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A comprehensive schedule of courses will be offered to meet the educational needs of new, as well as experienced assessors. The increasing pressure on the real property tax, the major source of revenue for local governments, makes it imperative that assessors develop and maintain their expertise in determining the value of real property.  The courses available at Cornell are designed to meet that need and are taught by experts at a level unsurpassed anywhere else in New York State.  If you attend, you can expect professional instruction, carefully prepared study and reference materials and an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from your fellow assessment professionals.

There will be basic courses needed by Assessors and County Directors for Basic Certification, as well as courses approved by both the Department of State and the Office of Real Property Tax Services for continuing education credits.  Something new for 2017 is we are planning the Welcome Receptions AND the Picnic, both on Sunday July 16th.  Please plan on attending.


3 Day courses include:

5. Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal

4 Day courses include:

6. Instructor Training

7. Commercial Valuation in Excel

8. Market/Sales Comparison Approach to Value

2 Day courses include:

9. Solar Valuation Rent vs. Own (Monday & Tuesday)

10. Architectural Features that Affect Value (Monday & Tuesday)

11. Valuation of Big Box Stores (Wednesday & Thursday)

12. Valuation of Hotels (Wednesday & Thursday)


You may use this link on the website to pay for class registration ONLY. You must still complete a paper application and transmit it to the main office indicating which of the above courses above you are registering for. 


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