Property Tax Education Program

The Illinois Department of Revenue’s education program provides instruction in areas where the Department has a direct involvement in the assessment process.  Candidates to the offices of Township Assessor, Chief County Assessment Officer, and Board of Review must meet certain educational qualifications to be eligible to be appointed, elected, or contracted to office.  Below you can find links to information about IDOR’s education program, office qualifications, and the Department’s course schedule.

Course Schedule and Continuing Education


Home Study and IDOR Educational Course Material

Important update – Significant changes have been made to the PTAX-1-A and PTAX-1-B manuals. The methodology for valuing property based on the cost approach has been updated to reflect the current costs. In addition to this, the PRC-2 and PRC-4 have been revised to accommodate the new cost schedules. If you downloaded and studied a prior version, please make us aware of this at the time you are registering for a home study exam. 

Township/Multi-township Certification