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TACA Education Resources

 

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For additional information on TACA Education items, please contact: education@tacaoftexas.org 

How Do I Request CEs?


CE Hours


What are my SB546/SB929 Hours? as of 10-13-2020

Note:  These are the hours required under SB546 and SB929.  All TACs are subject to SB546 provisions and TACs that collect property taxes and take office after 5/18/2017 are subject to both SB546 and SB929 provisions.  For a full description of Continuing Education for County Tax Assessors, please see Texas Property Tax Code Sec. 6.231.


Deputy Certification CE Hours  as of 10-13-2020

Certification Reinstatement Policy

Find Your TAC# as of 03-02-2020 click here.

TACA Professional Designation Program Requirements - Updated 1/1/2020

NEW CHANGES TO THE TACA PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION  CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PROGRAM   
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019 and JANUARY 1, 2020


To obtain a TACA professional designation certification the TACA Active member must complete all required courses AND have completed two (2) years of experience as the County Tax Assessor-Collector.

To obtain a TACA professional designation certification the TACA Associate member must have at least two (2) years of experience working in a county tax office.

The TACA Course Ethics for County Tax Assessor-Collectors is required to be completed once every twenty-four (24) months to maintain any TACA professional designation certification.  This provision applies to all Active and Associate members of TACA that hold a TACA Professional Designation Certification on January 1, 2019 and thereafter.

Title Fraud training (formerly known as Red Flag training) is now a mandatory course to obtain a CTOP and/or PCC certification.

The following TxDMV Training Modules are now required to earn the CTOP Professional Designation Certification:

(R) Registration Training Modules: R-101, R-102, R-103, R-104, R-105, R-106, R-107, R-108, R-109, R-110, R-117; and
(T) Title Training Modules: T-101, T-102, T-103, T-104, T-105, T-106, T-107, T-108, T-110, T-205, T-210; and
(CSI) Customer Service Modules and Value Added – CSI
A PCC/CTOP/PDAC/PCAC Designation awarded in a calendar year will be required to acquire the applicable CE hours to maintain the designation beginning January 1 of the following calendar year.


Cybersecurity Training




Pursuant to HB 3834, “at least once a year, a local government shall identify local government employees who have access to a local government computer system or database and require those employees and elected officials of the local government to complete a cybersecurity training program certified [by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)].” Completed training can be used for SB 546 CE compliance and counted for deputy CEs. A list of approved cybersecurity training courses can be found here: APPROVED COURSES. This is as of 3/3/2020.

PTEC Courses


PTEC Course Registration is now available! Please use the "Online Registration Instructions" link above as a resource for registering.

2020 TACA Education Calendar as of 10/14/2020

2020 TACA Virtual Education Calendar as of 05/28/2020

TACA Class Policies and Procedures  as of 9/6/19

Online Registration Instructions

PTEC Course #101 - Property Tax Administration**  

PTEC Course #102 - Property Tax Appraisal**

PTEC Course #7 - Property Tax Law**

PTEC Course #8 - Property Tax Assessment & Collections**

PTEC Course #9 - Advanced Property Tax Assessment & Collections** 

PTEC Course #28 - Truth in Taxation**

Note:  Course #28, Truth in Taxation, is required within the first 12 months of taking office for elected/appointed County Tax Assessor-Collectors whose offices collect property taxes.

**Required for PCC Designation

 

VG Young Institute Online Courses



TACA Continuing Education courses are available for CE credit hours under SB546 and SB929.  These online courses are also available to obtain and/or maintain a TACA Professional Designation Certification. 

VG Young Institute Courses

What to expect from an online VG Young Course:
- Courses consists of tutorial, comprehensive review and evaluation
- Each course will take at least 1 hour to complete
- Participants should always print their certificate upon course completion
- The Institute will report participant completion on your behalf.

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