2018 ANNUAL REPORT 29 TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF PROFESSIONALS Appraisals for property tax purposes can be highly technical and specialized. The Office of the Assessor offers a year-long Appraiser Trainee Certification Program (ATCP) approved by the California State Board of Equalization and a year-long Ownership Clerk I Trainee Program (OCITP). All classes are taught by in-house experts who are skilled in various areas of appraisal and property ownership. These intensive, twelve- month certification programs include classroom and field training. Four classes graduated this year: three from ATCP and one from OCITP. They will now go on to become Property Appraisers and Ownership Clerks, respectively. 69 graduates 24 expert trainers 12 exams passed Appraiser Trainee Certification Program