Assessor Mike Goss earns certification
Acadia Parish Assessor Mike Goss was recently recognized by the Louisiana Assessors’ Association as a Certified Louisiana Assessor after meeting the rigorous educational requirements for the desgination.
The Louisiana Assessors’ professional certification program was established to formalize and recognize the professional standards of assessors engaged in the assessment of property for ad valorem taxation purposes in this state.
It is the objective of the program to insure compliance with the requirements of the constitution and laws of the state -overrun-, the assessment of property and to assure the citizens and taxpayers of the state that property will be assessed fairly and equitably.
Mike Goss achieved the certification after successfully passing courses presented in conjunction with the International Association of Assessing Officers on subjects consisting of the Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal, Income Approach to Valuation. Assessment Administration. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and Property Tax Policy. Mike is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and has over 150 hours of instruction on procedures and techniques required to estimate the market value of vacant and improved properties as well as management concepts and tax policy.
Goss siad, “The education required for certification is exhaustive but well worth it in terms of providing Assessors and their staff guidance and instruction necessary to fulfill the obligation we have to the public. The courses and workshops are designed to review and explain current property tax law and present generally accepted appraisal and management techniques useful in the assessment field. The continuing education helps us meet our obligation to be accurate, fair and equitable in our assessment practices.”