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Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA) Training and CE Opportunities Hosted by Collin Central Appraisal District

Training Opportunities

RPA Classes:

  • Course 4 – Business Personal Property Appraisal (July 27 – 30, 2020)
    18 hours CE with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

    Business Personal Property Appraisal is the theory and practice of identifying personal property and valuing it for property taxation. Included are the techniques for discovering property, determining jurisdiction and situs, procedures for appraising use items, leased items, and business inventory. Special techniques for mobile homes, airplanes, vehicles, and taxable leaseholds are examined.

    To attend this course, you must register through TAAO. Click here to download a registration form, or visit their website www.taao.org.

  • RPA Review for Level III & Level IV Exams (September 14 – 17, 2020)

    This four-day review is designed for individuals planning to take the Level III or Level IV RPA Exams. This is not a primary instruction course and continuing education credits are not offered.

    Click here to download a registration form.

  • Course 101 – Introduction to Property Tax Administration (September 28 – 30, 2020)
    15 hours CE with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

    Introduction to Property Tax Administration is one of two courses designed to introduce students to the elements of the Texas property tax system. It is intended to satisfy education requirements for a first year Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) registrant working towards the Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA), Registered Texas Assessor/Collector (RTA), or Registered Texas Collector (RTC) certifications. The course will cover the following topics: What are property taxes?, Why are they important?, Levels of property tax administration, Tax calendar, Appraisal phase, Equalization phase, Assessment phase, and Collections phase.

    Click here to download a registration form.

  • Course 102 – Introduction to Property Tax Appraisal (September 30 – October 2, 2020)
    15 hours CE with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

    Introduction to Appraisal is designed to introduce students to property tax appraisal and to satisfy education requirements for a first year Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) registrant working towards the registered professional appraiser (RPA), registered Texas assessor/collector (RTA), or registered Texas collector (RTC) certifications. The course will cover the following topics: Property and Value Concepts, The Appraisal Process, General Data in the Appraisal Process, Approaches to Value, Land Identification and Maps, and Math for Appraisers.

    Click here to download a registration form.

  • Course 203 – Appraisal of Real Property (October 19 – October 23, 2020)
    20 hours CE with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

    Appraisal of Real Property (Sales Comparison and Cost Approach) introduces students to the foundational principles of appraising real property and provides the tools for estimating market value using the sales comparison approach and provides the tools for estimating market value using the cost approach to value.

    Click here to download a registration form.

IAAO Classes:

  • Course 332 – Modeling Concepts (September 21 – 25, 2020)
    30 hours CE with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

    This course introduces and explains the fundamentals of mass appraisal model building. This course includes a large number of demonstrations and labs using Excel, which is capable of producing basic models for a limited number of variables. This course serves as a foundation and bridge to IAAO’s two follow-up model building courses: 333 (residential modeling) and 334 (commercial modeling). Please note attendees are required to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel.

    Click here to download a registration form.

  • Course 333 – Residential Model Building (November 16 – 20, 2020)
    30 hours CE with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

    This course focuses on mass appraisal model building for residential properties. Along with problems and illustrations, this course uses hands-on labs and exercises along with real-world data to answer questions and construct data transformations, price trends, land and improved residential models, and ratio analyses. The course uses IBM’s statistical software package, SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), the most common statistical software package used by assessors. Attendees are required to bring a laptop with SPSS loaded. A link to download a trial of SPSS will be emailed two weeks before the class start date.

    Click here to download a registration form.


All classes are held in the Collin Central Appraisal District training room. Class materials will be distributed on the first day of class.

For more information, contact Erin Van Gundy at (469) 742-9231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.