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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 and applications must be received prior to the date of the event(s). Classes that are scheduled after July 1, 2020 will require the 2021-2022 Grant Application.
Submit an Education Grant Application
Requirements to Register
- You must be in good standing with the Vermont Department of Taxes
- Currently be an elected lister or assessor in Vermont
- Be hired or an appointed assessor in Vermont
How to Register
To register, please select the course(s) or webinar(s) you are interested in attending and complete the online registration form. Please contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 828-5860. Please sign up only once for any course offered.
All webinars will be hosted through Microsoft Teams. You will receive login information via email two days prior to the webinar. Please check all spam and junk folders for the webinar login information before contacting us. If you still have not received an email with login information by the morning of the webinar, please call (802) 828-5860.
If you have registered and find you cannot attend, please contact us by email or call (802) 828-5860.
Watch recorded webinars and Q&A sessions
Grand List Clean Up
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
This class will help you identify and correct errors in your grand list. Administrative clean-up will be very important in the next year to ensure an easy data transition to the new grand list program. Now is the time to learn and employ easy tips to check your data.
Instructor(s):PVR District Advisors
Additional Information: Access to the webinar and reminders will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form.
- Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This class will show you how to gather and quantify your land sales data, determine influencing factors and deal with sales outside your community. The first session will cover the theory of land valuation and data gathering. The second session will focus on developing the sales grid. Issues more specific to neighborhoods and lakefront properties will be discussed as well. This course is useful for developing a new land schedule or understanding the existing process.
Instructor(s):PVR District Advisors
Additional Information: Access to the webinar and reminders will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form. This course is required for VPA III and you must participate in both sessions to receive a certificate.
Vermont State Statutes and Real Estate Law
- Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join 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 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 time for questions and discussion of topics of interest to the audience.
Instructor(s):Jim Knapp, Esq.
Additional Information: Access to the webinar and reminders will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form. This course is a requirement for the Vermont Property Assessor Level III certification.
IAAO - 100 Workshop: Understanding Real Property Appraisal
- Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.
Instructor(s): David Cornell, MAI, CAE / Cornell Consultants, LLC
Additional Information: Access to the webinar reminders will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form.
Prerequisite: This course is a requirement for Vermont Property Assessor Level I Certification.