2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Los Angeles County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Community and Economic Development (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The Appraiser Assistant Training Program is a partnership between the LA County Office of the Assessor (OA), the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the LA County Department of Human Resources (DHR), County Counsel (CoCo) and the Chief Executive Office (CEO). The program was created to create a pool of qualified, work ready candidates to fill Appraiser Assistant vacancies at the OA. A certificate program, California Property Taxation and Appraisal, was created and is offered in partnership with Rio Hondo Community College, which consists of 4 non-credit, tuition-free, courses. The certificate courses leverage two existing Real Estate courses (Principles and Appraisal) available widely through community colleges, and also includes two courses developed specifically for this effort, CA Property Taxation & Assessment and Career Preparation: 21st Century Skills. Program participants with a minimum of 60 semester units and verification that they have completed, or are nearing completion, of the 4 courses in the certificate program are eligible to apply for the county exam during the periods that the bulletin is open.