Career Development Program

The purpose of the Career Development Program is to encourage Commissioners and Deputies to strive for the highest levels of professionalism and to provide a means of attaining recognition as a Master Commissioner of the Revenue or a Master Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue. The program identifies criteria by which to measure professional designation, monitors the level of achievement, and maintains associated records. The Master designation demonstrates the advanced knowledge, competency, and professional accomplishment of Commissioners and Deputies.


Elected to Serve; Committed to Excellence.

The Career Development Committee worked closely with the State Compensation Board and the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center to develop and implement the minimum criteria for Master designation. The Weldon Cooper Center maintains records and transcripts, administers all course exams, and provides a liaison to the Committee.


Examples of Educational Courses:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Taxation of Real Property
  • State and Federal Income Tax
  • Tax Exemptions in Virginia
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Virginia Government and Law
  • Real Property Appraisal
  • Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Operating Budget
  • Taxation of Tangible Personal Property
  • IAAO Code of Ethics
  • Effective Media Relations


Requirement for Designation:

  • Years of Service
  • Points (Education and Experience, Service to the Association, Continuing Education)
  • Courses

Members are also required to satisfy standards of accountability and submit to an on-site audit.


Current Program

To date we have:


With grateful appreciation to the following for their support:

  • Members of the Virginia General Assembly
  • Virginia Department of Taxation
  • Virginia State Compensation Board
  • Virginia County and City Governments
  • Virginia Commissioners of the Revenue
  • Virginia Association of Assessing Officers
  • Virginia Association of Local Tax Auditors
  • University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center