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Assessors


Laws establishing training requirements:
IC 3-8-1-23
County assessor
Sec. 23. (a) A candidate for the office of county assessor must:
(1) have resided in the county for at least one (1) year before the election, as provided in Article 6, Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana;
(2) own real property located in the county upon taking office; and
(3) fulfill the requirements of subsections (b) through (d), as applicable.
(b) A candidate for the office of county assessor who runs in an election after June 30, 2008, must have attained the certification of a level two assessor-appraiser under IC 6-1.1-35.5.
(c) A candidate for the office of county assessor who:
(1) did not hold the office of county assessor on January 1, 2012; and
(2) runs in an election after January 1, 2012;
must have attained the certification of a level three assessor-appraiser under IC 6-1.1-35.5.
(d) A candidate for the office of county assessor who:
(1) held the office of county assessor on January 1, 2012; and
(2) runs in an election after January 1, 2016;
must have attained the certification of a level three assessor-appraiser under IC 6-1.1-35.5.
As added by P.L.5-1986, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.3-1987, SEC.91; P.L.219-2007, SEC.1; P.L.146-2008, SEC.2; P.L.146-2012, SEC.1.
IC 6-1.1-35.5-1
Conduct and administration of programs
Sec. 1. The department of local government finance shall:
(1) conduct an assessor-appraiser examination and certification program for level one and level two certifications; and
(2) administer a level three assessor-appraiser certification program.
The department shall design and implement the programs in a manner that maximizes the number of certified assessor-appraisers involved in the assessment process.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.8, SEC.56. Amended by P.L.90-2002, SEC.253; P.L.1-2004, SEC.43 and P.L.23-2004, SEC.46; P.L.219-2007, SEC.75.
IC 6-1.1-35.5-3
Design of level one and level two examinations; eligibility to take examination; subject matter of examination
Sec. 3. The department of local government finance shall design two (2) assessor-appraiser examinations, to be called "level one" and "level two". All citizens of Indiana are eligible to apply for and to be examined under "level one" and "level two" examinations, subject only to the resources and limitations of the department of local government finance in conducting the examinations. Both examinations should cover the subjects of real estate appraising, accounting, and property tax law. Successful performance on the level one examination requires the minimum knowledge needed for effective performance as a county or township assessor under this article. Success on the level two examination requires substantial knowledge of the subjects covered in the examination.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.8, SEC.56. Amended by P.L.6-1997, SEC.119; P.L.90-2002, SEC.254.
IC 6-1.1-35.5-4.5
Level three program; rules; course sponsor regulation
Sec. 4.5. (a) The department shall:
(1) administer a program for level three assessor-appraiser certifications;
(2) design a curriculum for level three assessor-appraiser certification candidates that:
(A) specifies educational criteria for acceptable tested courses offered by:
(i) nationally recognized assessing organizations;
(ii) postsecondary educational institutions; or
(iii) other education delivery organizations;
in each subject matter area of the curriculum; and
(B) requires superior knowledge of assessment administration and property valuation concepts; and
(3) carry out a program to approve courses that meet the requirements of the curriculum described in subdivision (2) and approve course sponsors that provide these courses.
Only an approved sponsor may offer a course that meets the curriculum requirements for level three assessor-appraiser certification candidates. The department shall establish procedures and requirements for courses and course sponsors that permit the department to verify that sponsors and courses meet the standards established by the department and that candidates comply with these standards. The department shall maintain a list of approved sponsors and approved courses that meet the criteria for the level three assessor-appraiser certification curriculum designed under subsection (a)(2).
As added by P.L.219-2007, SEC.76. Amended by P.L.146-2012, SEC.6.
For more information regarding assessor training, please click here to read IC 6-1.1-35.5 in its entirety.

Funds that can be used for training:

The sales disclosure fund (as established by IC 6-1.1-5.5-4.5) is used to fund expenses related to the required training of assessors.
 
 


Auditors


Laws establishing training requirements:
IC 36-2-9-2.5
County auditor training courses
Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of county auditor that are developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
(b) An individual elected to the office of county auditor after November 6, 2012, shall complete at least:
(1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
(2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the county auditor's term.
As added by P.L.120-2012, SEC.7.
IC 36-2-9.5-2.5
Marion County auditor training courses
Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of county auditor that are developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
(b) An individual elected to the office of county auditor after November 6, 2012, shall complete at least:
(1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
(2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the county auditor's term.
As added by P.L.120-2012, SEC.8.
 
Funds that can be used for training:
In addition to the county elected officials training fund (as established in IC 36-2-7-19) and county general fund appropriations, the homestead verification fund (as established in IC 6-1.1-36-17) can be used toward training expenses.

 

Available training courses:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

   

State Board of Accounts Newly Elected Auditor Training

(Offered Election Years Only)

6

State Board of Accounts Annual Auditors Conference (15 hours/year)

45

Pre-Conference Education Class (3 hours/twice a year)

(Education class held Tuesday prior to Auditors Conference)

18

AIC Annual Conference Affiliate Meeting (3 hours/year)

9

AIC Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training

(Offered Election Years Only)

6

AIC Institute for Excellence Core Courses (5 hours/each)
NOTE: THESE THREE COURSES ARE REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION OF CURRICULUM.

-Budget & Finance Level I
-Legal & Ethical Issues
-Human Resources

15

AIC Institute for Excellence Electives (3 hours)

-Leadership and Communication

3

Auditors Regional Meetings (3 hours/twice a year)

18

Commissioners Assoc. Annual Conference Affiliate Meeting (1 hour/year)

3

State Board of Accounts County Council Meeting (3 hours/year)

9

   

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE:

159

 



Clerks


Law establishing training requirements:
IC 33-32-2-9
Required training courses
Sec. 9. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of circuit court clerk that are developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
(b) An individual elected to the office of circuit court clerk after November 2, 2010, shall complete at least:
(1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
(2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the individual's term as circuit court clerk.
As added by P.L.45-2010, SEC.1.
Funds that can be used for training:
In addition to the county elected officials training fund (as established in IC 36-2-7-19) and county general fund appropriations, the clerk's record perpetuation fund (as established in IC 33-37-5-2) may be used to partially fund training expenses as long as the courses relate to records preservation, the improvement of record keeping systems and equipment, and/or case management systems. The Title IV-D incentive fund (as established in IC 31-25-4-23.5) can also be used for training courses, as long as the courses relate to child support.
Available training courses:
COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

   
State Board of Accounts Newly Elected Clerk Training
(Offered Election Years Only)

6

State Board of Accounts Annual Clerks Conference (15 hours/year)

45

AIC Annual Conference Affiliate Meeting (3 hours/year)

9

AIC Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training

6

AIC Institute for Excellence Core Courses (5 hours/each)
-Budget & Finance Level I
-Legal & Ethical Issues
-Human Resources

15

AIC Institute for Excellence Electives (5 hours/each)
-Record Preservation & Public Access

5

Clerk District Meetings (6 hours/twice a year)

36

NACRC Annual Conference (9 hours/year)

27

Train the Trainer/HAVA (2 hours/session, 2 sessions/years offered)

12

BMV Conference (6 hours/year)

18

Passport Authority (6 hours/year)

18

Child Support Bureau (9 hours/year)

27

Annual Election Administrators Conference (12 hours/year)

36

Indiana Voter Registration Association Meetings (6 hours/year)

18

State Court Administration Regional Meetings (3 hours/each)

3

State Voter Registration System Web X

Subject to content and hours

Vendor User Training Pre-Approved by SBoA (each)

Subject to content and hours

   
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE:

281+

 
 


Coroners


Law establishing training requirements:
IC 36-2-14-22.3
Training courses for coroners and deputy coroners
Sec. 22.3. (a) The coroners training board established by IC 4-23-6.5-3, in consultation with the Indiana law enforcement academy, shall create and offer a training course for coroners and deputy coroners. The training course must include:
(1) at least forty (40) hours of instruction; and
(2) instruction regarding:
(A) death investigation;
(B) crime scenes; and
(C) preservation of evidence at a crime scene for police and crime lab technicians.
(b) The coroners training board, in consultation with the Indiana law enforcement academy, shall create and offer an annual training course for coroners and deputy coroners. The annual training course must:
(1) include at least eight (8) hours of instruction; and
(2) cover recent developments in:
(A) death investigation;
(B) crime scenes; and
(C) preservation of evidence at a crime scene for police and crime lab technicians.
(c) In creating the courses under subsections (a) and (b), the coroners training board shall consult with a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology regarding medical issues that are a part of the training courses.
(d) All training in the courses offered under subsections (a) and (b) that involves medical issues must be approved by a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology.
(e) All training in the courses offered under subsections (a) and (b) that involves crime scenes and evidence preservation must be approved by a law enforcement officer.
(f) The coroners training board shall issue a coroner or deputy coroner a certificate upon successful completion of the courses described in subsections (a) and (b).
As added by P.L.3-2008, SEC.258.
Funds that can be used for training:
The coroners training and continuing education fund (as established by IC 4-23-6.5-8) is used to fund all expenses related to the required training of elected county coroners and appointed deputy coroners. Uses for the fund are detailed in IC 4-23-6.5-9.
 
 


Recorders


Law establishing training requirements:
IC 36-2-11-2.5
Training
Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of county recorder that are developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
(b) An individual elected to the office of county recorder after November 4, 2008, shall complete at least:
(1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
(2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the county recorder's term.
As added by P.L.171-2009, SEC.1.
Funds that can be used for training:
In addition to the county elected officials training fund (as established in IC 36-2-7-19) and county general fund appropriations, the records perpetuation fund (as established in IC 36-2-7-10(d)) may be used to partially fund training expenses as long as the courses relate to records preservation and/or the improvement of record keeping systems and equipment.
Available training courses:
COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

   
State Board of Accounts Newly Elected Recorder Training (Offered Election Years Only)

6

State Board of Accounts Annual Recorders Conference (9 hours/year)

27

AIC Annual Conference Affiliate Meeting (3 hours/year)

9

AIC Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training

6

AIC Institute for Excellence Core Courses (5 hours/each)
-Budget & Finance Level I
-Legal & Ethical Issues
-Human Resources

15

AIC Institute for Excellence Electives (5 hours/each)
-Transfer Process & Uniform Commercial Code
-Record Preservation & Public Access

10

Recorder District Meetings (3 hours/year)

9

NACRC Annual Conference (9 hours/year)

27

Vendor User Training Pre-Approved by SBoA (each)

3

   
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE:

112

 
 
 

Surveyors

Law establishing training requirements:
IC 36-2-12-2.5
Training
Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training course" refers to:
(1) a training course related to the office of county surveyor that is compiled or developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts; or 
(2) an educational course regarding land surveying that is taken by an individual who is
(A) serving in the office of county surveyor; and 
(B) an actively registered professional surveyor
(b)An Individual elected to the office of county surveyor after June 30, 2009, but before July 1, 2013, shall, within two (2) years after beginning the county surveyor's term, complete at least twenty-four (24) hours of training courses. 
(c) An individual elected to the office of county surveyor after June 30, 2013, shall complete at least:
(1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and 
(2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years; after the individual is elected to the office of county surveyor.
(d) A training course that an individual completes:
(1) after being elected to the office of county surveyor; and 
(2) before that individual begins serving in the office of county surveyor; shall be counted toward the requirements under subsection (c).
(e) An individual shall fulfill the training requirement established by subsection (c) for each term the individual serves.
(f) The subsection applies only to an individual appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of county surveyor. An individual described in this sub section may, but is not required to, take any training courses required by subsection (c). If an individual described in this subsection takes a training course required by subsection (c) for an elected county surveyor, the county shall pay for the training course as if the individual had been elected county surveyor. 
As added by P.L.171-2009, SEC.2.
Funds that can be used for training:
Only the county elected officials training fund (as established in IC 36-2-7-19) and county general fund appropriations can be used for surveyor training expenses.
Available training courses:
COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

   
AIC Annual Conference Affiliate Meeting (3 hours/year)

9

AIC Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training

6

AIC Institute for Excellence Core Courses (5 hours/each)
-Budget & Finance Level I
-Legal & Ethical Issues
-Human Resources

15

AIC Institute for Excellence Electives (5 hours/each)
-Cornerstone
-Drainage

10

Annual Farm Bureau Drainage 101

6

Annual ISPLS Conference (15 hours/year)

45

ISPLS Full-Day Continuing Education Seminars (6 hours/session, 2 sessions/year)

36

ISPLS Half-Day Chapter Continuing Education Seminars (3 hours/session)

3

Vincennes University Land Surveying Seminars(3 hours/session)

3

Annual Purdue Road School Surveyors Meeting (6 hours/year)

18

Annual Purdue Stormwater Conference (6 hours/year)

18

Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Annual Conference (12 hours/year)

36

Curriculum under Rule 865 from an Indiana accredited higher education
institution (training credits will equal 4x college or university credit hours
per class; not to exceed 12 credits per year)

45

   
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE:

250

 
 
 

Treasurers


Law establishing training requirements:
IC 36-2-10-2.5
County treasurer training courses
Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of county treasurer that are developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
(b) An individual elected to the office of county treasurer after November 6, 2012, shall complete at least:
(1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
(2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the county treasurer's term.
As added by P.L.120-2012, SEC.9.
Funds that can be used for training:
Only the county elected officials training fund (as established in IC 36-2-7-19) and county general fund appropriations can be used for treasurer training expenses.
Available training courses:
COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

   
State Board of Accounts Newly Elected Treasurer Training
(Offered Election Years Only)

6

State Board of Accounts Annual Treasurers Conference (15 hours/year)

45

AIC Annual Conference Affiliate Meeting (3 hours/year)

9

AIC Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training
(Offered Election Years Only)

6

AIC Annual Conference Workshops (1 hour/each, total of 3 hours/year)

9

AIC Institute for Excellence Core Courses (5 hours/each)
-Budget & Finance Level 1
-Legal & Ethical Issues
-Human Resources

15

AIC Institute for Excellence Electives (5 hours/each)
-Budget & Finance Level 2

5

Treasurer District Meetings (5 hours/year)

15

Vendor User Training Pre-Approved by State Board of Accounts (per course)
-Tax Sale Training
-Tax Software Annual Training
-Banks Workshop

Subject to content and hours

   
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE:

110+

 
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Association of Indiana Counties (AIC)

Tonight, I had the pleasure of attending the Indiana Society of Association Executives' annual 'Star Awards' banquet. What made it very special was that our own Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Executive Director, David Bottorff, was named 'Association Executive of the Year'!

Last year's award recipient made the following presentation:

'This year's executive of the year celebrated his 15th year as executive director of his association. 2019 also marks his 31st year serving the citizens of Indiana in one form or another. According to his staff, whenever a new initiative is proposed or priorities compete, he always asks, 'What is best for the citizens of Indiana?' and, 'What is best for our members?' This individual is the definition of a true working director as he is the first one in the office, and the last one to leave. He works tirelessly on the legislative concerns of association members and is in constant contact with all members to keep them informed of the many changes and issues affecting their offices. In the past year, his efforts representing local government and taxpayers have ranged from mental health initiatives to the opioid drug dependency crisis to assessment and taxation issues, just to name a few. He treats his staff with the utmost courtesy and respect, while making them feel like family. His opinions are highly regarded and his commitment is recognized by both legislators and the many departments of state government. However, his greatest achievement is his ability to represent each unit of local government equally, work through differences, and gain consensus. This year's recipient has been an incredible asset to his industry and deserves to be recognized for what he has contributed with the career devoted to association management. Please help me, and our past honorees, in congratulating this year's Association Executive of the Year, David Bottorff of the Association of Indiana Counties.'

David's speech:

'Thank you, this is a great surprise and, I'm very appreciative of the opportunity to work with other association executives for the betterment of association management and all the members that they serve. Of course, this is really a tribute to my staff at the Association of Indiana Counties. They do a tremendous job representing local government-county government-they buy into our motto of 'serving county officials so they can better serve taxpayers' and, they take that to heart-just tremendous intuitive on their part. I also want to thank my board members. Our President is here-Anton Neff, Owen County Councilperson is here tonight--and our board of directors gives me tremendous amount of latitude, and I very much appreciate that. My wife Melissa is here tonight as well. And, she knows the hours that I put in-that we put in sometimes--to help the association. Again, just really an honor and very grateful and I just want to thank you all for your support of the ISAE and everything you do for your membership so, thank you very much.'

David, congratulations from all of us--this high honor is very much deserved! It's a testament to your hard work and outstanding service in support of county government.

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In true David fashion...he raises up the staff...takes little credit of his own...that’s why WE have the best executive director...this award doesn’t even come close to giving you the recognition of the hard work and dedication you so humbly deserve. Job well done! You make it easy to buy into our motto...you lead by example.

Best boss ever! I had the privilege of working for David for 13 years and miss his leadership. He’s one in a million. Congratulations, David!

Congratulations David!

Congratulations! So proud of David and all he represents through his service to County government!

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