focus on the laws applicable to the tasks that municipal assessing officials perform. The discussions will include:

  • The sources of law.

  • How laws are created and changed.

  • How to find the law in the books and how to use online resources.

  • How the judicial system operates and how cases are tried.

  • Reading court decisions and how judges apply the law to factual situations.

  • Scenarios involving exempt properties

There will also be plenty of time for questions and discussion of topics of interest to the audience.

Session Date(s):

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Webinar | Microsoft Teams

Instructor(s): Jim Knapp, Esq.

Prerequisite: This course is required to obtain the certification of Vermont Property Assessor Level III

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Data Collection

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 generate a value using NEMRC 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.

Session Date(s):

  • Monday, August 12, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Monday, August 19, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: In-person | The Montpelier Room, Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street, Montpelier, VT

Instructor(s): Division of Property Valuation and Review, District Advisors

Prerequisite: This course is a requirement for the Vermont Property Assessor Level II certification.  Attendance for all four days is mandatory for Certification.

Additional information: A continental breakfast and a luncheon buffet will be provided at the event. Free parking is available for attendees. Please note that if you are interested in reserving a room for the event, you must have already submitted a grant request that has been approved. To reserve a room, please contact the hotel by calling (802) 223-5252 and mention this training.

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