Course Descriptions

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IAAO Course/Workshop Descriptions

Course 201

Appraisal of Land **

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding and working knowledge of the procedures and techniques required to estimate the market value of land. This course concentrates on the skills necessary for estimating land value primarily using the sales comparison approach. For more information about this course, please review the Course Information Packet.

 

Virtual Offering**

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST. IAAO will contact you regarding your exam.

Dates: October 28-31, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Barry Couch, CAE

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $710 | 2024 Non-member: $810 |

Credits: TDLR credit: 30 hours

Recommended Prerequisites: Recommended prerequisites: Course 101, Course 102

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2024

Course 332

Modeling Concepts **

Description:

This course introduces and explains the fundamentals of mass appraisal model building. This course includes a large number of demonstrations and labs using Excel, which is capable of producing basic models for a limited number of variables. This course serves as a foundation and bridge to IAAO’s two follow-up model building courses: 333 (residential modeling) and 334 (commercial modeling). For more information about this course, please review the Course Information Packet.

 

Virtual Offering**

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST. IAAO will contact you regarding your exam.

Dates: October 7-10, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Barry Couch, CAE

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $710 | 2024 Non-member: $810 |

Credits: TDLR credit: 30 hours

Recommended Prerequisites: Recommended prerequisites: Course 300 and a solid working knowledge of Excel (Click the link to assess your readiness)

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2024

Course 400

Assessment Administration **

Description:

This course provides an overview of fundamental management concepts for management and supervisory personnel in an assessor’s office and focuses on the need for management, and the responsibilities placed on the assessor and all supervisory personnel. The course introduces the four major management functions: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling with a separate chapter devoted to each function for more in-depth learning and discussion. For more information about this course, please review the Course Information Packet.

 

Virtual Offering**

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST. IAAO will contact you regarding your exam.

Dates: September 16-19, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Brad Eldridge, CAE

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $710 | 2024 Non-member: $810 |

Credits: TDLR credit: 30 hours

Recommended Prerequisites: Recommended prerequisites: Course 101

Registration Deadline: September 6, 2024

Course 500

Assessment of Personal Property

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding and working knowledge of the procedures and techniques required to assess personal property. This course concentrates on the skills necessary for listing, appraising, and assessing the market value of properties using the three approaches to value: the cost approach, income approach and sales comparison approach. This course offers a broad mixture of theory and practical application. For more information about this course, please read the Course Information Packet.

 

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST; Exam on Friday.

Dates: October 21-25, 2024 |

Location: Harris Central Appraisal District

Instructor: Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, ASA

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $710 | 2024 Non-member: $810 |

Credits: TDLR credit: 30 hours

Recommended Prerequisites: Recommended prerequisites: Course 101, Course 102

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2024

Course 501

Personal Property Auditing - Basic to Advanced

Description:

This course combines Workshop 552 and 553 material and provides a foundation for understanding basic financial records, specifically related to fixed assets. The balance sheet, depreciation schedule, and income statement are described and discussed in detail. Emphasis is placed on the pertinent data relevant to the personal property appraiser. In addition, the course expands to advanced discussions of accounting and auditing theory as it relates to fixed assets. Capitalization techniques are also discussed. A case study that includes sample financial records is used to “discover” fixed assets that may otherwise be hidden from the appraiser. For more information about this course, please review the Course Information Packet.

 

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST; Exam on Friday.

Dates: November 18-22, 2024 |

Location: Harris Central Appraisal District

Instructor: Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, ASA

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $710 | 2024 Non-member: $810 |

Credits: TDLR credit: 30 hours

Recommended Prerequisites: Recommended prerequisites: Course 101, Course 102, Course 500

Registration Deadline: October 25, 2024

Workshop 155

Depreciation Analysis **

Description:

This workshop provides a comprehensive, advanced treatment of the techniques of estimating depreciation of residential property. Through a series of market-oriented case studies and demonstration problems, types of depreciation and generally recognized methods for measuring depreciation are covered, with emphasis on the observed condition method. Depreciation measurements are applied to a single subject property, providing experience in analyzing the advantages and limitations of each method. This workshop includes an exam. For more information about this course, please review the Course Information Packet.

 

Virtual Offering**

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST. IAAO will contact you regarding your exam.

Dates: November 14-15, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Barry Couch, CAE

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $475 | 2024 TAAD Non-member: $575 |

Credits: TDLR Credit: 15 hours

Recommended Prerequisites: Recommended prerequisites: Course 101

Registration Deadline: November 4, 2024

Workshop 158

Highest and Best Use **

Description:

Highest and best use is a concept in real estate appraisal in which market value is achieved by the reasonably and probable legal land use that results in the highest value and is an essential step in the mass appraisal process that is required before the creation of market value estimates. Local law may mandate preferential assessments according to specific land uses such as agricultural, historic, and so forth rather than the highest and best use. This workshop is designed to provide students with a more in-depth study and understanding of the role and purpose of highest and best use in the appraisal process. Finally, this course will feature discussions of the unique situations that sometimes arise in a highest and best use analysis. For more information about this course, please review the Course Information Packet.

 

Virtual Offering**

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST. IAAO will contact you regarding your exam.

Dates: September 11-12, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Barry Couch, CAE

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $450 | 2024 Non-member: $550 |

Credits: TDLR Credit: 15 hours

Registration Deadline: September 2, 2024

Workshop 191

7 Hour National USPAP Update **

Description:

This workshop is a National 7-hour USPAP Update offered for continuing education for licensure and certification through The Appraisal Foundation. The workshop provides a general overview of USPAP guidelines, advisory opinions, statements, and other appraisal practices. The course is updated every two years to address changes to USPAP and common misunderstandings.

 

 

Virtual Offering**

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST. No exam.

Dates: November 13, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Barry Couch, CAE

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $250 | 2024 Non-member: $350 |

Credits: TDLR Credit: 7 hours

Registration Deadline: November 4, 2024

Workshop 553

Advanced Personal Property Auditing **

Description:

This workshop expands the understanding of financial records provided in the Basic Personal Property Auditing Workshop (Workshop 552) and presents advanced discussions of accounting and auditing theory as it relates to fixed assets. Capitalization and expense rules are also discussed. The use of computers, including spreadsheets, is reviewed and an audit template is provided. Instruction for using the template is done through a case study.  For more information about this course, please review the Course Information Packet.

 

Virtual Offering**

Registration fees must reflect current TAAD membership status.  Registrations received without payment will not be accepted.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: $100 administrative charge is deducted for cancellations. Requests for partial refunds must be received by TAAD in writing no later than one week prior to the first day of the course.

Duration: Class Hours: 8:30am to 5pm CST. IAAO will contact you regarding your exam.

Dates: December 4-6, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, ASA

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $500 | 2024 Non-member: $600 |

Credits: TDLR Credit: 18.5 hours

Recommended Prerequisites: Recommended prerequisites: Course 500, Workshop 552

Registration Deadline: November 25, 2024