Assessor's Office certified for 2020
January 23, 2020
The Wyoming Department of Revenue has once again certified three members of staff from the Crook County Assessor’s Office. It’s not actually a state requirement for the whole office to be certified, but County Assessor Theresa Curren has made it her goal for every employee to achieve that status.
“It’s important for all of us to know what we’re doing when we’re assessing everybody’s property,” is Curren’s view. She believes the certification process teaches the ethics of the job as well as the rules.
This year, both Curren and Todd Fritz received permanent certification, which is achieved through classes on standards of appraisal practice and the fundamentals of real property appraisal, followed by a test.
This gives an employee temporary certification, but 90 more hours of classes are needed for permanent status, which can take a while.
“It takes about four years,” says Curren.
Once permanently certified, an employee must receive continuing education. While further testing is not necessary, Curren asks her staff to take the available tests to ensure their learning is on track.
Tracey Jundt, who has been with the office for two years, received temporary certification this year and is in the process of working towards her permanent certification.