​Continuing Education for Tax Assessor-Collectors

A county assessor-collector must successfully complete 20 hours of continuing education before each anniversary of the date on which the county assessor-collector takes office.

The continuing education must include at least 10 hours of instruction on laws relating to the assessment and collection of property taxes for a county assessor-collector who assesses or collects property taxes. A county assessor-collector may carry forward from one 12-month period to the next not more than 10 continuing education hours that, if in addition, a county assessor-collector shall successfully complete continuing education courses on ethics and on the constitutional and statutory duties of the county assessor-collector not later than the 90th day after the date on which the county assessor-collector first takes office.

Newly elected or appointed tax assessor-collectors that assess or collect property taxes shall also successfully complete at least 40 hours of continuing education courses on the assessment and collection of property taxes, including a course dedicated to Chapter 26, not later than the first anniversary of the date on which the county assessor-collector first takes office.

Programs that Qualify

Continuing education must be approved by a state agency or an accredited institution of higher education, including an institution that is a part of or associatied with an accredited institution of higher education.

Filing for Credit

A certificate of attendance is furnished by the sponsor of the conference that you attend. Tax Assessor-Collectors should maintain a copy for their records. The program sponsor will assist by submitting forms to the TACA. Transcripts will be provided twice a year.

As a courtesy, the Texas Association of Counties tracks hours and provides transcripts for a County Tax Assessor-Collector. **The Texas Association of Counties does not approve continuing education credits.

Legal Source

Tax Code, Sec. 6.231

Open Government Training Information

Elected and appointed public officials are required by a state law to receive training in Texas open government laws. For more information on this training including free video training courses, visit The Office of the Attorney General website.

County Official Organizations

The Texas Association of Counties serves as the umbrella organization for various independent county official organizations in Texas. These organizations serve as an important resource for county officials for information, networking and advocacy.

The association for this office is Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas.