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Videos may be viewed in a group setting but must be viewed individually for a viewer to receive CE credit. Each video prints a single CE certificate to show completion by an individual and it cannot be modified to accommodate more than one viewer. There is no option for submitting a group of viewers for CE credit.

Taxpayers and practitioners are invited to participate in videos hosted by the Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD). Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) continuing education (CE) credit is available in the amount listed with the video description. Some videos have interactive questions or quizzes, but they do not impact receipt of CE credit.

CE credits are not immediately posted to TDLR's website and must be separately entered. Please allow two weeks for CE credit to post. However, in the event of exceptionally large volume, posting time could take longer than two weeks. If credit is not posted after two weeks, you may inquire at PTPCE@cpa.state.tx.us.

To receive continuing education credit with TDLR, you must send the email when prompted by the program at the end of the video. The video will use your email program. Alternatively, you may forward your certificate and your TDLR number to PTPCE@cpa.state.tx.us.

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Videos

New Videos

Appraisal District Board of Directors Training Video
This video provides a brief overview of the duties and authority of an appraisal district’s board of directors. It allows 1.25 CE in the laws and rules category.

County Tax Assessor-Collector Duties
This video provides a brief overview of the duties of county tax assessor-collectors. It allows for .50 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

The 2014-15 Methods and Assistance Program Reviews
This video provides an overview of the 2014-15 MAP review process, with an emphasis on what has changed for this review cycle. It also provides a brief overview of the questions, documents and processes reviewed during this cycle. It allows .75 CE in the laws and rules category.

The Basics of the Property Value Study and How to Read Your Results
This video provides an overview of the property value study including how to read the results. It allows 1.50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Appraisal Videos

2013 Property Classification Guide
This video provides an overview of revisions made to the classification guide. It allows .75 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Open-space Land Appraisal
This video provides an overview of the legal requirements for appraising open-space land. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Reappraisal Plan and Planning Basics
This video explains the requirements of Tax Code Section 25.18 and provides information to help appraisal districts prepare a reappraisal plan. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Residence Homestead Expemption
This video offers a general overview of the residence homestead exemption and form. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

The Basics of the Property Value Study and How to Read Your Results
This video provides an overview of the property value study including how to read the results. It allows 1.50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Wildlife Management Use and Reporting Requirements
This video reviews the wildlife management use appraisal requirements and reporting requirements. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Appraisal Review Board Videos

Hearing Procedures, Postponements, and Other Administrative Issues
This video provides an overview of hearing procedures, postponements and other administrative issues for appraisal review board members. It allows .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

How to Present Your Case at an Appraisal Review Board Hearing – A Homeowners Guide (Continuing Education)
This video provides an overview of the appeal process and covers the most common situations that arise in a protest hearing. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

How to Present Your Case at an Appraisal Review Board Hearing – A Guide for Small Businesses (Continuing Education)
This video provides an overview of the appeal process and covers the most common situations that arise in a protest hearing. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Personal Property
This video provides an overview of personal property appraisal for appraisal review board members. It allows .25 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Tax Code Section 25.25 Motions to Correct Errors
This video provides an overview of Section 25.25 motions to correct errors for appraisal review board members. It allows .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

The Income Approach
This video provides an overview of the income approach to appraise property for appraisal review board members. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Arbitration Videos

2013 Arbitrator Training – Part I
This is the first of a four-part video series of training for arbitrators on property tax law with an emphasis on equal and uniform appraisal. Tax Code Section 41A.06 requires this training for arbitrators. This video allows one CE for property tax professionals in the laws and rules category.

2013 Arbitrator Training – Part II
This is the second of a four-part video series of training for arbitrators on property tax law with an emphasis on equal and uniform appraisal. Tax Code Section 41A.06 requires this training for arbitrators. This video allows one CE for property tax professionals in the laws and rules category.

2013 Arbitrator Training – Part III
This is the third of a four-part video series of training for arbitrators on property tax law with an emphasis on equal and uniform appraisal. Tax Code Section 41A.06 requires this training for arbitrators. This video allows 1.25 CE for property tax professionals in the laws and rules category.

2013 Arbitrator Training – Part IV
This is the fourth of a four-part video series of training for arbitrators on property tax law with an emphasis on equal and uniform appraisal. Tax Code Section 41A.06 requires this training for arbitrators. This video allows one CE for property tax professionals in the laws and rules category.

Applying for Inclusion on the Arbitrator Registry
This video discusses the statutory requirements for becoming an arbitrator, how to apply to the registry, the importance of procedures and how to get paid for service. It allows .25 CE in the laws and rules category.

Binding Arbitration Basics for Appraisal District Staff
This video offers a general overview of binding arbitration for appraisal district staff new to the Texas property tax arbitration process and those seeking a refresher. It allows .75 CE in the laws and rules category.

Binding Arbitration for Beginners
This video offers a general overview of binding arbitration for persons new to the Texas property tax arbitration process. It allows .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

Binding Arbitration: Rules and Procedures
This video covers basic information on Tax Code requirements, Comptroller Rule 9.804 and other general practices governing the statewide arbitration process. It allows .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

Taking Your Case to Binding Arbitration
This video gives a general overview of preparing for and taking your case to binding arbitration in the Texas property tax arbitration process. It allows .25 CE in the laws and rules category.

Property Tax Professional Videos

Appraisal District Board of Directors Training Video
This video provides a brief overview of the duties and authority of an appraisal district’s board of directors. It allows 1.25 CE in the laws and rules category.

County Tax Assessor-Collector Duties
This video provides a brief overview of the duties of county tax assessor-collectors. It allows for .50 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Educational Course Instructor Responsibilities
This video provides an overview of educational course instructor responsibilities. This video is mandatory for approved instructors, but is not intended to meet the instructor training requirement for instructor applicants. It allows for .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

Ethics for Property Tax Professionals
This video covers ethics for property tax professionals as addressed by applicable laws and rules. It allows 1.25 CE in the ethics-general category.

The 2014-15 Methods and Assistance Program Reviews
This video provides an overview of the 2014-15 MAP review process, with an emphasis on what has changed for this review cycle. It also provides a brief overview of the questions, documents and processes reviewed during this cycle. It allows .75 CE in the laws and rules category.

Where to Find It in the Tax Code
This video generally describes how the Tax Code is organized and where to find some of the more widely used information. It allows 1.25 CE in the laws and rules category.

Truth-in-Taxation Videos

2013 OTSD Basics and Overview
This video covers the basics and an overview of the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting Tax Rates for Taxing Units Other Than School Districts. It allows .50 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 OTSD Publication and Notification Requirements and Rollback Elections
This video covers the publication and notification requirements as referenced in the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting Tax Rates for Taxing Units Other Than School Districts. It allows .50 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 OTSD Effective Tax Rates
This video covers the effective tax rate calculation as referenced in the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting Tax Rates for Taxing Units Other Than School Districts. It allows .50 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 OTSD Rollback Rates, Additional Sales Tax Rates and Pollution Control Rates
This video covers rollback tax, additional sales tax and pollution control tax rate calculations as referenced in the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting Tax Rates for Taxing Units Other Than School Districts. It allows .50 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 SD Basics and Overview
This video covers the basics and an overview of the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting School District Tax Rates. It allows .25 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 SD Publication and Notification Requirements and Rollback Elections
This video covers the publication and notification requirements as referenced in the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting School District Tax Rates. It allows .25 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 SD Effective Tax Rates
This video covers the effective tax rate calculation as referenced in the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting School District Tax Rates. It allows .25 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 SD Rollback Rates and Pollution Control Rates
This video covers rollback tax and pollution control rate calculations as referenced in the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting School District Tax Rates. It allows .25 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

2013 Small Taxing Units and Water Districts
This video covers the rate calculation, publication and notification requirements for small taxing units and water districts as referenced in the Comptroller’s publication, 2013 Truth-in-Taxation: A Guide for Setting Tax Rates for Taxing Units Other Than School Districts. It allows .50 CE in the assessment and collection practices category.

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