Course Descriptions

Chief Appraiser Institute and Refresher Details

Course

Chief Appraiser Institute

Description:

The Chief Appraiser Institute is a 2-week training developed by TAAD to meet the requirements for chief appraiser training set out by law and to give future appraisal district leaders tools and ideas to make them better administrators. All the mandatory training outlined in Chapter 1151 will be included.

As a better job is done in all appraisal districts, fewer complaints will find their way to the public and to legislators, and we all will be better off.

The format of this program will enable the students to learn from some of the best instructors and practitioners in the business, and also learn from one another. And, it will also build a network of friends that will last a lifetime as the Class of 2019.

We believe there is nothing we do more important than training a successor for our jobs. We do a service to our communities and to the state when we provide for a seamless transition when we retire or advance to a new district.

If you are one of the new chief appraisers required by Chapter 1151, Occupations Code to attend special training, the Chief Appraiser Institute curriculum has been accepted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and covers all topics specified in the legislation. There are 10 sessions planned in two sets of meetings – in September and October.

Tentative List of Classes

  • Open Government Day
  • The Property Tax Code
  • Litigation Management
  • Budgeting for Chief Appraisers
  • Customer Service
  • Aware, Informed, Cooperative and Ready// Working with Your Board of Directors
  • Ethics for Chief Appraisers //Overview of TDLR// USPAP Ethics requirements
  • Surviving the Human Resources Jungle
  • All About the PVS // All About Audits, MAPs and Self-Reports
  • All About ARB Operations

Important dates:

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – recognition of the 2018 Class at TAAD Annual Conference Awards Luncheon, Renaissance Austin Hotel
  • September 30-October 4, 2019 – Week 1 of Class 2019
  • October 21-25, 2019 – Week 2 of Class 2019

Registration information will be available late Spring of 2019

Registration is not open to non-members.

Duration: Unless otherwise specified, class times will be 8:30 – 5 daily. We’ll finish on Fridays at noon in order to facilitate travel.

Dates: September 30-October 4, 2019 & October 21-25, 2019 |

Course

Chief Appraiser Refresher

Description:

The format of this five-day class will enable chief appraisers to learn from some of the best instructors and practitioners in the business, and also learn from one another. And, it will also build a network of colleagues to provide support, experience and cooperation in the administration of your appraisal district.

Tentative Class Topics

  • Laws and Rules/Legislative Advocacy/Dealing with the Media
  • The Veterans Take on PVS, MAP and Anything Else Required for PTAD Submission
  • The Fun Side of Budgeting
  • Customer Service
  • Litigation Management
  • Open Government Top Topics
  • ARB Issues
  • HR – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Class size will be limited. This year, we will welcome not only veteran chief appraisers, but registration will also be open to deputy and assistant chief appraisers, as well as chief appraisers who are associate members. Please understand that this is not the same program as the Chief Appraiser Institute and the mandatory training it provides to new chief appraisers.

Other important dates:

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – recognition at TAAD Annual Conference Awards Luncheon, Renaissance Austin Hotel

NOTE: The Chief Appraiser Refresher will not be offered again until 2020, with plans to offer it during even-numbered (non-legislative) years after that. Registration is not open to non-members or contractors.

Duration: Unless otherwise specified, class times will be 8:30 – 5 daily. We’ll finish on Friday at noon in order to facilitate travel.

Dates: December 3-7, 2018 |

Fees: Chief Appraiser, Deputy/Assistant Chief Appraiser, or Staff Member of a TAAD Member District: $350 | Associate Member/Chief Appraiser from a Non-Member District: $500 |