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The Educational Services unit at the Office of Real Property Tax Services administers the New York State Assessment Certification Program for: County Directors, Assessors, Real Property Appraisers, and Candidates for Assessor.  Assessment training is also available and encouraged for county and local assessment staff.


Certification Requirements 


  • Assessors and County Directors may be eligible for
    reimbursement for completing required training components.

Continuing Education

Training Advisory Group

  • The Training Advisory Group is made up of Assessors, County Directors,
    ORPTS staff, and 'at-large members' who provide advice for the development
    and delivery of training programs for the assessment community.

Training Spotlight: 

2017 Cornell CE Credit and Reimbursement information has been posted.
• The spring training schedule for May–Oct courses is available. Register now for classes.