Educational Opportunities

2018 is a great year for Assessment Education! 

Education is the key to staying current!

2018 VALA Education Courses

IAAO Course 102 – Income Approach to Valuation –   CLASS IS FULL

Date: October 1 – 5th 2018,  8:00am – 5:00pm

Instructor:  Anthony R. Hagenstein, AQB IAAO Instructor

Location:  Town of Hartford Building, Room 2, 171 Bridge Street, WRJct, VT 05001

Cost: See 2018 VALA Education Fee Schedule Below

Limited Enrollment: 25

The Income Approach to Valuation is designed to provide the students with an understanding and working knowledge of the procedures and techniques required to estimate the market value of vacant or improved properties by the income approach. The material covers real estate finance and investment, capitalization methods and techniques, analysis of income and expenses to estimate operating income, selection of capitalization rates, and application of the approach. The Income Approach to Valuation utilizes lectures, classroom discussion, and homework problems to emphasize the main concepts and procedures taught in the course. You will need a calculator.

Recommended: Course 101, Property Assessment Valuation (PAV) textbook (3rd edition)

AQB Approved: 33.50 QE, 33.50 hours CE with exam / 30 hours CE no exam; VPA II


IAAO Course 311 – Residential Modeling Concepts

Date: October 22 – 26th 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Instructor:  Jason J. Frost, AQB IAAO Instructor

Location: Franklin Conference Center at the Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave. Ste. #92, Building #3

Rutland, Vermont 05701 (Richardson Room)

Cost: See 2018 VALA Education Fee Schedule Below

Limited Enrollment: 25

Course 311 presents a detailed study of the mass appraisal process as applied to residential property. Topics covered include a comparison of single-property appraisal and mass appraisal, the major steps in the mass appraisal process, data requirements, market analysis, application of the approaches to value, use of sales ratio studies, and valuation review techniques. You will need a calculator.

Recommended: Course 101, 102, Course 300 – 30 hours CE; VMPA


Forum 991 — Understanding and Using Comparable TransactionsCLASS IS FULL!!! 


Date: September 7, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Instructor:  Patrick Alesandrini, CAE, AQB IAAO Instructor

Location: Town of Essex Building, 81 Main St, Essex Jct, VT 05452

Click here for map of where to park at Town of Essex Building

Cost: See 2018 VALA Education Fee Schedule Below

Limited Enrollment: 35

This forum is designed to enhance the understanding and use of comparable properties. Appraisers use comparable property information every day. The entire appraisal process is dependent on the comparison of data. The analysis of real estate transactions is a critical component in the valuation of real property. Appraisal methodology and techniques are based on the comparison of data. Market analysis, highest and best use analysis, and the three approaches to value—the sales comparison approach, the cost approach, and the income approach—are developed based on the comparison of data. The proper recognition and identification of what is a comparable, why it has been selected as a comparable, and how the comparable is used is critical to the appraisal process. Improving an appraiser’s ability to effectively analyze and select relevant comparable properties will result in better supported, more believable and persuasive appraisals and appraisal reviews. Additionally, an enhanced understanding of the process of selecting and analyzing properties that possess characteristics that may be useful for comparative purposes enables an appraiser to more clearly explain and support the analysis in an appraisal report.

  AQB Approved: 7.0 hours CE; IAAO recertification credit: 7.0 hours; Continuing ED credit VPAP


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IAAO 400 Course – Assessment Administration (February 19-23, 2018)




VALA Scholarship Information

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.

VALA Scholarship Requirements and Application Form


IAAO Scholarship Information

IAAO provides various opportunities for scholarship funding.

The IAAO Executive Board has established a Scholarship Fund for the purpose of promoting ad valorem appraisal professionalism. The Scholarship Fund is available to all IAAO members who need financial assistance to: 
• Attend IAAO educational activities 
• Attend the IAAO annual conference 
• Attain an IAAO professional designation 
• Perform research


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