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Certifying Organizations

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Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Teaching Assistant Professor of Public Finance and Government
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Law and Government


Tax collectors, assessors, and mappers are subject to varying certification requirements and opportunities.  School of Government courses, and many others, are part of the Property Tax Education Partnership, a collaboration between the School of Government and the North Carolina Department of Revenue. This partnership offers the certification and continuing education necessary to meet legislative educational requirements for appraisers. The partnership promotes public service excellence and professional development for assessment administration, property appraisal, collection, and property tax policy. The School of Government supports but does not oversee any property tax certification programs. For details on or questions about requirements of property tax certifications, visit the website for the relevant certifying organization.

Certifications by Certifying Organizations

  • NC Department of Revenue: *Certified Assessor, *Certified Appraiser and Certification II and III
  • NC Association of Assessing Officers: Certified Assessor, Certified Appraiser (R/P)
  • NC Tax Collectors Association: **Collector, Deputy Collector, Assistant
  • NC Property Mappers Association: **Mapper and Senior Mapper
  • International Association of Assessing Officers: Designations: Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE), Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES), Mass Appraisal Specialist (MAS), Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS), Personal Property Specialist (PPS), Cadastral Mapping Specialist (CMS)

*Certification is required by law. Jurisdictions may require others as a condition of employment.
**Certification is required by most NC jurisdictions.

Available Courses

All of the School’s tax courses, as well as some offered by other organizations, are listed in the Property Tax Education Calendar, which is updated regularly.

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