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Qualifications: Candidates for Assessor

Applicants must meet minimum qualification standards in order to be eligible for the Candidate for Assessor program. Candidates for Assessor are individuals seeking to become eligible for appointment to the office of Sole Assessor. The training and qualification requirements for Candidates for Assessor are defined in 20 NYCRR 8188 (§8188-3).

An Application for Qualifications Review (RP-3006) must be submitted to and approved by Educational Services.

Minimum Qualification Standards for Candidates for Assessor

20 NYCRR 8188 (§8188-3.1):

A person who seeks to become a State certified candidate for assessor must satisfy the following minimum qualification standards:

(a) (1) graduation from high school, or possession of an accredited high school equivalency diploma; and
     (2) one year of satisfactory full-time paid experience of the kind described in section 8188-2.2(a)(1)(ii) of this
      Part; or
(b) (1) graduation from an accredited two-year or four-year college; and
     (2) six months of satisfactory full-time paid experience of the kind described in section 8188-2.2(a)(1)(ii) of
     this Part.

§ 8188-2.2(a)(1)(ii) ........satisfactory full-time paid experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property, such as assessor, appraiser, valuation data manager, real property appraisal aide or the like. Such experience shall be deemed satisfactory if it is demonstrated that the experience primarily was gained in the performance of one or more of the following tasks: collection and recording of property inventory data, preparation of comparable sales analysis reports, preparation of signed valuation or appraisal estimates or reports using cost, income or market data approaches to value. Mere listing of real property for potential sale, or preparation of asking prices for real estate for potential sale, using multiple listing reports or other published asking prices is not qualifying experience.

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