Independent Property Assessment Institute was established more than 50 years ago to provide educational opportunities to assessment professionals. The mission of the Institute is to provide educational 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 Institute courses are pre-approved for pre-election and/or continuing education credit.

All Institute classes are taught by practicing assessment and business professionals.

The Institute confers the Certified Independent Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation which is the primary designation used to qualify for election or appointment.