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2018 COURSE OFFERING DESCRIPTIONS
Appraisal Principles and Procedures: 5 Days With Exam For Basic Certification–
This is an introduction course of instruction in the appraisal of real property, emphasizing legal considerations, economic principals, real estate markets and analysis. At the conclusion of this course the student will understand the basic terms, concepts and principles applicable to valuation; the appraisal process and its steps; apply the valuation process and its steps to course exercises and to “real world” situations. (This course is a requirement for assessors seeking basic certification from ORPTS). Instructor – Warren Wheeler, IAO.
Application of the Three Approaches to Value: 5 Days With Exam For Basic Certification–
This is an intermediate course of instruction that will build on assessors’ knowledge of basic appraisal procedures and the use of the three approaches to value. At the conclusion of this course the student will understand and be able to apply the three approaches to value and reconcile the three approaches to value into a final value opinion. (This course is a requirement for assessors seeking basic certification from ORPTS). Instructor – Nathan Gabbert, IAO
IAO-1 Assessment Administration from A to Z: 5 Days, Exam–
This course is designed to reinforce assessment administration requirements and appraisal concepts and process for assessors. Students will experience an intense review of legal and calendar administrative requirements for preparing assessment rolls. You will be provided with appraisal principles and procedures, particularly as they apply to the assessment process. Students will be expected to complete a thorough commercial appraisal problem in conjunction with the comprehensive review of the three approaches to value. It is an excellent course for those who plan to take the IAO examination. PLEASE NOTE: Signing up for this course does NOT sign you up for the IAO exam. Instructors: Cathy Conklin, FIAO & Denise Trudell, IAO.
Advanced Applications of the Three Approaches to Value: 4 Days, No Exam-
This course will review the principles and techniques used by an assessor or appraiser in the preparation of an appraisal utilizing the three approaches to value. Advanced application of the three approaches to value will then be discussed. A commercial property will be selected and the next four days will encompass the data collection, including a field inspection of the subject property, land valuation, a value determination by The Cost Approach To Value, The Sales Comparison Approach To Value, and the Income Approach To Value. Finally, the value determination derived from the three approaches to value will be reconciled into a final Fair Market Value determination. Instructors: Edye McCarthy, IAO& David Briggs, FIAO.
Beginner / Intermediate Microsoft Excel & Word Training: 4 Days No Exam-
The course will focus on the use of Microsoft Excel and Word products in the Assessors’ office. The Word portion of the class will focus on headers and footers, files, mail merges, graphics and working with templates. You will also discover the ease you can create, edit, add and delete graphics. In the Excel portion you will learn to create, move, size, and embed columns, rows, and bar and line charts. Also instruction on how to create templates, lock and unlock cells, protect worksheets and workbooks, copy and move worksheets. You will also learn to how to create and freeze headings, manipulate clip art and various valuation applications.
Instructor – Patrick Duffy, IAO.
Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal: 3 Days – Exam for Basic Certification - No Exam for Continuing Ed Credit-
Mass appraisal is a method to study and value a large number of properties. It allows us to group properties in many different ways and analyze the results. This course is the basic course prepared by the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services with input from assessors and county directors. It has been rewritten to include new areas of emphasis and delve deeper into systematic analysis and valuation Instructors – Anne Sapienza, IAO & NYS ORPTS.
New York State
Assessors' Association, Inc