Course Descriptions

Introduction to Assessment in Illinois
002-401 Exam Only

This is an introductory course and will introduce students to the Illinois property tax system. Topics of discussion include: definition of ad valorem, history of Illinois property tax, using the Property Tax Code, property assessment cycle vs budget and levy cycles, duties and responsibilities of assessing officials, a typical day for an assessor, professional qualifications of an assessor, office management, and an overview of valuing property. Exercises will be used throughout the course to demonstrate the principles and procedures.

Hours: 15 Hours
Category: Qualifying

Special Notes:

  • This is one of the required qualifying courses for individuals interested in obtaining a CIAO designation from the IPAI. This course can only be taken for CIAO Qualifying credit.
  • It is recommended that this is the first course students take when pursuing a CIAO.
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