AAS Case Study Endorsements
"After 25 years in the profession I quit coming up with excuses not to work towards an IAAO designation and convinced myself I would make time to review for a case study exam and pursue the AAS designation: Easier said than done. Where do you even start in reviewing the broad range of topics which one needs to be familiar with to be considered an assessment administration specialist and where would I find the time?
The TEAM Consulting LLC review course was exactly the tool I needed to make this happen. Instructor Rick Stuart gave me my start in this profession so I was well aware of his knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm for assessment education. He did not disappoint. I recommend anyone planning to take the AAS Case Study exam to seriously consider participating in the TEAM workshop first. It is time well spent!"
—David Harper, AAS, RMA
Director, Division of Property Valuation
Kansas Department of Revenue
"I would like to express my gratitude to Rick Stuart and TEAM Consulting LLC for the excellent AAS Case Study Review I attended in July of 2010. Without your review I do not believe I would have been able to pass the Case Study Exam or the AAS Master Exam, but I am happy to say that with your review I was able to pass both and I am now awaiting final confirmation of my AAS designation with IAAO. I highly recommend TEAM Consulting LLC's AAS Case Study Review to anyone interested in sitting for the AAS Case Study Exam and the AAS Master Exam. Thank you again for your help.”
—Keilah Heffington, AAS
"I had received many inquiries from AAS candidates asking if I had any material that could help them in their pursuit of an AAS. Until this course was available my answer was always no. Now I can definitively tell them that there is a great course available to assist them. I plan to regularly offer this course and would recommend the same to other states or chapters with serious AAS candidates."
—Ken Joyner, RES, AAS
"I successfully completed the AAS Case Study Exam this year after completing the Team Consulting LLC review course. I found the review course to be extremely valuable. The possible subject matter for the AAS exam is so broad that it was difficult to focus my preparation. The review course helped me to determine the areas where I needed to concentrate as well as giving me a great refresher course. The interaction with other candidates during and after the course was also very valuable to my success. I highly recommend that anyone who is planning to take the Case Study Exam, take the Case Study Review course first."
—J Brent Weisner, AAS
"I have been an IAAO member since about 1987 and for many years I worked as a Chief Deputy in large, high-valued townships in the Chicago metropolitan area. Since I was responsible for the ad valorem valuation of all types of non-farm property, I hoped to one day earn the CAE designation. However, working for 3 different townships, as a licensed fee appraiser and raising a family of five children I never found the time.
Eventually I was honored to be chosen to be the Supervisor of Assessments in McLean County in central Illinois. The office was a mess when I arrived. I often describe it as taking over as captain of a ship that is lying at the bottom of the ocean with a huge hole in the hull. With hard work and a better staff than I deserve the boat was floated and now rides proud. My career had taken a turn however. I am now much more an administrator than an assessor/appraiser. I switched to the AAS candidacy, but once again found more excuses for not completing the designation. One day I received a brochure for an AAS Case Study review, and part of the review included the opportunity to take the 8 hour exam on the final day. Finally, it was an opportunity to force myself, after 24 years of procrastinating to see if I had the knowledge, experience and drive to earn a designation.
To make a long story short, if it had not been for the case study review I would still be a candidate instead of a proud holder of the AAS designation. A word of warning, read the preparation materials and do a good review before you get there. I felt like I was taking an exam on my 24 years of assessment practice. The feeling of accomplishment cannot be adequately described. I heartily endorse the AAS Case Study Review."
—Robert T. Kahman, AAS, CIAO-I
Supervisor of Assessments
McLean County, Illinois
Team Consulting's AAS Case Study Review Class prepared me to take and pass the IAAO's case study exam on my way to earning my designation. The information presented in the class, mirror's the material on the new Case Study exam that the IAAO has recently implemented in their designation program. Thanks Rick, Marion and the entire Team Consulting organization for helping me further my assessing career. Aaron Suozzi, AAS - Indiana
I’ve just finished your AAS study guide and want to tell you how excellent I found the book. This book certainly serves the purpose of preparing me for the AAS Case Study exam. It is clear, concise, and complete. The problems and solutions encountered throughout this guide as well as in the practice exam, allows the student both a refresher on different techniques, as well as a method to pin-point any error in their calculations. I especially, like the chapter on calculating the confidence intervals for the median. Also, for individuals like me, who have never done quite well with items which require rote learning, I really appreciate the concise description of the concepts encountered in course 400. Excellent job, gentlemen! Thank you so much. Respectfully, Michael L. Brooks, RES - Washington
It was a great refresher and invaluable for someone like me who took IAAO 101 & 102 many years ago. With our busy lives the workshop helps to get you focused. It was a large part of assisting me in passing the Case Study Exam.
—Carl Chance, AAS, CLDA
Sabine, Louisiana Assessor’s Office
"I attended TEAM's AAS Case Study Workshop in Austin, Texas with Rick Stuart in January. The material that we covered in this workshop was invaluable in preparing me for success with my Case Study and ultimately my Master Examination. Some of the course work we covered I had not taken for more than 10 years, so this was a wonderful refresher. I had tried to cover all of this on my own, but inevitably needed to take the workshop on site, because Rick has a way of making a person really understand what was covered in those courses, and how to use it in a practical application." Thank you, Rick Stuart for making my road to an AAS Designation a success!"
—Rownea Gerbracht, AAS, CAA
VANGUARD APPRAISALS, INC
“The material provided, and the attendance of the AAS Case Study Workshop, was incredibly helpful in refreshing my knowledge that I hadn’t used in some time. I feel it was well worth the time and personal investment, which was the biggest contributing factor to my passing of the actual exam. I extend my personal thanks to Rick Stuart who instructed the course and to all those who were involved.”
AAS Senior Analyst
Pulaski County Arkansas Assessor’s Office