Assessor Deputy Receives Advance Accreditation Certificate

Dana Barton of Roger Mills County recently received a certificate of advanced accreditation from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The statutory accreditation program requires that within eighteen months of employment in the Assessor’s Office, new employees successfully complete initial accreditation consisting of two academic units on basic ad valorem taxation law, legal responsibilities of the assessor’s office, the role of the county assessor, valuation requirements, assessment administration, and basic appraisal and assessment processes. After this initial accreditation phase, assessors and deputies are required to complete an advanced accreditation program that consists of five additional academic units on appraisal procedures, valuation of…

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