The International Association of Assessing Officer's (IAAO's) Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration (CEAA) recognizes governmental units that integrate best practices into the workplace. The CEAA is a prestigious peer review that requires appraisal districts to submit a large amount of data to be reviewed by groups of peers that have previously received the award.
Appraisal districts that have received IAAO's CEAA are reviewed using a limited-scope review during the 2014-15 MAP review cycle. The appraisal districts that qualify for this limited-scope review are evaluated on these two questions, as well as all 2014-15 review questions in the Taxpayer Assistance and Appraisal Standards, Procedures and Methodology sections:
- Did the board of directors evaluate the performance of the chief appraiser and discuss the evaluation with him or her at any time from Jan. 1, 2012 to the time of the issuance of the preliminary MAP report in 2014 or 2015?
- Are the appraisal district's written procedures for hiring new staff, specifying the job responsibilities, advertising the job, screening applicants, interviewing candidates, and selecting qualified candidates implemented and operational?
The appraisal districts that qualify for limited-scope reviews are:
- 2014: Taylor and Wichita
- 2015: Dallas, El Paso and Williamson