We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Department of Revenue and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government to make a breadth of approved training available for tax assessors, appraisers and commissioners. This slate of courses, offered by the Institute of Government, covers numerous areas of interest to tax officials, including fraud prevention, internal controls, problem solving and leadership development.

More than 40 of the Institute of Government’s training classes have been approved for state-mandated continuing education credits by the Department of Revenue. To see a selection of offerings, visit https://cviog.uga.edu/training-and-education/financial-training/department-of-revenue/index.html.

“This is great news for tax officials in the state of Georgia. Now, the thousands of professionals who need to maintain continuing education can choose from dozens of classes that fit their individual needs,” said Ellen Mills, Director of the Local Government Services Division of Georgia Department of Revenue.

Thousands of elected and appointed government officials and administrators enroll in continuing education opportunities offered by the Institute of Government every year, taking part in more than 600 training and education courses.

“At the Institute of Government, we are committed to supporting Georgians in public service and helping them develop new skills to thrive in their careers,” said Laura Meadows, Director of the Institute. “This new partnership recognizes the benefit of the Institute’s training from instructors who are constantly researching and responding to the needs of the state’s officials.”

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit that provides training, technical assistance and applied research to help state and local governments operate more effectively and deliver improved service to the public.

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