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Department of Taxation and Finance

Board of Assessment Review Training

The educational materials provided below are intended to assist in the administration of training local Board of Assessment Review (BAR) members. The course has been developed to provide information pertinent to the role of a BAR member. Materials include information on the assessment process as well as detailed information on the Grievance Day process and requirements.

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If you experience difficulties with any of these files or have questions, please contact ORPTS Educational Services at 518-474-1764 or by email at

BAR Student Training Manual: BAR Training Manual
Complete student training manual with appendix and reference material.

  • BAR Instructor Training Manual: BAR Instructor Manual
    Contains course outline, instructor tips, and student quizzes and answer sheets.

BAR Training Schedule - To assist Board of Assessment Review (BAR) members who are unable to attend the training in your county, the BAR Training Schedule is available online. Training dates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm the dates, times and location of any training session with the county contact prior to attending a session.