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Course I is a five-day course. It is the basic course described in the Georgia law. This course satisfies the certification requirements for county tax assessors. This class is reserved for office staff, Appraiser I’s and Appraiser II’s.
Course IA is a five-day course, which provides participants with an overview of the assessment/appraisal process and a solid foundation in fundamental appraisal techniques that have practical applications within their jurisdictions.
Course II is a five-day course that provides detailed instruction on methods and techniques for valuing income-producing properties. The course will include instruction in phases of income property valuation, from income and expense statement analysis to the basic methods of capitalization and their application.
Prerequisites: Course I and Course IA
Course III is a five-day course, which provides detailed instruction on methods and techniques involved in the valuation of machinery and equipment, inventories, farm personalty and other types of personal property.
Course IVA is a five-day course providing detailed instruction on methods and techniques in the valuation of urban land. Applicable units of comparison and practical methods for establishing urban land schedules are demonstrated by exercise and case study.
Prerequisites: Course I and Course IA
Course IVB is a five-day course. It provides detailed instruction on methods and techniques in the valuation of rural land. The course identifies the applicable units of value and, through case studies, provides participants with practical methods for establishing rural land schedules.
This five-day, 40-hour course is designed to familiarize the appraiser with the usage and maintenance of a Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Model. Participants learn the fundamentals of the cost approach: classifying, grading, depreciating, and valuing property.
Course VI is a five-day course. It provides assessors and appraisers an opportunity to learn new approaches to effective management in today's local governmental environment. Participants are actively involved through a combination of small group assignments, case studies, role-playing activities, and mini-lectures.
Prerequisites: Assessors or Appraisers III or Appraisers IV
This 2½ day workshop provides the participants with the information and procedures used in a digest review by the Department of Revenue. This workshop will also deal with the interpretation of sales ratio analysis. Students are asked to bring a ten-digit calculator.
Prerequisites: Course I or Course IA
This is a 2½ day course that deals primarily with the Board of Assessors relationship with the Board of Equalization. The participants have an opportunity to sit in a classroom with the instructor of the Board of Equalization classes.
Prerequisites: Course I, Course IA, or Assessor
A 20 hour course providing detailed instruction on methods and techniques for valuing income-producing properties. The course includes instruction in several phases of income property valuation, from income and expense statement analysis to the various methods of capitalization and their application. The course is interactive and is at a level suitable for mid-level, commercial appraisers.
Prerequisites: Course I, Course IA, and Course II
This 20 hour course provides a review of Georgia law and rules and regulations with an emphasis on law passed during recent legislative sessions. The course is open to both assessors and appraisers.
This 2 ½ day workshop provides an overview of deeds and plats, legal descriptions, and skills needed to accurately identify the interest in property being appraised.
This 2 ½ day workshop involves an in-depth discussion of the laws, regulations and applicable court cases dealing with the granting of property tax exemptions for real and personal property, including the Freeport exemption for inventory.
Prerequisites: Course I
Georgia Assessment Administration is a five day public relations course for assessors and staff appraisers which deal with the assessor relationship with the appraisal staff, board of equalization, taxpayers, and county commissioners.
This 4-hour workshop provides continuing education credit for Hearing Officers to maintain eligibility for hearing ad valorem tax appeals.
The Review of Income is a two and a half-day course that provides a review of methods for valuing income-producing properties. The course includes instruction in phases of income property valuation, from income and expense statement analysis to basic methods of capitalization and application.
This 2½ day workshop covers the requirements and criteria to be considered in determining eligibility, and property valuation for forest land protection act of 2008, conservation use, preferential, brownfield, rehabilitated historic, and landmark historic properties.