Assessor Training

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The Office of State Tax Commissioner works with other assessing organizations to coordinate training and resources for assessors – local government officials who determine the value of property for taxation purposes.

Assessment officials are required to take online courses through the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) to obtain certification. Pre-authorized substitutions may be used for certain courses.

Assessment Officials Certification Brochure


Assessor Official Education Courses

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Class 1 Assessment Official Courses

To earn Class 1 Certification, assessors must successfully complete 180 hours of instruction as follows:

  • 50 Hours Online Instruction - IAAO
    • 801 - Site Analysis
    • 802 - Introduction to Cost Approach to Value
    • 803 - Introduction to the Sales Comparison Approach
    • 804 - Introduction to the Income Approach to Value
    • 805 - Mass Appraisal of Residential Property
  • 30 Hours Instruction - Course 101 - IAAO Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
  • 30 Hours Instruction - Course 102 - IAAO Income Approach to Valuation Course
  • 30 Hours Instruction - Course 300 - IAAO Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal
  • 30 Hours Classroom Instruction - Course 202 - Office of State Commissioner - Agricultural Land Valuation
  • 10 Hours Self-Guided Instruction on Prescribed Forms, Abstracts and Sales Ratio - Office of State Commissioner
Class 2 Assessment Official Courses

To earn Class 2 Certification, assessors must successfully complete 80 hours of instruction as follows:

  • 40 Hours Online Instruction - IAAO
    • 801 - Site Analysis
    • 802 - Introduction to Cost Approach to Value
    • 803 - Introduction to the Sales Comparison Approach
    • 804 - Introduction to the Income Approach to Value
  • 10 Hours Self-Guided Instruction -Agricultural Land Valuation through the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner
  • 30 Hours Instruction - Course 101- IAAO - Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal -OR- 30 Hours Instruction - Course 102 - IAAO Income Approach to Valuation Course
Upcoming Courses & Registration

Courses will be held according to the following schedule. Dates and locations are updated as they are confirmed. Registration will be available here when courses are open. 

Upcoming Course Schedule

  • Spring 2023 - 300 IAAO - Fundamentals to Mass Appraisal*
  • Fall 2023 - 101 IAAO - Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal*
  • Spring 2024 - 102 IAAO - Income Approach to Valuation*
  • Fall 2024 - 202 - Agricultural Land Valuation*
  • Spring 2025 - 300 IAAO - Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal*
  • Fall 2025 -101 IAAO - Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal*
  • Spring 2026 - 102 IAAO - Income Approach to Valuation*
  • Fall 2026 - 202 - Agricultural Land Valuation*
  • Spring 2027 - 300 IAAO - Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal*
  • Fall 2027 - 101 IAAO - Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal*
  • Spring 2028 - Income Approach to Valuation*
  • Fall 2028 - 202 - Agricultural Land Valuation*

Recertification Exams

After completing the above needed courses, you’ll receive a code to take the required test online.

Medium

Additional Education Resources

Medium
Got 15?! Webinars

The Office of State Tax Commissioner partners with the North Dakota Association of Counties to offer a monthly Property Tax webinar called, Got 15?! The 15-minute webinar is free and available to all each month. Visit the North Dakota Association of Counties to find the schedule of upcoming webinars and register:

Upcoming Events - Got 15?!