Educational Opportunities

 LISTER TRAINING COURSE

 This two-day course provides a thorough overview of the job of listing. You will learn about the various responsibilities of the office including lodging a grand list, downloading homestead declarations, and the obligations of the office.  Attention is given to schedules, exemptions, current use calculation and office administration.

REGISTRATION: Form LE-303, available at: http://www.tax.vermont.gov/pvrlistereducation.shtml

INSTRUCTOR: PVR District Advisors

DATE: Tuesday & Wednesday, March 11 & 12, 2014 Londonderry Town Offices, 100 Old School Street, South Londonderry 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM       

DATE: Wednesday & Thursday, March 26 & 27, 2014 TEGU Municipal Building, 43 Portland St., Morrisville 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM       

TUITION: $75.00 – VT Town officers $ 100.00 – Firms and others

VPACP certification credit – VPA I

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SAVE THIS DATE!  COMING SOON!

MORE INFORMATION TO BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY!

69th ANNUAL TOWN OFFICERS EDUCATION CONFERENCE

FAIRLEE – APRIL 2nd, 2014
BURLINGTON – APRIL 9th, 2014
KILLINGTON – APRIL 23rd, 2014

Don’t miss this full day of informative workshops for town clerks, treasurers, listers, selectboard members and citizen volunteers!

Contact Pam Lowell at (802) 773-3349 x 272 or Pamela.Lowell@uvm.edu if any questions or to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program by March 12th so that she may assist you.

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IAAO WORKSHOP 452 FUNDAMENTALS OF ASSESSMENT RATIO STUDIES

This is a VALA sponsored workshop and provides a very basic introduction to the development and uses of assessment sales ratio studies based upon the IAAO Standards of Ratio Studies: January 2010. The workshop covers the topics of sales analysis, sampling, and the development of assessment ratio studies. The workshop also covers managerial and technical issues, which include staffing, timing of studies, use of study results, statistical testing and assessment regressively and progressivity. This workshop includes an exam.

DATE: August 11th – 13th 2014

TIME: 8a.m. – 5 p.m. 8/13 is a half day

LOCATION: Rockingham Public Library in 65 Westminster St. Bellows Falls, Vermont

TUITION: $300 for regular attendees and $270 for VALA members

PAYMENT DEADLINE: Payment is required by July 25th, 2014

Recommended: Course 101. IAAO recertification credit: 18.5 credit hours-2 ½ days VPA IV credit

To print registration form and obtain additional information please click on the following linK: IAAO 452 Ratio Studies Registration Form 8 2014 (2)

 

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 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Vermont Assessors and Listers Association is committed to creating educational opportunities through its scholarship program.  VALA’s objective has been to provide training and education that would improve the standards of assessment.  If you are interested in enhancing your professsional development through appraisal related courses and are in need of  financial assistance please download the scholarship request form below.
Scholarship Requirements and Application Form (Microsoft Word)

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 CHRISTIE WRIGHT, PV&R DISTRICT ADVISOR

Christie discussed at the Vala Depreciation Class in White River Junction, check lists for Quality and Condition that were developed by John Westinghouse (another District Advisor).  She has  generously provided these forms for distribution and you can download them for printing by clicking on the links below.  Christie cautions Listers that they need to learn the difference between quality and condition but that they could then be good checklists for those parameters.

CONDITION OF QUALITY ITEMS Christie Wright 
RESIDENTIAL GRADE FACTORS from Christie Wright 
Copy of RESIDENTIAL QUALITY & CONDITION Christie Wright 

 

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