Materials & Lodging

State Course Materials

Required

The cost of your course materials is included in your registration fee and your materials will be waiting for you at registration (unless, on your registration form, you elect to have them mailed/e-mailed). However, there are a few exceptions so please check the details for your specific course.

Optional

  • The Texas Property Tax Glossary © 2009 can be used as a tool to aid students enrolled in courses to meet TDLR certification requirements. The glossary contains hundreds of words and phrases used in all of the education courses required for certification as a Registered Professional Appraisal, Registered Tax Assessor and/or a Registered Tax Collector. You can purchase this directly from TAAD, by checking the appropriate box on your State Course Registration Form. $20.
  • The Texas Property Tax System © 2011 (57 pages; produced by The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M; written by Gilliland, Jordan, Trotter, Bickham, Whitmore, Wiehe & Cover; publication number 1192) Formerly this publication was required for use with Course 1. Effective in 2004, its use is optional. It is available on The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M’s website.
  • The Mass Appraisal of Real Property (MARP) is a tool for mass appraisers that updates the mass appraisal chapters in Administration. If you are using Automated Valuation Models, or mass appraisal, the principles developed in this textbook are very helpful. You can obtain it directly from IAAO.

Lodging

For courses held at the Austin Marriott North (2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681), please call (512)733-6767 or (800)865-0546 for reservations and ask for the TAAD block. Lodging is $119/single or double per night (free parking). Call at least three weeks in advance.

For courses at the TAAD Office, we have room blocks set aside at the Hyatt Place North Central (7522 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78752). For reservations, more information, please review the lodging information document for the class you plan to attend.

Additional lodging options can be found here.