CCMA COURSES

Where: Oak Hall, located by the Dodd Research Center and Homer Babbidge Library.

When: Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with a break for lunch.
           Friday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for course exams.

Contact Hours: Each course provides a total of 28 contact hours.
  
 
What to Bring: Individuals enrolled in CCMA 2A should bring a 3-ring binder for handout materials.  Participants in all courses, especially CCMA 3, are encouraged to bring a calculator to class.  An HP-12C model is recommended for Course 3 only

For course descriptions, prerequisites, and instructor listings, please scroll down.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CCMA 1A – Assessment Administration
This course is intended for newly-hired assessors, assessor clerks, new staff members and others interested in earning the CCMA designation.  Along with CCMA IB, this is an appropriate course for the first-time attendees.

Content:

  • Introduction to state statutes
  • Transfer of title
  • Maintenance of assessment records
  • Exemptions and exempt properties
  • Assessment calendar
  • Common interest ownership

Prerequisites: None 
Instructors:
 Pam Deziel and Stuart Topliff


CCMA 1B – Assessment Valuation

This course is intended for newly-hired assessors, assessor clerks, new staff members and others interested in earning the CCMA designation. Along with CCMA IA, this is an appropriate course for first-time attendees. 

Content:

  • Concept of value
  • 490 Valuation (farm, forest and open space)
  • Revaluation
  • Sales ratio and grand list codes
  • Motor vehicle assessment administration
  • Miscellaneous valuation problems

Prerequisites:  None 
Instructors:
  Brian Smith and Thomas M. DeNoto


CCMA 2A – Introduction to Appraisal Principles 

This course is open to attendees who have completed the prerequisites below and to others on a space-available basis. 

Content:

  • The appraisal process
  • Legal concepts and theory of value
  • Land valuation
  • Cost approach to value
  • Measuring and listing

Prerequisites: CCMA 1A and 1B 
Instructors:
  William H. Gaffney III and Chandler Rose


CCMA 2B – Application of Valuation Techniques 

This course is open to attendees who have completed the prerequisites below and to others on a space-available basis.

Content:

  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Cost schedules
  • Revaluation concepts
  • Commercial valuation
  • Sales comparison approach to value

Prerequisites:  CCMA 1A, 1B and 2A 
Instructors:
  Walter E. Topliff and Diane Vitagliano 


CCMA 3 – Income Approach to Value 

This course is open to attendees who have completed the prerequisites below and to others on a space-available basis.

Content:

  • Income capitalization
  • Capitalization and discount rate development
  • Mortgage equity and band of investment
  • Use of the HP-12C financial calculator
  • Residual techniques
  • Discounted cash flow analysis
  • Financial functions

Prerequisites: CCMA 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B 
Instructor:
 William O’Brien 


CCMA 4 – Revaluation Course 

This course is intended for attendees who wish to gain deeper insight into the revaluation process.

Content:

  • Requests for proposals and contracts
  • Public and media relations
  • Statutory framework
  • Preliminary valuation review
  • Ratio studies
  • Mass appraisal techniques

Prerequisites: CCMA 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B 
Instructor:
 Brian Lastra

REQUIRED TEXTS

CCMA 1A
Handbook for Connecticut Assessors

Free to first time students of CCMA 1A and students of CCMA 1B who did not receive a copy when they took CCMA 1A; $60.00 for all other students

Students eligible for a free handbook may pick it up at check-in on Sunday, June 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Monday, June 3 from 7:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m. in the Rome Commons Portico. 

Handbooks should be paid for on-site with a check made out directly to "CAAO".


CCMA 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, and 4 (Revaluation Course)
Property Assessment Valuation, 3rd Edition 

Students must purchase this required text directly from the IAAO website.

It is recommended that students enrolled in CCMA courses 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, and 4 (Revaluation Course) complete assigned readings (provided by course instructors) from the IAAO textProperty Assessment Valuation, 3rd Edition prior to the start of School.  The prerequisite reading list is posted on the CAAO website.


CCMA 3
Additional optional texts

Please check the CAAO website for optional texts available for purchase through the Appraisal Institute.

 

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