Professional Partnerships and Affiliations

Our assessment community is strengthened by our relationships with other assessment, real property appraisal, and land use disciplines.

We take special pride in our relationships with our national and international partners.

International Association of Assessing Officers

AAOM is an affiliate member of the  International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) . This organization sets the highest standards for jurisdictions both locally and internationally, and is globally recognized as the authoritative resource  for professional standards, ethics and up-to-date information in the field of assessment.

 About IAAO

IAAO will be the internationally recognized leader and preeminent source for innovation, education, and research in property appraisal, assessment administrations and property tax policy.

The IAAO serves the profession by developing the standards, techniques, and procedures used to maintain accurate property values; the research programs to remain preeminent; the education programs to teach others; the programs for professional designation of assessment personnel to recognize excellence; and the technical assistance and research programs to be the international source for property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy.

IAAO Mission

To promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, property tax policy, and administration through professional development, education, research, and technical assistance.

IAAO Professional Designations

The fair and equitable assessment of property requires a high level of appraisal skills for defending assessments before tribunals and reviewing authorities. The IAAO Professional Designations Program is designed to increase the competency of assessment professionals.

The IAAO offers  five internationally recognized designations:

  • Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE)
  • Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES)
  • Cadastral Mapping Specialist (CMS)
  • Personal Property Specialist (PPS)
  • Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS)

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