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The Illinois Property Assessment Institute was established more than 50 years ago to provide educational opportunities to assessment professionals throughout the state of Illinois.

The IPAI is an independent non-profit organization, funded solely by course revenue and is the only provider focused primarily on the needs of Illinois assessment professionals. The mission of the IPAI is to provide courses on property appraisal and assessment administration. To adhere to that mission, a comprehensive curriculum has been developed and is offered annually throughout the state. All IPAI classes are taught by practicing assessment and business professionals.

The IPAI owns and confers the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation; the primary designation used to qualify for election or appointment in the state.


Rebecca Rossi, Executive Director, joined the IPAI in April of 2014. Rebecca spent the early part of her career in social service helping families in crisis, before moving on to spend some time with a performance consulting firm. After earning her Master’s degree in Project Management from Illinois State University, Rebecca worked with graduate students and other adult learners at Heartland Community College’s Green Institute and Illinois State University. Rebecca brings a passion for education and a commitment to providing top-notch educational experiences to every IPAI customer. You can email Rebecca at rrossi@ipai.education.

Jordan Goebig, Administrative Coordinator, joined the IPAI in June of 2014. Before joining the IPAI, Jordan worked for the American Lung Association leading several educational outreach programs and managing course development. While earning her Master’s degree in Communication from Illinois State University, Jordan taught basic communication courses, and provided public relations support to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and ISU’s Office of Sustainability. At the IPAI, Jordan is working to provide updated course content and a positive classroom experience to IPAI customers. You can email Jordan at jgoebig@ipai.education.

Brenda Corcoran, Registrar, is a familiar face and voice at the IPAI. Brenda joined the organization in 2000 after a long career with GTE. Brenda continues to provide above par registration and CIAO designation support to IPAI customers. You can email Brenda at registrar@ipai.education


Representing the County Assessment Officers Association:
Robert Yergler, Iroquois County
Larry Wilson, Rock Island County

Representing the Illinois Assessing Officer's Association:
Deb Lane, Meriden-Ophir-Troy Grove MTAD
Sheridan Meadows, Mt. Vernon Township
John Dabrowski, Bloomingdale Township
Grace Vetter, Princeton Township

Representing the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer's Association:
Rhonda Novak, Will County

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