Randy Ripperger, CAE, FIAAO
Polk County Assessor

111 Court Ave., Ste 195
Des Moines, IA 50309

515-286-3158 direct
515-286-3386 fax
515-777-8391 cell

Randy Ripperger, CAE, FIAAO
Polk County Assessor

Randy has nearly four decades of experience working in the county assessor's office in Polk County, Iowa, where he currently serves as County Assessor. He is an Iowa Certified Assessor and Certified General Real Property Appraiser in the state of Iowa. He also holds the CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). He is a Past-President of the IAAO (2017) and a Past President of the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors. Randy is an approved instructor for the Iowa Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board. He is also a Senior Instructor for IAAO.
Randy is currently Chair of the Governance Committee for IAAO. Over the years, he has served on a number of IAAO committees, including the Education Subcommittee, the Professional Designations Subcommittee, the Audit Committee, Grading Committee and Budget Committee. In 2011 he was named IAAO's Professional Designee of the Year.

Title
Course Price
Course Duration
How to Teach Adult Students
Request
1/2 Day (New 2015)
Public Relations & Customer Service
Request
Any length from 1.5 hours to all day (Revised 2018)
Reconstructing Income & Expense Statements
$75
1 or 2 Day (Revised 2014)
Residential Quality Rating Guidebook
Request
1/2 Day or 1 Day (Revised 2019)
Residential Quality, Condition and Effective Age
Request
1 or 2 Day (Revised 2014)
Valuation of Mobile Home Parks
$75
1 Day (Revised 2014)
Valuation of Manufactured Homes
$75
1 Day (Revised 2020)
Valuation of Residential Land
$75
1 Day (Revised 2016)
Low-End Residential Properties
$75
1-Day (Revised 2017)
Valuation of High-End & Difficult Homes
$75
1 Day (Revised 2017)
Valuation of Green Residential Buildings
$75
1 Day (Revised 2019)
Valuation of Fast Food Restaurants
$75
1 Day (Revised 2022)
Valuation of Big Box Workshop
$75
1 Day (Revised 2022)
Preparation & Presenting a Valuation Appeal
$75
1 Day (Revised 2016)
Valuation of Historic Properties
$75
1 Day (Revised 2020)
Valuation of Lodging Properties
$75
1 Day (Revised 2021)
Valuation of Self Storage Properties
$75
1 Day (Revised 2021)
Appraising After a Disaster or in Traumatic Events
$75
1 Day (Revised 2019)
Unique & Challenging Homes
$75
1 day (Revised 2019)
Development of Capitalization Rates
$75
1 Day (New 2015)
Collection, Interpretation & Model Building of Income and Expense Data
Request
1 or 2 Day (Revised 2015)
Contamination & Valuation Issues
$75
1 Day (Revised 2017)
Valuation of Senior Housing
$75
1 and 2 Day (Revised 2022)
Fee Simple & Property Rights Valuation Issues for Commercial Properties
Request
1 Day (New 2020)