The Institute of Assessing Officers, which is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, is the professional and educational arm of the NYSAA. Membership and the right to use the IAO designation are gained by satisfying certain experience requirements and by the successful completion of an examination covering all aspects of appraisal and assessment administration. An assessor with "IAO" after his or her name is recognized as one who has achieved the highest level of professional competence.
Be sure to review the Instructions for Candidates (below) and the Membership sections of the IAO Constitution and Bylaws to determine if you are eligible to take the exam. After review by the IAO Exam Committee, applicants will be notified if they are eligible to sit for the exam.
The next IAO exam will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850.
The deadline to apply to take the exam in July has passed.
Please see below for the instructions for candidates and the application form. The fee may be submitted via check or click here to pay online.