IAAO Announces New Resource on Assessor Licensing/Certification Programs by State

May 17, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The IAAO Research Department announces the release of IAAO State Roll Call, a new resource for property assessment personnel and the definitive guide to all assessor licensing/certification programs by state. 

The new report, available to download for free at www.iaao.org/rollcall, includes mandatory and voluntary programs, statutes & regulations, continuing education, and the relationship of these programs to IAAO education and designations.

In the past the IAAO Research Department analyzed certification programs across the country to track the various features of mandatory, incentive, and voluntary models, however the last report was compiled in the 1990s. 

As part of the Emerging Trends Survey IAAO conducted in late 2015, the department endeavored to update its database and create the State Roll Call of statutes and regulations governing the certification of local assessors. During the research IAAO found improvements in industry education but also the need to increase the utilization of IAAO resources.

“The assessment industry has gained a lot of ground in raising the level of professionalism through state mandatory certification programs,” said Mary Odom, MLS, IAAO Director of Library Services. “However, the report shows the need to increase the acceptance of IAAO designations to fulfill the requirements of state programs and also offer additional voluntary programs through state affiliates.”

The State Roll Call is part of IAAO’s continuing commitment to provide useful resources to the assessment community. For more information or to comment on the content, contact Mary Odom at odom@iaao.org or 816-701-8117.

Since 1934, IAAO has been the foremost provider of education, research, and technical assistance for Mass Property Appraisals. IAAO promotes excellence by providing a world class library, research aids, and on-site technical assistance. Its extensive education program supports professional designations unique to the Mass Appraisal field. IAAO currently serves more than 7,000 members worldwide.  For information on IAAO, visit www.iaao.org, or contact IAAO at 816-701-8100 or info@iaao.org.