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Level I Certification

To be certified as a Level I Assessor-Appraiser, an individual must:

  • complete six (6) hours of Level I pre-examination coursework designated by the Department;
  • pass the Level I examination designated by the Department; and
  • complete the continuing education requirements specified in section 2 of 50 IAC 15.

The Department offers an online, self-paced tutorial for those individuals interested in obtaining their Level I Assessor-Appraiser certification. The tutorial allows individuals to review the presentation of the class materials to prepare for the Level I examination and review and listen to the problems and answers.

Materials Needed for Self-Paced Tutorial

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 installed on a computer or PDF Viewer
  • Computer speakers
  • Real Property Assessment Manual and Guidelines (see below)
  • Calculator
  • Writing utensils
  • Ruler

2023 Level I Tutorials

To start using the self-paced tutorial, you will need to download either the PowerPoint or PDF files for each section. In an effort to provide you with multiple options to view the tutorials, we have provided each presentation in two different formats. The presentations do not have sound but all problems and answers will have sound and written options.

Cost Approach

Income Approach

Neighborhood Factor

Personal Property

Ratio Study

Sales Comparison Approach

Property Record Cards

Review Exam, Answers, and Explanations

The files above may be large and may take a few minutes to load on your computer. If you save the files to your computer, you will only need to download the files once.

Begin with the Cost Approach tutorial.

Due to file size, audio is only available on the problems and answers videos. 

  • Powerpoint Tips - When starting in PowerPoint you may have a pop-up asking to update files, please select "Cancel" to begin the program. You may advance the slides or move back a slide at any time by using the up and down arrows on your keyboard. For additional help using Microsoft PowerPoint, you can "right-click" on your mouse and select the "Help" option.
  • PDF Viewer Tips - When starting the PDF, you may have a pop-up box asking if you trust the file sender, please select yes to begin the program. To move forward or backward on the presentation, use the arrows at the top of the PowerPoint window.

The problems that are completed during the tutorial presentation can be printed separately from the zip folder in the attached files.

Real Property Guidelines

The 2021 rule and manual apply to the reassessment process used by Indiana assessors. By statute, the Department of Local Government Finance adopted this new rule change on December 2, 2020. It became effective on January 1, 2021.

2021 Real Property Rule

2021 Real Property Assessment Guidelines


Please direct questions regarding course material to

Exam Schedule

Students may sit for the Level I or Level II examination at any of the scheduled testing times and locations.

Once you have completed the online tutorial, you will need to schedule your testing date with the Department. Please register next to the date that you would like to attend. Test locations are all in Indianapolis unless noted. The Department reserves the right to cancel a scheduled test if less than five (5) individuals are confirmed for a particular date. Individuals will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and a waitlist will be maintained if needed. While there is no cost for the test, please make every effort to cancel at least 48 hours in advance so any waitlisted candidates may be notified of an opening.

January 20, 2023 (ASSESSOR CONFERENCE) Register Here
February 10, 2023 Register Here
February 15, 2023 (EVANSVILLE) Register Here
March 10, 2023 Register Here
April 14, 2023 Register Here
May 8, 2023Register Here
May 31, 2023 (CROWN POINT)Register Here
June 9, 2023 Register Here
July 11, 2023 (SOUTH BEND)Register Here
July 14, 2023 Register Here
August 18, 2023 Register Here
August 2023 (ASSESSOR CONFERENCE) Register Here
September 21, 2023 (EVANSVILLE)Register Here
September 22, 2023 Register Here
September 29, 2023 (SOUTH BEND)Register Here
October 20, 2023 Register Here
November 15, 2023 Register Here
December 8, 2023 Register Here