Requirements for Certification

Candidates must have:

  • 4,000 hours of business license (tax) experience which may include:
    • Processing business license applications and renewals
    • Performing field enforcement procedures related to business licensing
    • Performing audits for business license purposes
    • And/or other experience which may be determined as applicable by the Certification Committee.
  • Complete a total of 30 hours of educational experience to include all required classes. Please see list of class categories and hour requirements.
  • Candidate must pass a comprehensive test demonstrating ability in a variety of areas of expertise. Examination application fee is $25 and may be submitted after you have approximately 3000 hours of experience (1.5 years) Test is made up of short answer, short essay and long essay questions. This is meant to be a scholarly effort! Please check grammar, spelling and sentence structure as well as the accuracy of your writing. You may take thirty (30) days to complete the test.
  • Once all requirements have been met, you may apply for certification. Complete the application and submit with documentation of work history, class/training experience, and $35 application fee.

For more details, ask your certification committee member.
Please keep records of each class you attend. If you need help, please ask your division certification committee member. Division agendas and binders from prior conferences will be helpful. [email protected]