North Carolina Property Mappers Association

IAAO Course 600

November 18-22, 2013
Twin City Quarter
Winston Salem, NC

Maps & Directions

Course Description

Course 600 - Principles and Techniques of Cadastral Mapping
Principles and Techniques of Cadastral Mapping is intended to be a comprehensive, interactive program to introduce entry-level map maintenance personnel and assessment technicians to the field of cadastral mapping. Students are presented basic mapping principles and techniques and are expected to demonstrate basic skills that will allow them to plot deeded descriptions in both the metes and bounds land description system and the Public Land Survey System. Principles and Techniques of Cadastral Mapping utilize lectures, classroom discussion, and exercises to emphasize the main concepts and procedures taught in the course.

Due to the lack of recent offerings of IAAO Courses 600 and 601 convenient to North Carolina and an overwhelming interest from our membership, the NC Property Mappers Association will be co-sponosoring Course 600, November 18-22, 2013 (cosponsored by NCAAO as a part of their Fall Conference in Winston Salem NC.) We hope to also offer Course 601 in the Fall of 2015. A recent search of the IAAO Membership Database showed that more than 15% of the current members with CMS Designation were from North Carolina. We hope that these course offerings will help more people achieve this notable designation.


Course 600 Printable Registration Form (Adobe .pdf)
or Course 600 Printable Registration Form (MSWord .doc)

Registration Deadline: October 18th.

Direct questions (other than those concerning IAAO certifications) to NCPMA Education Chair, Kevin Locklear at (919) 560-0333 or

Registrations checks should be made out to "NCAAO Fall Conference" and should be sent along with registration forms to:
NC Dept. of Revenue
Attn: Tina Stone
PO Box 871
Raleigh NC 27602

Tuition Charges*
While this event is being held in conjunction with the NCAAO Fall Conference, participants are not registered for the conference. Certain conference events may be included, but the NCAAO President's Reception and Banquet are not included. Participants may register for these events for additional fees as shown on the registration form.
NCPMA or NCAAO Member $500
Non-Member $600
*Due to the large discount for NCPMA Members, you may not join either Association just to receive a lower tuition rate.
Tuition discounts for new members will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Refunds for cancellations after 10/31/13 may be subject to a cancellation fee of $50.00.
If the registrant is unable to attend, you may send a substitute participant without penalty.
Lunch on certain days may be included for course registrants TBA.

Hotel Information

Twin City Quarter
425 N Cherry St
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(800) 320-0934

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Winston-Salem Twin Quarters (where the course will be taught) at a rate of $139.00 per night plus 12.75% tax. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel at 1-800-320-0934. In order to assure availability at the quoted rate, please make reservations by October 18, 2013.

Flying into town?

The closest major commercial airport is Piedmont Triad International (PTI) located between Winston Salem and Greensboro, approximately 23 miles east of the host hotel on I-40. 6 Commerical Airlines fly in and out of PTI.


Course 600 is a required course for the International Association of Assessment Officers (IAAO) Cadastral Mapping Specialist (CMS) Professional Designation. The course will be taught by TBA a certified IAAO Instructor.

For more information on the CMS Designation, please see the IAAO Website


IAAO generally provides a toolset for all students taking the class, but as they are generally small, we recommend that you may want to bring some of your own tools (same as for mapping school)

The NCPMA also plans to co-sponsor the IAAO Advanced Mapping (Course 601) some time in 2015.

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