IAAO’s Assessment Books Now Available on Amazon

January 22 - IAAO announced that its collection of informational books about the assessment industry, called Apendium, is now available for purchase from Amazon.

The books range in price from $19.95 to $49.95 and the order page may be accessed through a link from the IAAO website at https://www.iaao.org/apendiumbooks

The Apendium books capture, in one place, a description of the expertise required to effectively work within the assessment profession. These books provide the framework for that compendium by describing the key areas of knowledge in which assessors must establish competency and identifying the broad categories of skills required by professionals working in each “Knowledge Area.”

The Apendium series of books, also known as the “Body of Knowledge,” is the result of a project to provide assessors information about their jobs. The Apendium was developed by a team of industry subject matter experts and also incorporates input from a survey of IAAO members.

“Assessors work for governments of all sizes around the globe and there was no unified collection of information to assist them with their duties,” said IAAO President Tim Boncoskey. “This builds upon the various publications and individual educational offerings IAAO currently offers. We are working to ensure our books and courses are well coordinated with the Apendium.”

There are eight books in the series and each cover an individual Knowledge Area: Working with the Legal Framework; Collecting and Maintaining Property Data; Developing and Managing Cadastral Data; Appraising Property; Leading and Managing the Assessment Office; Managing Complaints and Appeals; Managing Public Relations and Communications; and Oversight and Compliance Review.

Background information about each Knowledge Area and additional resources is also available on the IAAO website at https://www.iaao.org/apendium
 
Background 
IAAO is the leading nonprofit, educational and research association for individuals in the assessment profession and others with an interest in property valuation and taxation. IAAO's mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through professional development, education, research, and technical assistance.  IAAO currently serves nearly 8,000 members worldwide.