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Board of Assessment Appeal Training (as required by Act 155 of 2018)

The updated Board of Assessment Appeal trainings sponsored by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) in cooperation with the Assessors’ Association of Pennsylvania (AAP) is now available as online on-demand for any board of assessment appeal members needing to complete their training. This training program, consisting of three modules, for all board of assessment appeals/revision, exemption and auxiliary board members will satisfy the requirements of Act 155 of 2018 which requires all members of these boards to complete training to continue to hear county property tax assessment appeals. 


For questions about registration or classes, please email


Training Details


Training Requirements Under Act 155

Board of Assessment Appeal/Revision Members and Exemption Board Members - All board of assessment appeal/revision and exemption board members are required to take all three training modules. Modules do not need to be taken in order.

Auxiliary Appeal Board Members - All auxiliary board members are required to take only Modules 1 and 2. Modules do not need to be taken in order.

New Board Members - If your county’s board of commissioners/council members usually serves as the appeal board for your county or anyone new has been appointed recently, those new members and commissioners/council members have six months from the time of their appointment/taking office to complete the training.

Any board member who currently holds an active Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE) license is exempt from this training. Please supply your AV number to your county’s chief assessor.

Any board member who holds an inactive CPE license is exempt from completing Module 1. The county chief assessor will need to verify the license with the PA State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.

Each county assessment office will be responsible for making sure that each board of assessment appeal/revision, exemption and auxiliary board member completes the necessary training. Completion certificates will be issued by CCAP to the county assessment office.


Registration for the Training

Cost: To register for the online on-demand training modules, please contact CCAP at PACountiesTraining@pacounties.org. A CCAP staff member will contact you to set up your registration.

Each of the three training modules is $20 per module. Only check payments will be accepted. Please send a copy of your class confirmation(s) along with your check made payable to CCAP to “BOAA Training”, PO Box 60769, Harrisburg, PA 17106 

You will be registered in the Learning Management System (LMS) site. You will receive an auto-generated email with your username and password that will be needed to access the system to complete the training(s). The email address used to send this email will be noreply@pacountie-gov.cofenselms.com. Please check your spam and junk mail folders for this email. 

Each board member completing the online on demand modules will receive a completion certificate for each module.

We encourage all board members to watch the training modules along with your chief assessor or someone from the county assessment office. If your county is planning to have multiple board members take the modules together, please have your chief assessor register everyone online. Each board member will need to be registered individually. After the training modules have been completed and verified by the county assessment office, certificates of completion will be sent to your county’s assessment office.