Certification Program 

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 

  Auburn University Center for Governmental Services in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Revenue-Ad Valorem Tax Division and the Joint Education Advisory Committee administer the State Department of Revenue's Alabama Property Tax Education and Certification Program.

The program is designed to enhance appraisal, mapping, and management skills leading to a professionally qualified reappraisal department staff.   Those eligible to achieve certification are the elected and appointed county property tax officials and staff, and the Property Tax Division staff of the Alabama Department of Revenue.   The program objectives are:  

• To improve knowledge in the fields of appraising, mapping, and management
• To maintain high standards in property tax administration
• To increase professionalism in state and county property tax offices  

These objectives will be fulfilled through five curricula leading to the designation of Alabama Certified Appraiser of Real Property, Alabama Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, Alabama Certified Tax Administrator, Alabama Certified Manual Mapper and Alabama Certified Digital Mapper.

The Support Staff Development Program provides two levels of recognition for support staff members who have met education and experience requirements.

Click here for more information:  Property Tax Certification Program

Click here for a copy of the CGS Certification Program Guidelines.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Along with the course offerings provided by Auburn University Center for Governmental Services, the real property appraisal staff gains valuable training from the following: