The Center for Government Services at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers courses in tax collection administration that are designed to train municipal tax collectors in the duties and responsibilities of their office. Other municipal officials and interested citizens are invited to enroll in the courses provided the prerequisites are satisfied and space is available.
Experienced members of the field comprise the instructional staff; all are state certified tax collectors. Courses are scheduled in both the fall and spring semesters at locations throughout the state. Times and locations are announced in advance of each semester.
Principles of Municipal Tax Collection I, II and III are required in all cases for the designation of Certified Tax Collector (see N.J.S.A. 40A:9-145 et seq.). Required texts are provided for the three mandatory courses, including:
- Principles of Municipal Tax Collection I
- Principles of Municipal Tax Collection II
- Principles of Municipal Tax Collection III
- Division of Local Government Services New Jersey
- Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association of New Jersey
Continuing Education Information
Certificates are awarded for the satisfactory completion of each program. This is defined as attendance at 80 percent of the class hours, a passing grade of 80, and full payment of all fees.